Wedding Song: Lay, Lady, Lay

I’m not the biggest Bob Dylan fan (I mean, I like him I’m just not obsessed), but he has a handful of songs that I truly LOVE. And “Lay, Lady, Lay” is definitely one of them. Some might say it’s anti-feminist, and while I can see that I just like the song…plain and simple. It’s also the perfect temp for slow-dancing, which makes it a great selection for a first dance song. The lyrics to this Bob Dylan wedding song are below if you want to check them out!

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I’ll show them to you and you’ll see them shine.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you’re the best thing that he’s ever seen.

Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he’s standing in front of you.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead.


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