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Wedding Readings from Love Songs

Stuck for original ideas for your ceremony.  We’ve found some beautiful wedding readings from love songs lyrics.

I took a little break last week and travelled to Turkey for a Summer beach break.  Absolutely wonderful people, stunning beaches and hot hot hot.  Anyway I digress!  Whilst I was sipping a cool Mojito cocktail the live band covered a really old track that just had the most beautiful words.  It was an old Bread track from way way back, which got me thinking about using wedding readings from love songs during the wedding ceremony.

I’ve had to start with the lyrics that planted the seed of an idea of wedding readings from love songs, and I think you’ll agree that although this track is a few decades old now, it is still beautiful.

Wedding Readings from Love Songs - Weddings in Surrey

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If – Bread

If a picture paints a thousand words,
Then why can’t I paint you?
The words will never show the you I’ve come to know.
If a face could launch a thousand ships,
Then where am I to go?
There’s no one home but you,
You’re all that’s left me too.
And when my love for life is running dry,
You come and pour yourself on me.

If a man could be two places at one time,
I’d be with you.
Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die,
I’d spend the end with you.
And when the world was through,
Then one by one the stars would all go out,
Then you and I would simply fly away

Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
When sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

The Way Young Lovers Do – Van Morrison

We strolled through fields all wet with rain
And back along the lane again
There in the sunshine
In the sweet summertime
The way that young lovers do

I kissed you on the lips once more
And we said goodbye just adoring the nighttime
Yeah, that’s the right time
To feel the way that young lovers do

Then we sat on our own star and dreamed of the way that we were
and the way that we were meant to be
Then we sat on our own star and dreamed of the way that I was for you
and you were for me
And then we danced the night away
And turned to each other, say, ‘I love you, I love you’
The way that young lovers do

Do, do, do, do…

Then we sat on our star and dreamed of the way that we were and the way
that we wanted to be
Then we sat on our own star and dreamed of the way that I was for you
and you were for me
I went on to dance the night away
And turned to each other, say, ‘I love you, baby, I love you’
The way that young lovers do, lovers do, lovers do

Do, do, do, do….

Starling – Elbow

How dare the Premier ignore my invitations?
He’ll have to go
So, too, the bunch he luncheons with
It’s second on my list of things to doAt the top is stopping by
Your place of work and acting like
I haven’t dreamed of you and I
And marriage in an orange grove
You are the only thing in any room you’re ever in
I’m stubborn, selfish and too oldI sat you down and told you how
The truest love that’s ever found
Is for oneself
You pulled apart my theory
With a weary and disinterested sighSo yes I guess I’m asking you
To back a horse that’s good for glue
And nothing else
But find a man that’s truer than
Find a man that needs you more than ISit with me a while
And let me listen to you talk about
Your dreams and your obsessions
I’ll be quiet and confessionalThe violets explode inside me
When I meet your eyes
Then I’m spinning and I’m diving
Like a cloud of starlingsDarling is this love?

The Colour of My Love – Celine Dion

I’ll paint my mood in shades of blue
Paint my soul to be with you
I’ll sketch your lips in shaded tones
Draw your mouth to my ownI’ll draw your arms around my waist
Then all doubt I shall erase
I’ll paint the rain that softly lands on your wind-blown hairI’ll trace a hand to wipe out your tears
A look to calm your fears
A silhouette of dark and light
While we hold each other oh so tightI’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
Swearing that we’ll never part
That’s the colour of my loveI’ll paint the truth
Show how I feel
Try to make you completely real
I’ll use a brush so light and fine
To draw you close and make you mineI’ll paint the truth
Show how I feel
Try to make you completely real
I’ll use a brush so light and fine
To draw you close and make you mineI’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
Swearing that we’ll never part
That’s the colour of my loveI’ll draw the years all passing by
So much to learn so much to tryAnd with this ring our lives will start
Swearing that we’ll never part
I offer what you cannot buy
Devoted love until we diehttps://youtu.be/A671ZpZsCeE

Better Together – Jack Johnson

There’s no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart
Our dreams,
And they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs
With sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer.
At least for most of the questions in my heart.
Like: “Why are we here?”, “And where do we go?”,
“And how come it’s so hard?”.
It’s not always easy,
And sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing:
It’s always better when we’re together

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Hello
I’ve waited here for you
Everlong
Tonight
I throw myself into
And out of the red
Out of her head she sang

Come down
And waste away with me
Down with me
Slow how
You wanted it to be
I’m over my head
Out of her head she sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang

Breathe out
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now
I know you’ve always been
Out of your head
Out of my head I sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang

“So Dad would take the Sundays off.
And that’s the only time he could ever get any rest.
And so, because we were loud on Sundays,
He’d make us hold his construction Boots over our head, till we’d sleep.
And they were really heavy boots and I used to say, “Dad, come on, please.”
And like start crying, cause they’re too heavy.”

And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

You do something to me
Something deep inside
I’m hanging on the wire
For a love I’ll never find

You do something wonderful
Then chase it all away
Mixing my emotions
That throws me back again

Hanging on the wire, yeah
I’m waiting for the change
I’m dancing through the fire
Just to catch a flame
An’ feel real again

I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness

Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel
My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel

Touching you, touching me
touching you, god you’re touching me

I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of my heart
There’s a chance we could make it now
We’ll be rocking ’til the sun goes down
I believe in a thing called love
Ooh!

I wanna kiss you every minute, every hour, every day
You got me in a spin but everythin’ is A.OK!

Of course, you can also stick to the tried and trusted readings and mix them in with wedding readings from love songs.  We have a great selection of wedding readings for religious and civil ceremonies.

We have further wedding planning inspiration over on Weddings in Hampshire and Weddings in Sussex.

There are literally thousands of love songs you can use, and we got some of our inspiration wedding readings from love songs from this amazing site AzLyrics.com which lists every artist, their albums, songs and lyrics!

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