2storeytreat #6: A Million Different Weddings

In the second last part of this 2storeytreat series, here is the title track off my upcoming EP. I took a break this week to practice the vocals- I went in to the studio last week pretty unprepared and wasted quite a lot of time trying to nail Paperback Romance, so I figured I should practice at home before I go in to the studio and finish the rest of the vocals.

So this is the latest song I’ve written and I’ve been performing it at every gig since then, cos it will be the first song I intend to send out to radio/wherever to promote this EP. Hopefully it gets picked up. Haha

A Million Different Weddings

A million different weddings
Happening all over again
Let’s break up and do it again!
Let’s break up and do it again!

Here comes the sweetest part
The honeymoon get away and after that
It’s “Fly me to the moon,
Just fly me to the moon!
To get away from you honey!”

She puts on her make up
She puts on that dress
She puts the veil over her head

He puts on his bow-tie
He pins his corsage
He downs another shot

How many does he need to go through
Before he finds the one?

She puts on light make up
She wears that suit
She puts her name on the line

He puts on his best smile
He holds his head high
He downs another shot

AMDW. I wrote this song awhile ago when my parents were going through a separation (they are unofficially divorced) and I realized that failed marriages weren’t as rare as I thought they were. I discovered that a number of my friends had separated/divorced parents as well, and I felt like writing a song about it.

Originally the song was going to be about how marriages not lasting forever. And that the gold ring might as well be a piece of paper. I wasn’t going anywhere with the song so I left it alone at that. Many months later, I came up with a chord progression on the guitar and tried to see if I could sing anything over it. I picked up my lyric book, randomly flipped to this song and sang along to it. I was one line short and decided to repeat the “let’s break up and do it again” line and realized that it was pretty catchy. So I picked up the song from where I left off and rewrote the verses.

It basically talks about a bride and groom getting ready to walk down the aisle and after that, the same couple getting ready to go to court. The chorus is about how marriages are so casual (let’s break up and do it again!) and the best part of it is the honeymoon.

Why the title track of my EP? Well it was the coolest title I had from the list of songs I chose and I actually titled my EP AMDW before I even finished writing the song. And the imagery I had in mind for the album cover that came from the title seemed really cool as well.

And thanks a lot to everyone who has submitted their drawings so far, I’m still accepting them! Refer to my previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Happy labor day, kids! Have a great weekend.

9 Replies to “2storeytreat #6: A Million Different Weddings”

  1. i still believe in marriages that would last although many things i witness these days should deter me from believing that way.relationships are so fickle minded.you always break up and do it again,sometimes i believe ‘the one’ is ‘the one until the next the one comes along’

  2. dooooooodeeee!
    I wanna draw and send. But I’ve got an exam rawr! haha sokay, you probably won’t use it. (we all know how great my drawing isssss rememberrrr? :] )

    Oh and I already told you, me likey this song out of the lot, alot 🙂

    smell you soon xx

  3. Alison : everyone has their own views on it

    vanessa : smell you soon 🙂

    Chung Sin : hopefully you’ll like the recorded version too haha

  4. You are thought harder time in your life, You must remember that just because your parents are divorced, that does not mean that he or she loves you any less. Be strong on your life and built your relationship with other persons.
    hey, i interested about your lyrics:

    She puts on her make up
    She puts on that dress
    She puts the veil over her head

    nice to imagine on our wedding day!:-)

  5. now that i’ve read the lyrics, i like it more.

    don’t lose faith in the constitution of marriage. but judging from your LRT story, you’re a hopeless romantic la.
    (i would snicker instead of going…auwwww so schweet bud bud flower flower all)

  6. yups! I’m pretty good at it too… might outplay you! LoL 4 notes do make a catchy tune… =)
    But it’s the lyrics that bring life.

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