13 Beautiful Wedding Readings From Love Songs

Every couple has "their song" as their first dance, but have you considered using your favourite song lyrics as a wedding reading too?


Wedding readings from songs are becoming increasing popular, whether that’s because the song reminds you of a special moment you shared or because the lyrics perfectly express your love.

If you’re looking for a wedding reading that isn’t cheesy, then these poignant lyrics – from Bowie to Bruno Mars – will make for a truly memorable moment in your wedding readings or wedding vows.

Wedding Readings From Songs

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Here are our favourite wedding readings from songs.

I Love You Because – Jim Reeves

I love you because you understand, dear

Every single thing I try to do

You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear

I love you most of all because you're you.


No matter what the world may say about me

I know your love will always see me through,

I love you for the way you never doubt me

But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.


I love you because my heart is lighter

Everytime I'm walking by your side,

I love you because the future's brighter,

The door to happiness you opened wide.


No matter what the world may say about me

I know your love will always see me through,

I love you for a hundred thousand reasons

But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

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Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they're not shinin',

Her hair, her hair falls perfectly without her tryin',

She's so beautiful

And I tell her everyday.


Yeah, I know, I know, when I compliment her, she won't believe me,

And it's so, it's so sad to think that she don't see what I see,

But every time she asks me, do I look okay?

I say,


When I see your face

There's not a thing that I would change,

'Cause you're amazing

Just the way you are.


And when you smile

The whole world stops and stares for awhile,

'Cause girl, you're amazing

Just the way you are.

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Something – The Beatles

Something in the way she moves,

Attracts me like no other lover.

Something in the way she woos me.

I don't want to leave her now,

You know I believe and how.


Somewhere in her smile she knows,

That I don't need no other lover.

Something in her style that shows me.

I don't want to leave her now,

You know I believe and how.

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Thank You – Led Zeppelin

If the sun refused to shine

I would still be loving you,

When mountains crumble to the sea

There would still be you and me.


Kind woman, I give you my all,

Kind woman, nothing more.


Little drops of rain

Whisper of the pain

Tears of loves lost in the days gone by.

Our love is strong,

With you there is no wrong,

Together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.


Inspiration's what you are to me,

Inspiration, look and see.


And so today, my world it smiles

Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,

Thanks to you it will be done

For you to me are the only one.


Happiness, no more be sad

Happiness.... I’m glad

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God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

I may not always love you,

But long as there are stars above you,

You never need to doubt it

I'll make you so sure about it


God only knows what I'd be without you.


If you should ever leave me

Though life would still go on believe me,

The world could show nothing to me

So what good would living do me?


God only knows what I'd be without you

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Into My Arms – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

I don't believe in an interventionist God

But I know, darling, that you do,

But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him

Not to intervene when it came to you.

Not to touch a hair on your head,

To leave you as you are,

And if He felt He had to direct you

Then direct you into my arms.


Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms.


And I don't believe in the existence of angels

But looking at you I wonder if that's true,

But if I did I would summon them together

And ask them to watch over you.

To each burn a candle for you

To make bright and clear your path

And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love

And guide you into my arms.


Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms


But I believe in love

And I know that you do too,

And I believe in some kind of path

That we can walk down, me and you.

So keep your candles burning

And make her journey bright and pure,

That she will keep returning

Always and evermore.


Into my arms, O Lord

Into my arms.

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Better Together – Jack Johnson

There's no combination of words

I could put on the back of a postcard,

No song that I could sing

But I can try for your heart.

Our dreams,

And they are made out of real things,

Like a shoebox of photographs

With sepia-toned loving.


Love is the answer,

At least for most of the questions in my heart.

Like, Why are we here and where do we go,

And how come it's so hard?

It's not always easy,

And sometimes life can be deceiving,

I'll tell you one thing:

It's always better when we're together.


Mmm, it's always better when we're together,

Yeah, we'll look at them stars when we're together,

Well, it's always better when we're together,

Yeah, it's always better when we're together.

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Crazy Love – Van Morrison

I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles

And the heavens open every time she smiles,

And when I come to her that's where I belong

Yet I'm running to her like a river's song.


She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love,

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love.


She's got a fine sense of humor when I'm feeling low down

And when I come to her when the sun goes down,

Take away my trouble, take away my grief,

Take away my heartache, in the night like a thief.


Yes, I need her in the daytime,

Yes, I need her in the night,

Yes, I want to throw my arms around her,

Kiss her, hug her, kiss her, hug her tight.


And when I'm returning from so far away,

She gives me some sweet lovin' brighten up my day,

Yes, it makes me righteous, yes, it makes me feel whole,

Yes, it makes me mellow down in to my soul.

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You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac

Sweet wonderful you,

You make me happy with the things you do,

Oh, can it be so,

This feeling follows me wherever I go.

I never did believe in miracles,

But I've a feeling it's time to try.

I never did believe in the ways of magic,

But I'm beginning to wonder why.

Don't, don't break the spell,

It would be different and you know it will,

You, you make loving fun,

And I don't have to tell you you're the only one.

You make loving fun.

You make loving fun.

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Be My Wife – David Bowie

Sometimes you get so lonely,

Sometimes you get nowhere,

I've lived all over the world,

I've left every place.


Please be mine,

Share my life,

Stay with me,

Be my wife.

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Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

I'm so in love with you,

Whatever you want to do

Is all right with me.

'Cause you make me feel so brand new

And I want to spend my life with you.


Let me say that since, baby,

Since we've been together,

Loving you forever

Is what I need,

Let me be the one you come running to

I'll never be untrue.


Ooo baby,

Let's, let's stay together,

Loving you whether, whether,

Times are good or bad, happy or sad.

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Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

And I'd give up forever to touch you

'Cause I know that you feel me somehow.

You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be

And I don't wanna go home right now.


And all I can taste is this moment

And all I can breathe is your life,

When sooner or later it's over

I just don't wanna miss you tonight.


And I don't want the world to see me

'Cause I don't think that they'd understand.

When everything's made to be broken

I just want you to know who I am.

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I Just Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson

I just want to lay next to you

For a while,

You look so beautiful tonight,

Your eyes are so lovely,

Your mouth is so sweet.

A lot of people

Misunderstand me,

That's because they don't

Know me at all.

I just want to touch you

And hold you,

I need you

God, I need you

I love you so much.


Each time the wind blows,

I hear your voice so

I call your name.

Whispers at morning,

Our love is dawning,

Heaven's glad you came.

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