You already Gave the Bride Away
Copyright 1993 by Susan Ellis and Mike Murray
Next week, I'm getting married
I'm surprised to see you here
Since you left me and momma
It's been almost seven years
You want to get to know me
Walk with me down the aisle
You want to give the bride away
Should I cry or should I smile?
YOU CAN'T COME IN AND START AGAIN
PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF
YOU WEREN'T THERE FOR ME AND MOMMA
WHEN THE ROAD WAS STEEP AND ROUGH
YOU CAN WATCH FROM 'ROUND THE CORNER
STAY QUIET AND OUT OF SIGHT
YOU AL READY GAVE THE BRIDE AWAY
WHEN YOU WALKED OUT THAT NIGHT.
What brings you back to my world now?
What's happened here since then?
Is your new life stark and empty?
Could I trust in you again?
Keep back, go slow, and pay your dues
Watch me from afar
I might decide to ask you in
When I find out who you are.
I know sometimes a man can change
If you walk the extra mile
But today is mine and momma's time
She'll walk me down the aisle
Deep down, I don't know what it means
To see you here today
All I know is years ago
You gave the bride away
You already gave the bride away
When you walked out that night