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I say a little prayer for you (My best friend's wedding)
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Description

A musical scene from Julia Robet's romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding", where they sing Aretha Franklin's hit "I Say a Little Prayer for You".


You can see the original version here: I Say a Little Prayer for You.

Transcript

"Dionne, I'm in love."
Could this siren love me? Are the gods that kind?
Dionne turned to me, opened her lovely eyes and said ...


What did she say?


The moment I wake up,
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you.
While combing my hair now,
While wondering what dress to wear now,
I say a little prayer for you.

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart
and I will love you.
Forever and ever, we never will part.
Oh, how I love you.
Together, forever, that's how it must be.
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me.

I run for the bus, dear.
While riding I think of us, dear.
I say a little prayer for you.
At work I just take time,
And all through my coffee break time
I say a little prayer for you.

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you.
Forever and ever we never will part.
Oh, how I'll love you.
Together, forever, that's how it must be.
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me.

My darling believe me, (believe him)
For me there is no one but you!
Please love me too (answer his prayer)
And I'm in love with you (answer his prayer now, baby)
Answer my prayer, baby (answer his prayer)
Say you love me too

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart
and I will love you.
Forever and ever we never will part.
Oh, how I'll love you.
Together, forever, that's how it must be.
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me.

Explanations

THE MOMENT I...= As soon as I..., immediately after I...

PRAYER= /preə*/ If you say a prayer you pray. To pray is to talk with God, often to ask him for a favour. If you say a prayer for someone, you ask God to favour them and protect them.

COMBING=  /kəʊmɪŋ/ To tidy your hair using a comb (see picture)

WONDERING= Trying to decide.

FOREVER AND EVER= A very emphatic form of ALWAYS.

PART= Separate.

HEARTBREAK= Suffering because of an emotional problem.

RIDING= If you are on the bus or other transport, you are riding.

TAKE TIME= To take time is to have a break, to pause for a while.

ALL THROUGH MY COFFEE BREAK TIME= While I’m having my coffee break.
Your coffee break is a moment you stop working to rest and have a coffee (if you like it).

MY DARLING= My love.

I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU= I love you.

ANSWER MY PRAYER= If you answer my prayer, you make my dreams come true. In this case, I’ve been praying God for you to love me, so if you answer my prayer that means that you love me too.