New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Why? I got the news just yesterday
They said you up and ran away
All because of what somebody said
I spent my wedding night alone in bed

'Cuz you left me standing at the altar
You left big tears in my eyes
(Tears in my eyes)
You didn't even stop to ask me who
What or where or why

Ever since the day that we first met
Everybody been jealous as they could get
(They could get)
People sayin' this and sayin' that
(Sayin' that)
Struck us, struck us out before we even got to bat

Hey, you left me standing at the altar
You left big tears in my eyes
(Tears in my eyes)
You didn't even stop to ask me who
What or where or why

How could you do this, how could you leave?
When you knew how much you meant to me
(You meant to me)
I gave to you more than I've given any friend
Just to have you give it all back in the end

You left my poor heart broken
You left my world in a daze
(In a daze)
If I could, I'd write a letter to you
But I don't know what to say
I don't know what to say

I got the news just yesterday
They said you up and ran away
If there's a God way up above
One day you'll have to answer to him for my love

You left me standing at the altar
You left big tears in my eyes
You didn't even stop to ask me who, what or where or why

You left my poor heart broken
You left my world in a daze
(In a daze)
If I could, I'd write a letter to you
But I don't know what to say
I don't know what to say

(You left me standing at the altar)
You better stop doggin' me baby, yeah
I can't take it no more
I can't take it no more, baby
(You left my poor heart broken)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/prince/standing_at_the_altar.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Featuredlyrics

Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×