Wedding Day

Album: Unrepentant Geraldines (2014)
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  • This Celtic tune on how love morphs with time was inspired by Amos' marriage to English sound engineer Mark Hawley whom she wed on February 22, 1998. She told Radio.com: "Well, first of all, my husband is a muse for me. Mark, he's very quiet. He's British, rides a motorcycle, supports Arsenal, and the last thing I think he ever thought would be happening to him is that some woman would be talking about him, globally. It's just the worst nightmare for him. And yet, he's one of the sound engineers and hears it getting recorded."

    "When I'm singing these songs, I'm singing to him," Amos added. "He's the first one to hear them. It's a strange relationship, that we work together and he's hearing these things, and they're about him. He's my boyfriend, he's the love of my life, and yet – as you know – to have a marriage for sixteen years, we've been together almost twenty years, you're going to experience all kinds of things. And if you love each other enough, you work through it. For many people, their wedding day happens before they've walked that dark road. Whether it's illness, or the death of a parent, or a miscarriage, or career changes. These 'little earthquakes' that happen. That song was about a marriage being tested. But they do ok (smiles)."

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