Stupid Southern Wedding

by Matthew B Everett

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Pulled up the drive in Richmond full of beer, a mouth of paste
Who could still be living here, and why do they all look the same?
Like the southern sun had melted them down
And cast them in the cold Virginia ground.
We crawled back to the hotel the groom was drunk and in despair
In the arms of an old flame, making out at the top of the stairs
Like the southern sun had broken their resolve
Bad blood and desperation is all I recall
‘Cause there isn’t any reason to be waiting here like Salome
for the head of John the Baptist to be brought to you upon a tray
She tastes of blood and money bitterness and slow divorce
It’s a gradual unwinding, like the evening takes its course
And southern girls will learn to regret
Everything but the sickly sweet taste of regret
So she takes what’s been offered as the cake is passed around on paper plates
And the bride looks terrified as she’s throwing out the bouquet
She was squirming like a fish on the line
Now still and sad and resigned
‘Cause there isn’t any reason but between us we’ll think of some
Take what you’ve been given, don’t put your faith in anyone.
It’s a stupid southern wedding, your college friends have all come out to see
This lurid spectacle of a bible-thumping Greek tragedy
But the southern sun melted them down
And cast them in the cold Virginia ground.


released January 18, 2012



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Matthew B Everett Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island-based musician/composer Matt Everett has recorded about five albums. He performs solo and as MG with drummer Greg Motta. He has also done various music for films, dance pieces, circuses, etc. His most recent record White Sugar is put out by 75orLess and can be purchased on their website, and also from iTunes and Amazon! ... more

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