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Wedding Bells

by Sarah Buckley

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Written by Sarah Buckley
The lyrics are inspired by Grace Giffords short marriage to Joseph Plunkett. They were married the night before his execution and had 15 minutes supervised time together before saying goodbye.

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Wedding Bells Lyrics - Sarah Buckley

Want to ask you what you thought
As you stood against that wall
Go through it in my mind all day
The moment that you fall
Don't know if I'm angry,
You chose Ireland over me
But then that's what I loved in you,
Your obsession to be free

When we dreamt of wedding bells
Would we've dreamt if we knew?
That a marriage would never be ours
They'd take that from us too

I don't want this empty Ireland
It's lonesome without you
I'd stay shackled to a throne
Instead of always missing you

But then that’s what I loved in you
Your longing to be free
Your loyalty to your heart's cause
Whatever it might be

When we dreamt of wedding bells
Would we've dreamt if knew?
That a marriage would never be ours
They'd take that from us too

But I knew that you'd always proclaim
To not stand up would bring you shame
So I'll hope on for this Ireland, just for you
And yeah I'd still dream of wedding bells
I'd still dream if I knew,
'Cause 15 minutes as your wife,
was still a dream come true.

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released February 1, 2021

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"Sarah Buckley's debut single is a beautifully rendered acoustic love song that could easily have been penned by Dolores O'Riordan" - Hot Press

"An unusual and beguiling singing voice" - The Thin Air Blog

"A name we think we are going to hear a lot more of" - JOE.ie

"A talent that is almost colossal in its potential" - youBloom Blog
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