Wedding Gown

from Paul J Bolger by Paul J Bolger

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about

Wedding Gown started life as a poem that became an idea for a film but when that never happened it became a song.

The problem was the original version came in at around 10 minutes. Perfect for a short film script but long for a song.

PJB says, "I always liked the concept of a father recalling the loss of his daughter to a violent son-in-law so I pitched it to Chris Brown, the album producer, and he loved it but agreed it was too long. We broke it down and rebuilt it on his front porch into a more direct but no less a story driven song with cinematic notions."

lyrics

WEDDING GOWN

In the light of rising Spring
I watched her sway on the garden swing
Recalled how her coming took my wife
Out of darkness she brought the light
And like a blind man given sight
I could finally see the meaning of life

She used to play in a wedding gown
Cast mother’s shadow on the ground
My little princess for her I'd die

Bloomed into a beautiful rose
In the summer sun she glowed
Darkness returned with a boy who called me sir
He walked in first left her standing there
Asked for her hand and I gasped for air
But he called me sir liked to call me sir

She always dreamt of a wedding gown
A handsome prince and a sparkling crown
But the Devil often hides in the light

How do we protect who we love most
From those who choose to walk like ghosts
Moving through this world testing fathers’ fears
And we know if we say no
Our kids will laugh before they go
Leaving us to question how we live with ourselves

She always wanted a wedding gown
It became her funeral shroud
Nothing I said could have turned it around

She’d given all for no return
Been his fool with her back turned
He was running circles round their town
Now he could run no more
Men like that run out of floor
When their castles of sand fall to the ground

She used to play in a wedding gown
Cast angel shadows across the ground
She lost her life to a hand me down

She always dreamt of that wedding gown
A handsome prince and a sparkling crown
Followed mother’s footsteps in her wedding gown

credits

from Paul J Bolger, track released July 17, 2020
Written by PJB & Hugh Christopher Brown


Performed by -

PJB - Vocals
Hugh Christopher Brown - Piano / Organ
Joey Wright - Guitar / Mandolin
Burke Carroll - Pedal Steel
Sarah McDermott - Vocals
Elijah Abrams - Bass
Michael Mormecha - Drums / Percussion

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