The Secret Marriage


The Secret Marriagewords and music by Sting, adapted
from a melody by Hanns Eisler

No earthly church has ever blessed our union
No state has ever granted us permission
No family bond has ever made us two
No company has ever earned commission

No debt was paid no dowry to be gained
No treaty over border land or power
No semblance of the world outside remained
To stain the beauty of this nuptial hour

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

No flowers on the altar
No white veil in your hair
No maiden dress to alter
No bible oath to swear

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

About thomsense

Just a domesticated housemonkey with too much time to think about stuff.
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2 Responses to The Secret Marriage

  1. Sometimes I wish my partner and I hadn’t gotten married simply because it seems like there’s such a gorgeous purity in the love of those who stay together even without a piece of paper to give them legal status. Beautiful words about the true marriage of hearts.

  2. kzottarelli says:

    a beautiful coming together for one thing and no other….LOVE. It doesn’t get more blessed and perfect than this!

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