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I need some help. Next weekend we are going to the wedding of my original Bruce bud. His intended likes Bruce a lot as well, but possibly not quite as much as the groom and me.

We have a great picture of them at the Richo a couple of years back which we will turn into a card, but I need to come up with suitable lyrics from Bruce to write inside.

Any suggestions welcome! Thanks.

(they are in their mid 30's and neither have been married before, if that helps)

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Bruce wrote Book Of Dreams about his own wedding day, and that last verse is pretty nice.

Now the ritual begins
'Neath the wedding garland we meet as strangers
The dance floor is alive with beauty
Mystery and danger
We dance out 'neath the stars' ancient light into the darkening trees
Oh won't you baby be in my book of dreams
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Bruce knew how to keep it simple and true.

Two hearts are better than one.

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10 minutes ago, MagicRatAFC said:

Best leave the Tunnel of love stuff alone........

'Reno', too.

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“I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul.” 

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I was going to suggest the bridge section of Should I Fall Behind (the bit the starts with "Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true....")

But reading Promise61's response earlier, he may have nailed it. Book Of Dreams is not one of my favourites so I don't listen to it much, but that last verse laid out like that on the page looks perfect. In fact, it reads on paper like that better than what it sounds listened to

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46 minutes ago, Bosstralian said:

I was going to suggest the bridge section of Should I Fall Behind (the bit the starts with "Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true....")

But reading Promise61's response earlier, he may have nailed it. Book Of Dreams is not one of my favourites so I don't listen to it much, but that last verse laid out like that on the page looks perfect. In fact, it reads on paper like that better than what it sounds listened to

Should I Fall Behind was my first thought. Like you, I don't listen much to Book of Dreams, but that does look like a winner. Thanks @Promise61!

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3 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Bruce wrote Book Of Dreams about his own wedding day, and that last verse is pretty nice.

Now the ritual begins
'Neath the wedding garland we meet as strangers
The dance floor is alive with beauty
Mystery and danger
We dance out 'neath the stars' ancient light into the darkening trees
Oh won't you baby be in my book of dreams

This is what I thought of straight away... perhaps the best wedding song ever.

Dion’s version is actually the one I fell in love with...

 

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Also was thinking Should I Fall Behind instantly, this verse in particular

Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There neath the oaks bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
Ill wait for you, And should I fall behind

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Two one-way tickets and a diamond ring
Hell it don't matter what the rain might bring
When this world treats you hard and cold
I'll stand beside you, we're two for the road
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3 hours ago, MagicRatAFC said:

Best leave the Tunnel of love stuff alone........

Tougher or Valentine's Day could work, if one could ignore the circumstances of that album.

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Oh, darlin'

There's something happy and there's something sad

'Bout wanting somebody, oh so bad,

I wear my love darlin', without shame

I'd be proud if you would wear my name

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5 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Bruce wrote Book Of Dreams about his own wedding day, and that last verse is pretty nice.

Now the ritual begins
'Neath the wedding garland we meet as strangers
The dance floor is alive with beauty
Mystery and danger
We dance out 'neath the stars' ancient light into the darkening trees
Oh won't you baby be in my book of dreams

Game over.

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5 hours ago, MagicRatAFC said:

Best leave the Tunnel of love stuff alone........

Rain and storm and dark skies 
Well now they don't mean a thing 
If you got a girl that loves you 
And who wants to wear your ring 
So c'mon mister trouble 
We'll make it through you somehow 
We'll fill this house with all the love 
All that heaven will allow 

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When a good friend of mine got married, I copied some out of "When you need me" from tracks, I think.

You could just use part of that, again, but I think it's quite nice.

 

If you miss me, I'll be there
To brush the sunlight from your hair
I'll be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you
If you need me I'll be there
And when this dirty world has been cold to you
I got two strong arms waitin' to hold you
And when those mean days come along
We'll stand together and we'll take 'em on
So if you need me just call my name

When you need me call my name
'Cause without you my life just isn't the same
'Cause when this world kicked me around
You picked me up off the ground
So if you need me I'll be there

 

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This too, from 'Angelyne' :)

It was a simple affair, only a friend or two
Preacher asked if they did, they said they do
She bought two tickets with her daddy's American Express
And hopped a Greyhound bus in her wedding dress

 

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, we enjoyed reading them and taking time over our choice. We have ordered the card with the Two Hearts line on the front and the verse from If I Should Fall Behind inside, mainly just because I like that song so much more than Book of Dreams, but it was a close call! (I could have asked Paolo to do a poll!)

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2 hours ago, berlintramp said:

When a good friend of mine got married, I copied some out of "When you need me" from tracks, I think.

You could just use part of that, again, but I think it's quite nice.

 

If you miss me, I'll be there
To brush the sunlight from your hair
I'll be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you
If you need me I'll be there
And when this dirty world has been cold to you
I got two strong arms waitin' to hold you
And when those mean days come along
We'll stand together and we'll take 'em on
So if you need me just call my name

When you need me call my name
'Cause without you my life just isn't the same
'Cause when this world kicked me around
You picked me up off the ground
So if you need me I'll be there

 

 

 

See to me, that would be a great Father Daughter dance song. As I've requested if it ever really happens. 

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I don't see a point of posting this seeing as Promise nailed it instantly, and for what it's worth my first thought was also - worryingly - "Reno", anyway:

This is a shit suggestion, but I wanted to post something different, as little sense as it might make.

"Make sure you count your blessings, you're each other's for always 
You'll laugh beneath the covers 
and count the wrinkles and the grays

This is the start, of your kingdom of days."

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2 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I don't see a point of posting this seeing as Promise nailed it instantly, and for what it's worth my first thought was also - worryingly - "Reno", anyway:

This is a shit suggestion, but I wanted to post something different, as little sense as it might make.

"Make sure you count your blessings, you're each other's for always 
You'll laugh beneath the covers 
and count the wrinkles and the grays

This is the start, of your kingdom of days."

It's not a shit suggestion - I love it! Kingdom of Days is a very special song for Mr J & me!

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