She wasn't wearing a wedding dress
In a Vegas wedding chapel
They were herding them in and out of there
Like they were cattle
Not exactly the fairy tale that she had planned
But mama said, "Aren't you s'posed to get married, girl
Before you bring a baby in this world"
And all she could say was, "Yes ma'am"
She called her from that chapel in Love Land
She said, "Mama I really love this man"
Seemed like a lifetime driving from Vegas to Oklahoma
If you're allowed a number of mistakes in life
She said, "Maybe I've filled my quota"
They called it a reception, saying you did the right thing
But they smiled, their broken smile said
"Who needs to walk down the isle?"
As she showed off her wedding ring
They walked away hand in hand to Love Land
She said, "I really 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
The doctor's voices whispered, "We did all that we could do
But your baby wasn't strong enough to make it the whole 9 months"
And as that world broke in two
He said, "I'll carry you through, to Love Land"
She said, "For the longest time I've blamed myself
Thought I was paying for my mistakes"
But they tried again, now they're watching him
Blow three candles out
He's daddy's little man
She said, "Only God could have planned
The steps I have taken that led me to where I am"
Love Land, Love Land
Anywhere you hold my hand is Love Land