I took a walk with the palm trees as the daylight fell
Sangria in a canteen
Talking to myself
This tattoo on my left hand
Is turning purple-ish blue
Daydreams of the romance
Daydreams of you
My pretty woman in a ballgown
I'm Richard Gere in a tux
Getting married in a courthouse
Writing vows in a rush
Making out before the judge
With my teenage wife
Got a wedding band done
That I just might die with

It's an American wedding
They don't mean too much
But we were so in love
We had an American wedding
Now what's mine is yours
That's American law

M-r- s dot Kennedy
She signed her name in pen
In a fancy fancy cursive
Then turned her term papers in
A thesis on Islamic virgin brides and arranged marriage
Hijabs and polygamist husbands
Those poor unamerican girls
After school she ran to me
Jumped in my 5.0
This is the home of the brave
Land of the free
But your parents still didn't know
She said I've had a hell of a summer
So baby
Don't take this hard
But maybe we should get an annulment
Before this goes way to far

It's just an American wedding
They don't mean too much
They don't last enough
We had an American wedding
Now what's mine is yours
American divorce

Well you can have my mustang
That's all I've got in my name
But Jesus Christ don't break my heart
This wedding ring won't ever wipe off
But if you stay
Girl if you stay
You'll probably leave later anyway
It's love made in the U.S.A

Lyrics submitted by thatoneguy82101

American Wedding Lyrics as written by Christopher Breaux

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  • +2
    General Commenthey now, people in India or China are NOT longing to have American weddings. in fact, arranged marriages almost NEVER end in divorce. but what huge percentage of American weddings do? who is happier? care to re-think that claim?

    just because you don't understand arranged marriages doesn't mean they're wrong or those who do it aren't happy and wish they were American. it's tradition in India, it's how it works, it's how people are happy. it's how they love.

    and i agree with you there, Mac, people are more selfish here. this song hints at that a bit; american weddings are too cavalier. they don't last. the wedding is more important than the marriage itself.
    smallwonderroboton April 01, 2011   Link

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