Would you put on that long white gown
And burn like there's no more tomorrows?
Will you walk with me underground
And forgive all my sicknesses and my sorrows?
Will you be shamed if I shake like I'm dyin'
When I fall to my knees and I'm crying?
Will you visit me where my body rests
Will you put on that long white dress?
Ba dadada, da, badadadada dadada
Ba dadada, da, badadada
The end could be soon, we'd better rent a room

So you can love me
Will you put on that long white dress
While I burn when there's no more tomorrows?
Will you remember me through the years I'll miss
And forget all the sadnesses and the sorrows?
Ba dadada, da, badadadada dadada
Ba dadada, da, badadada
We got buried in the fever
Now you love me
Get a room, so you can love me

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Wedding Dress Lyrics as written by MARK LANEGAN

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    would just like to add that "We got buried in the fever" is a Johnny Cash reference. The original lyric goes "we got married in a fever" in the song, Jackson.

    hpleron February 05, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about a man who is very conscious of his limits: he does drugs and is wreck, but he also "wants the gal" (if you know what I mean). He is also wanted by the girl, who is clearly attracted to him. So in approaching her he forsees what their relationship might be: he detoxing or going into withdrowal, "when I shake like I'm dyng"- note the "when" it implies that that event is going to happe, surely. Making her miserable and making her ashamed. The grave reference is a bitter irony: he wants to imply that he is going to die before her. So basiclly he tells her: "cut the crap and sleep with me, makes much more sense, since we like each other".

    troncoson July 29, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    about wedding vows and marriage

    perry589on February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Agreed. Ah, nice song, really nice one by Lanegan. The man's a singing prodigy. Beautiful voice. :)

    BloodstaiNon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    also about dieing i think. He asks himself if he dies if the woman in this song will still remember him as a good man, despite his shortcomings... Beautiful lyric

    Lord Pembrokeon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    I agree, Lord Pembroke... This is probably about a man who wonders if his wife's love for him will remain even after his death, or if it will die with him.

    Marajaon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Have you seen the live clip of this from Irish TV that's up on Youtube? Amazing.

    MaddAddamson January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    i cant think of many songs more erotic than this one

    DownInTheDarkon August 02, 2009   Link
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    this really is possibly my favorite song of all time. it makes me want to dance and cry at the same time

    nickypeepson June 01, 2010   Link

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