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Getting Married Today Lyrics

CHOIRGIRL:
Bless this day,
Pinnacle of life,
Husband joined to wife.
The heart leaps up to behold
This golden day.

PAUL:
Today is for Amy,
Amy, I give you the rest of my life,
To cherish and to keep you, to honor you forever.
Today is for Amy,
My happily soon-to-be wife.

AMY:
Pardon me, is everybody here? Because if everybody's
here, I
want to thank you all for coming to the wedding, I'd
appreciate
your going even more, I mean you must have lots of
better things
to do, and not a word of this to Paul, remember Paul,
you know,
the man I'm gonna marry, but I'm not, because I
wouldn't ruin
anyone as wonderful as he is--
Thank you all
For the gifts and the flowers,
Thank you all,
Now it's back to the showers,
Don't tell Paul,
But I'm not getting married today.

CHOIRGIRL:
Bless this day,
Tragedy of life,
Husband joined to wife.
The heart sinks down and feels dead
This dreadful day.

AMY:
Listen, everybody, look, I don't know what you're
waiting for,
a wedding, what's a wedding, it's a prehistoric ritual
where everybody promises fidelity forever, which is
maybe the most horrifying word I ever heard of, which
is
followed by a honeymoon, where suddenly he'll realize
he's
saddled with a nut, and wanna kill me, which he should-
-
Thanks a bunch,
But I'm not getting married--
Go have lunch,
'Cause I'm not getting married--
You've been grand,
But I'm not getting married--
Don't just stand there,
I'm not getting married--
And don't tell Paul,
But I'm not getting married today.

Go, can't you go?
Why is no-
Body listening?
Goodbye,
Go and cry
At another person's wake.
If you're quick,
For a kick,
You could pick
Up a christening,
But please,
On my knees,
There's a human life at stake!

Listen everybody, I'm afraid you didn't hear, or do you
want to
see a crazy lady fall apart in front of you, it isn't
only Paul
who may be ruining his life, you know we'll both of us
be losing
our identities, I telephoned my analyst about it and he
said to
see him Monday, but by Monday I'll be floating in the
Hudson with
the other garbage--
I'm not well,
So I'm not getting married--
You've been swell,
But I'm not getting married--
Clear the hall,
'Cause I'm not getting married--
Thank you all,
But I'm not getting married--
And don't tell Paul,
But I'm not getting married today.

CHOIRGIRL:
Bless this bride,
Totally insane,
Slipping down the drain.
And bless this day in our hearts
As it starts
To rain.

PAUL:
AMY: Today is for
Go, can't you go? Amy,
Look, you know Amy,
I adore you all, I give you
But why The rest of
Watch me die My life,
Like Eliza on the ice? To cherish
Look, perhaps And to keep you,
I'll collapse To honor you
In the apse Forever,
Right before you all, Today is for Amy,
So take My happily
Back the cake, Soon-to-be
Burn the shoes and boil the rice. Wife,
Look, I didn't wanna have to My adorable
tell you, but I may be coming Wife.
down with Hepatitis, and I
think I'm gonna faint, so if
you wanna see me faint, I'll
do it happily, but wouldn't
it be funnier to go and watch
a funeral, so thank you for the
twenty-seven dinner plates,
thirty-seven butter knives,
forty-seven paperweights,
fifty-seven candleholders--

PAUL:
One more thing--

AMY:
I am not getting married!

CHOIR:
Amen!

PAUL:
Softly said--

AMY:
But I'm not getting married!

CHOIR:
Amen!

PAUL:
With this ring--

AMY:
Still I'm not getting married!

CHOIR:
Amen!

PAUL:
I thee wed.

AMY:
See, I'm not getting married!

CHOIR:
Amen!

PAUL: AMY:
Let us pray Let us pray
That we are getting married That I'm not getting
married
Today! Today!

CHOIR:
AMEN!!!

Song writer(s): Stephen Sondheim
Official Stephen Sondheim website: www.sondheim.com

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Stephen Sondheim - Sondheim: Putting It Together (Original Cast Recording)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM - GETTING MARRIED TODAY
is the track #26 from the album Sondheim: Putting It Together which is released on 1993-09-11. Genre: Soundtrack | Record Label: 1993 BMG Music
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