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I have loved Gilbert O'Sullivan's music since I was about 13 years old. He hit the US scene about the same time as Rick Springfield did, and both of them rocked my world for different reasons. I loved the wit and politics of O'Sullivan's lyrics and well, Rick Springfield was the best eye candy this thirteen year old had ever seen!

"Matrimony" is the perfect example of Gilbert O'Sullivan's witty lyrics. I hope that you'll enjoy the song as much as I do.

Wishing everyone a great week,





Lyrics:

I've no wish to hurry you luv
But have you seen the time
It's quarter to ten and we're supposed to be there
at nine
I don't think the registrar
Will be very pleased
When we show up an hour late
Like two frozen peas
Both now facing for the first time
Presently and past
Something that begins with M
And ends in alas
More than not complete disaster
Even form the start
What could it be...
It's Matrimony

I know how you've dreamt about
Being walked down the aisle
But think of the money we'll save
And you'll see it's worthwhile
It won't please our mums and dads
But they don't even know,
Besides if they did what's the betting
They wouldn't even go
You and me are all that matters
Disregard the rest
Trust your soon to be old man
He knows what is best
Very shortly now there's going to be
An answer from you
Then one from me
That's matrimony

I'm truly grateful for the little things in life
That have made me so glad
Every other hour that I spend with you
Is not in the least bit sad
Quite the opposite in fact
And if you don't believe me
Here's the proof
Ask me if I and I'll say "Aye, I do"

You and me are all that matters
Disregard the rest
Trust your soon to be old man
He knows what is best
Very shortly now there's going to be
An answer from you
Then one from me
That's matrimony

Marriage-the joining together of the two people
For better or for worse
Till death them do part
Ole!
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2 Responses
  1. Gilbert O'Sullivan is Irish, and so his music was a big part of my life as a young child. I remember this song particularly:

    My sister, who was about 8 at the time, storyboarded the whole thing out on the back of my blackboard using (my) modeling clay. The only problem: we misheard and misunderstood a lot of the lyrics. An example:

    "you are me are both tomatas"
    this weeks are the rest
    trust your son to the old man
    He knows what is best..."

    There was more, but after that my overriding memory is my mother crying with laughter and then showing everyone! I didn't get my blackboard or modeling clay back for days!


  2. Thom Says:

    OMG how wonderful is this. I loved it. Thanks for sharing my friend :) Have a great Monday :)


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