Speak Now



I am not the kind of girlWho should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasionBut you are not the kind of boyWho should be marrying the wrong girl
I sneak in and see your friendsAnd her snotty little family all dressed in pastelAnd she is yelling at a bridesmaidSomewhere back inside a roomWearing a gown shaped like a pastry
This is surely not what you thought it would beI lose myself in a daydreamWhere I stand and say
[Chorus:]Donít say "Yes", run away nowIíll meet you when youíre out of the church at the back doorDonít wait or say a single vowYou need to hear me outAnd they said, "Speak now"
Fond gestures are exchangedAnd the organ starts to playA song that sounds like a death marchAnd I am hiding in the curtainsIt seems I was uninvited by your lovely bride to be
She floats down the aisle like a pageant queenBut I know you wish it was me,You wish it was meDonít you?
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Donít say "Yes", run away nowIíll meet you when youíre out of the church at the back doorDonít wait or say a single vowYour time is running outAnd they said, "Speak now"
Ooh, la laOoh, ooh
I hear the preacher say, "Speak now or forever hold your peace"Thereís the silence, thereís my last chanceI stand up with shaky hands, all eyes on meHorrified looks from everyone in the roomBut Iím only looking at you
I am not the kind of girlWho should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasionBut you are not the kind of boyWho should be marrying the wrong girl
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And youíll say "Letís run away now,Iíll meet you when Iím out of my tux at the back door"Baby, I didnít say my vowsSo glad you were aroundWhen they said, "Speak now"