Mother of the Bride - Billy Bragg

    The Reverend Mother went and got me a drink
    She came back and said to me "Well what do you think?"
    I said "I've made myself a fool
    For the naughtiest girl in school"

    How can I deal with this hurt I feel inside?
    I tell it to the mother of the bride

    I put on my suit and smile for the big day
    But I couldn't watch as her dad gave her away
    And as the solemnly said "You'll do"
    Her mother said "That should have been you"

    At the mercy of the moon
    The boy who spoke too soon

    She married him and destroyed all my hopes
    Of a two-up, two-down, two point five and a dish on the roof
    For the soaps
    I saw them at the hardware store
    He looked boring and she looked bored

    It's nice to know that someone was on my side
    Best wishes to the mother of the bride


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