The Wedding Guest

Words: Ryan / Music: Ryan and Dachshund

Come one-by-one,
in ribbons they’re paired and bound
leaving the cynic tied to his time
in solitary,

Each lonely night whisperin’
“You’re not as young as you been.”

Each season’s invitations arrive
in envelopes of white
with a script so nice and
nearly illegible!

And so, it comes to haunt me again:
That piece I know I’m missing.

In black-and-white I stand–
these confining colors
never could be mine,
rigid their design.
Expectation’s friend,
love be in your favor,
and may it long be true
when you say I do / I do.

Come two-by-two,
they’re marching in common-time
held forth before the altar of pride
and ceremony

Already, pictures unfold
of some life that I’ll never know.

In black-and-white I stand–
these confining colors
never could be mine,
rigid their design.
Expectation’s friend,
love be in your favor,
and may it long be true
when you say I do / I–

 

From the album: “Crooked House”

  • Ryan Dannar – Guitar, Vocals
  • Eric Hartley – Guitar
  • Andy Jenson – Bass
  • Adam Karleskint – Drums
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