Did you have to wait till doomsday to say "I love you"?
Did you have to wait till the missiles were in the air?
Now that the world's on red alert & we've all hit the dirt
Now you tell me that you care
For 10 long years we've been a-courtin'
For 10 years there's been only you
I've wined & dined you & I've tried to incline you
Toward tellin' the preacher "I do"
But tonight while we were dancin', an earache siren
Made 5000 waltzers hit the floor
& while everyone else was sayin' their prayers
You turned to me & said "Darlin', I'm yours"
Come let me put my arm around your shoulder
& tell me that... that you love me again
& let's hurry & find us a preacher, darlin'
Or my best man will be an ICBM; well...
So let these words be our epitaph
To be certain that our marriage will last:
"Till death do us part, don't open your heart
Till just before an H-bomb blasts"