"Wedding Dress" as written by Mark Weinberg and Matt / Nathanson....
So we lie here in the dark
All the wrong things on fire
In sickness and in health
To be with you, just to be with you

In your wedding dress
To have and to hold
Even at my best
I wanna let go

And you hold me in your arms
And all that I can see
Is my future in your hands
And all that I can feel
Is how long ever after is
It's all that I can do
To be with you, just to be with you

In your wedding dress
To have and to hold
And even at my best
I wanna let go

Thought I lost you
Thought I lost you, I gave you away
Thought I lost you
Been jealous of the moon
For how it moves the waves

In your wedding dress
To have and to hold
Even at my best
I wanna let go

And I want to be somebody else now
And I want to thicken my skin
And I want to wish it all, just wish it all away again, again, again

And I want to be somebody else
And I want to be holding you in
And I want to be missing you, love, missing you, love
With all that I have left to give, to give, to give

Lyrics submitted by dmb1spe, edited by natilator, privatecha, hadiemarris

"Wedding Dress" as written by Matt Nathanson Mark Weinberg

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    General Commentthis song makes me cry every time i hear it. here's why..

    my best friend and i had been dating for awhile then he decided to go into the military. at first everything was great, besides the whole distance thing. he was the person i wanted to spend the rest of my life with. we had everything planned out. and i mean everything. we were going to get married within a year we decided... that was until everything just started to fall apart. bit by bit. and he kept pushing me to marry him. but with everything falling apart as it was i wanted to wait. but he was convinced it'd fix everything, that it'd magically fix everything. but we eventually broke up.

    to me this song means that maybe they were best friends and thought getting married was right choice. but as he looks back upon it, maybe it wasn't? maybe you two weren't ready? it's supposed to feel one way.. you're supposed to feel so happy... but you realize you're not. and even as she looks perfect, like every bride is supposed to... he just wants to run away. he feels stuck. lost. like he lost his best friend in maybe a desperate attempt to keep them together (cuz no matter how many times we fought, my fiance said that if we got married it'd fix everything) but it doesn't fix things.

    i think that's how i'd feel today if i had agreed to rushing into a marriage that we just weren't ready for. a lot of military marriages are like this. it means so much to me. but still touches that sore spot that still haunts me.

    overall, an amazing song. everything i've ever wanted to say... Matt Nathanson sings with such ease
    excuse my pouring out of my heart :) lol yikes.
    anchored2hearton February 24, 2010   Link

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