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Monday, December 08, 2008

Music Monday: Roxy & Rex's Wedding Song #1... Prove It All Night

Ten years ago last September, Rex and I were married on the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey. I wore a white bikini and a veil, Rex wore his classic blue and white striped shirt and khaki shorts. Afterwards, we had a reception in the backyard at our beach house, with a band made up of some Asbury Jukes and some of La Bamba's Hubcaps. For the first time as husband and wife, we danced to two wedding songs: "Jersey Girl" (written by Tom Waits, covered by Bruce Springsteen, and posted as my Music Monday pick over on my Bay Head Blog) and Bruce Springsteen's "Prove It All Night":

I've been working real hard, trying to get my hands clean,
Tonight we'll drive that dusty road from Monroe to Angeline,
To buy you a gold ring and pretty dress of blue,
Baby just one kiss will get these things for you,
A kiss to seal our fate tonight,
A kiss to prove it all night.

Prove it all night,
Girl there's nothing else that we can do,
So prove it all night, prove it all night,
And girl I'll prove it all night for you.

Everybody's got a hunger, a hunger they can't resist,
There's so much that you want, you deserve much more than this,
But if dreams came true, oh, wouldn't that be nice,
But this ain't no dream we're living through tonight,
Girl, you want it, you take it, you pay the price.

Prove it all night,
Girl there's nothing else that we can do,
So prove it all night, prove it all night,
And girl I'll prove it all night for you.
Prove it all night, prove it all night girl and call the bluff,
Prove it all night, prove it all night and girl,
I prove it all night for your love.

Baby, tie your hair back in a long white bow,
Meet me in the fields out behind the dynamo,
You hear the voices telling you not to go,
They made their choices and they'll never know,
What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie,
What it's like to live and die.

Prove it all night,
Girl there's nothing else that we can do,
So prove it all night, prove it all night,
And girl I'll prove it all night for you.
To prove it all night...

I can't believe I found this 1978 video of Bruce Springsteen at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ...performing our wedding song on September 19th, 1978...exactly twenty years before our wedding day.





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12 comments:

Rozella said...

Oh Roxy! How romantic!!

Happy anniversary to you and Rex! May your love grow in the years ahead. *hugs* :)

Whateverebay said...

OMG! I was thinking One Life to Live. I was like what???? :)

Scotty said...

BR-U-U-U-U-U-U-UCE!

...that's all i got ;)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

what a sweet coincidence, roxy! Happy Belated Anniversary! :)

Spicybugz said...

That is such a wonderful story. I love that you got married on the beach in a bikini!!!
I will join your music mondays,real soon.

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

You're my kind of lady! Thanks for sharing this, it's great!

LadyJava said...

Sorry for arriving so late Roxy.. You know me without my lappy :(

Anyway.. i can just imagine you in your white bikini and veil.. and the wind blowing.. ah.. so romantic!!!

And such a lovely song.. awesome choice dearie!!

Mariuca said...

Hi Roxy, I am here!

Mariuca said...

Roxy, you know what? I had planned on putting a Springsteen song this MM, before I fell sick! So no MM for me this week boo hoo! ;)

Mariuca said...

I got ur email too, will send over u know who as soon as I find a suitable box to pack him in okay? :):):)

Jason said...

Easily in my top 5 Bruce songs.

Mizé said...

Hi Roxy.
Came to check your MM and find one aniversary :)
Congrats, ten years is to celebrate hard.
Nice way to marry... :)
I did a different party too, I celebrated weding and baptism of my daughter at the same time.
I like Bruce! Belongs to my "ever" teens.
Good Wednesday xx