I Wanna Marry You Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

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I see you walking, baby, down the street
Pushing that baby carriage at your feet
I see that lonely ribbon in your hair
Tell me am I the man for whom you put it there

You never smile girl, you never speak
You just walk on by, darlin’, week after week
Raising two kids alone in this mixed up world
Must be a lonely life for a working girl

Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna mary you

Now, honey, I don’t wanna clip your wings
But a time comes when two people should think of these things
Having a home and a family
Facing up to their responsibilities
They say in the end true love prevails
But in the end true love can’t be no fairytale
To say I’ll make your dreams come true would be wrong
But maybe, darlin’, I could help them along

Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna mary you

My daddy said right before he died
That true, true love was just a lie
He went to his grave a broken heart
An unfulfilled life, makes a man hard

Oh darlin’
There’s something happy and there’s something sad
’Bout wanting somebody, oh so bad,
I wear my love darlin’, without shame
I’d be proud if you would wear my nameI see you walking, baby, down the street
Pushing that baby carriage at your feet
I see that lonely ribbon in your hair
Tell me am I the man for whom you put it there

You never smile girl, you never speak
You just walk on by, darlin’, week after week
Raising two kids alone in this mixed up world
Must be a lonely life for a working girl

Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna mary you

Now, honey, I don’t wanna clip your wings
But a time comes when two people should think of these things
Having a home and a family
Facing up to their responsibilities
They say in the end true love prevails
But in the end true love can’t be no fairytale
To say I’ll make your dreams come true would be wrong
But maybe, darlin’, I could help them along

Little girl, I wanna marry you
Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you
Yes I do
Little girl, I wanna mary you

My daddy said right before he died
That true, true love was just a lie
He went to his grave a broken heart
An unfulfilled life, makes a man hard

Oh darlin’
There’s something happy and there’s something sad
’Bout wanting somebody, oh so bad,
I wear my love darlin’, without shame
I’d be proud if you would wear my name

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway


  • credits


    album: Track in album The River
    release date: 1980-10-10
    popularity : 425 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:31
    producer: Steven Van Zandt, Jon Landau and Bruce Springsteen
    drums: Max Weinberg
    piano: Roy Bittan
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Chuck Plotkin and Toby Scott
    recorded by: Neil Dorfsman
    bass: Garry Tallent
    background vocals: Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt and Clarence Clemons
    organ: Danny Federici
    mastering: Ken Perry
    acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt
    saxophone & percussion: Clarence Clemons
    assistant engineer: Jeff Hendrickson, James A. Farber, Garry Rindfuss, Dana Bisbee and Raymond Willard
    electric guitar & 12 string guitar & harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643685412
    script: Latin