Five Words

by Mandy Woods

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Welcome to the wedding song of Cat and Hannah Mycock-Overell - the seven years leading up to the announcement of their engagement in 2015 recounted in just under four minutes! For each download, 25 pence (or 25% of whatever you choose to pay) will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Five Words

Seven years we’ve been best friends,
Kindred spirits to the end,
Yearning for it to be so much more;
But though we talked day into night,
The words just never came out right—
Besides, we were already spoken for.

Both with feelings neither could express,
Longing mixed with empty hopelessness;
In the end it took five words
To put it all to rest:
I asked… she said yes.

Seven years, one secret wish
For more than just a stolen kiss
Lasting longer than it ought to do;
A one-off blissful holiday,
So wonderful to get away,
But still we skirted round the glaring truth.

Both with feelings neither could express,
Longing mixed with empty hopelessness;
In the end it took five words
To put it all to rest:
She asked… I said yes.

Hard to believe it’s true,
From now on it’s me and you,
So thankful that our lives have come to this.

Seven years of twists and turns,
New roads taken, bridges burned,
Destined for each other’s company;
Seven years to reach this date,
To realise we’re true soulmates,
To end all doubt with: ‘Fuck it, marry me!’

Both with feelings neither could express,
Longing mixed with empty hopelessness;
In the end it took five words
To put it all to rest:
I asked… she said yes.
She asked… I said yes.
I asked… What she actually said was, ‘I can’t. Yes!’

© 2016, Mandy Woods

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released September 14, 2016
Written and performed by Mandy Woods.
Recorded at Tigersonic Studio, London.
Studio engineer: Felix Macintosh.

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Mandy Woods Oxford, UK

The transatlantic flavour of Mandy Woods’ songs reflects a decade spent in Austin, Texas. Now based in Oxfordshire, she plays guitar and country blues harmonica and performs at venues around the UK, and as her alter-ego cowgirl Randy Moods, has a comedy country set. A number of her songs are currently getting worldwide radio airplay. Mandy also writes songs about dachshunds, as Dax Lyrical. ... more

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