I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock And Roll) Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Nick Lowe
Original Band
Dave Edmunds

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 24, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK March 26, 2021

Lyrics

Well the bride looked a picture
In the gown that her mama wore
When she was married herself
Nearly 27 years before
They had to change the style a little
But it looked just fine
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
I see her catch my eye
And give me a secret smile
Maybe it's too old fashioned
But we once were close friends
Oh but the way that she looks today
She never could've then

Well I can see her now
In her tight blue jeans
Pumpin 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'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll

Well her proud daddy
Only wanna give his little girl the best
An so he put down a grand
On a cosy little lover's nest
You could have called her reception
An unqualified success
At a flash hotel
For a 150 guests

Well take a look at the bridegroom
Smillin' pleased as pie
Shakin' hands all around
With a glassy look in his eye
He got a real good job
An his shirt and tie is nice
But I remember a time
When she never would've looked
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
Used to do the stroll

I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll
I knew the bride
When she used to rock'n'roll

Well I can see her now
With her Walkman 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 want to party
Used to want to go