Lyrics to Inspire your Wedding Vows

Independent Wedding Celebrant, Fanfare Ceremonies, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset

As a wedding celebrant I am always being asked whether I know any good readings.  As a massive music lover my first source of inspiration is always lyrics of songs.  I love music but sometimes the lyrics of a song with a little artistic license can be adapted quite brilliantly into readings or vows.

We have decided to regularly feature on our blog songs, poems or prose that we feel could be modified to inspire you and become part of your wedding ceremony.

First up is ‘By your side’ by Sade.  This song  is often used as a ‘first dance’.  But with such heartfelt lyrics it could be adapted and turned into some great vows.

“You think I’d leave your side, baby
You know me better than that
Think I’d leave you down when you’re down on your knees

I wouldn’t do that
I’ll tell you you’re right when you’re wrong
And if only you could see into me
Oh, when you’re cold
I’ll be there, hold you tight to me
When you’re on the outside, baby, and you can’t get in
I will show you, you’re so much better than you know

When you’re lost
You’re alone and you can’t get back again
I’ll find you, darling, and I’ll bring you home

If you want to cry
I am here to dry your eyes
And in no time, you’ll be fine
You think I’d leave your side, baby
You know me better than that
You think I’d leave you down when you’re down on your knees

I wouldn’t do that
I’ll tell you you’re right when you’re wrong
And if only you could see into me

Oh, when you’re cold
I’ll be there, hold you tight to me
Oh, when you’re low
I’ll be there by your side, baby

Oh, when you’re cold
I’ll be there, hold you tight to me
Oh, when you’re low
I’ll be there by your side, baby”

What are your favourite lyrics? Do you have a go to song, poem or verse from a story? Share yours over on our Facebook page.

Until next time…

Fan xx