I KNEW THE BRIDE
(Nick Lowe)
DAVE EDMUNDS (SWAN SONG 70113, 1977)

Well, the bride looks a picture in the gown that her mama wore
When she was married herself, nearly twenty-seven years before
She had to change the style a little but it looked just fine
They stayed up all night but they got it finished just in time
Now on the arm of her daddy she's walkin' down the aisle
Then she catches my eye and she gives me a secret smile
Maybe it's too old fashioned but we once were close friends
But the way that she looks today, she never could have then

Well, I can see her now, in her tight blue jeans
Pumping all her money in the record machine
Spinnin' like a top, you should have seen her go
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Now, a proud daddy only wants to give his little girl the best
So he put down a grand on a cozy little lover's nest
You could have called the reception, an unqualified success
They had a flash hotel with a hundred and fifty guests
Take a look at the bridegroom, smilin' pleased as pie
Shakin' hands all around with a glassy look in his eye
He's got a real good job and his shirt and tie is nice
But I remember a time when she'd never even look at him twice

Well, I can see her now, drinkin' with the boys
Breakin' their hearts like they were toys
She used to do the pony, she used to do the stroll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

Well, I can see her now with her headphones on
Jumpin' up and down to her favorite song
I still remember when she used to want to make a lot of noise
Hoppin' and a-boppin' with the street corner boys
She used to love to party, she used to love to go-o
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll
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