mother of the bride lyrics – 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 prettiest 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 they solemnly said, “you’ll do”
her mother said, “that should’ve been you”

how can i deal with this hurt i feel inside?
i tell it to the mother of the bride

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

how can i deal with this hurt i feel inside?
i tell it to the mother of the bride
well, it’s nice to know that someone was on my side
best wishes to the mother of the bride

/ billy bragg lyrics