Wasn't wearing a wedding dress in a Vegas wedding chapel
They were herding us in and out of there like we were cattle
Not exactly the fairy tale that I had planned
But mama said, 'aren't you supposed to get married, girl
Before you bring a baby in this world?'
And what could I say but 'yes, ma'am'?
And I called her from that chapel in Love Land
I said, 'I really love this man.'
Seemed like a lifetime driving from Vegas to Oklahoma
If you're allowed a number of mistakes in life, maybe I've filled my quota
They called it a reception, saying we did the right thing
And they smiled their broken smiles
Said, 'who needs to walk down the aisle?'
And I showed off my wedding ring
And we walked away hand in hand to Love Land
Oh, how I love this man
Amazing all the progress we've made since the days of Thomas Edison
Still only God gives life in spite of modern medicine
Doctor's 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 my world broke in two
He said, 'I'll carry you through to Love Land.'
For the longest time I blamed myself
Thought I was paying for my mistakes
But we tried again
Now we're watchin' him blow three candles out
He's daddy's little man
And only God could have planned
The steps I've taken
That led me to where I am
Anywhere you hold my hand
Is Love Land