She wasn't wearing a wedding dress In a Vegas wedding chapel They were herding 'em in and out of there Like they were cattle Not exactly the fairytale that she had planned But mama said, "Aren't you supposed to get married, girl Before you bring a baby in this world?" And all she could say was "yes ma'am" She called her from that chapel In Love Land She said, "mama, I really love this man" Love Land
Seemed like a lifetime, driving from Vegas to Oklahoma "If you're allowed a number of mistakes in life," she said "Maybe I filled my quarter" They called in a reception, saying you did the right thing But they smiled, their broken smiles said "Who needs to walk down the aisle?" As she showed off her wedding ring They walked away hand in hand To Love Land She said, "I really love this man" Love Land
Amazing all the progress we've made Since the days of Thomas Edison Still only God gives life In spite of modern medicine The doctors' voices whispered "We did all that we could do But your baby wasn't strong enough To make it the whole nine months" And as their world broke in two He said, "I'll carry you through To Love Land"
She said, "for the longest time I've blamed myself Thought I was paying for my mistakes" But they tried again, now they're watching him Blow three candles out He's daddy's little man She said, "only God could've planned the steps I've taken That led me to where I am Love Land Love, Love Land Anywhere you hold my hand is Love Land Ooh, Love Land"
Writer/s: RACHEL THIBODEAU, TOM DOUGLAS
Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp., BMG Rights Management, O/B/O CAPASSO, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.