Houston, Marques - Marriage Lyrics




[Intro]
I know you said "You're Ready", but I'm not ready
See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
See marriage don't change, nothing but your name

[Verse One]
Now I've been trying to make you understand
That I'm proud to be with you and I'm happy I'm your man
I know your moms and your pops wanna see you walking down that aisle asking what's up
'Cause it's been awhile, 'bout seven years now
We've been together baby, but girl I'm still not ready
Take it easy don't push me away, don't want to make a mistake
I wanna do thing right and my paper right
Wanna be 100% is with you, I wanna spend my life

[Chorus]
Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
See marriage don't change, nothing but your name

Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
Unless it's real love, through the joy and through the pain
It's more than a ceremony, more than a wedding ring
A marriage won't change, nothing but your name

[Verse Two]
Ever since you caught that bouquet at your friends wedding day
I've been under pressure babe (I've been under pressure girl)
Now you window shop for wedding gowns and wedding bands,
Pickin' out your bridemaids and the theme song for the reception,

I know you love me baby, but girl I'm still not ready
It's so many thing's such you don't know about me
Even though we've been together for so long
We got a long way to go, so girl lets take it slow

[Chorus]

[Break down]
It's not that I can't see myself a life with you
Girl I aint going nowhere, lets take our time
This ain't something that you just jump into
And marriage don't change no

[Chorus]

[Outro]
See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
See marriage don't change, nothing but your name





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  1. layzie borum

    Love this song!! But imagine waiting 7 years for a promotion at ur job. And every yr they tell u be patient, its gonna come at the right moment. Lol

  2. Vuvu Mtimkulu

    This is not a game

  3. Natasha Luonde

    7 years waiting for ordinary engagement ring. I don't think so, there have to be some SERIOUS extenuating circumstances to convince of that.

  4. Triston Cooper

    To all the people that are saying "7 Years? You should know by then." I have a counter argument. That is what society tells us. Society also tells us that getting married too early is also a problem. I work in a Jewlrey store. And a couple months ago this married couple came in. They were looking at this lion necklace. The husband walked off somewhere and the wife told me she wanted to buy it because he has been her Lion for all their marriage.

    I asked then how long they had been married and she said "We've been married for 31 years. I met him on a Friday. Didn't see him saturday and that Sunday he proposed to me. I said yes and haven't regretted it for a single second." I put this on God, that woman told me that's how fast he proposed and that's how fast she knew she wanted to be with him.

    Most people would say that's absolutely insane. Who gets married after 2 days? Technically 1. Time is irrelevant to anyone and everyone outside of that relation. If you are ready you are ready. If you aren't you aren't. And that is for ALL relationships. 1 year 7 years, 10 years.

    Ladies if a man's agenda doesn't match up with yours, then find one that lines up with yours. Whether that is too soon or too late.

    Fellas the same for you. If a womans agenda does not align with yours, then find someone's that does.

    But NO ONE outside of the relationship gets to determine when the right time is no matter how soon or how far down the line. My customers are living proof of that. Praise be to God 👊🏾🙏🏽

  5. Christopher

    Forever vibe since 2005

  6. Bonita Cacho

    Still listening in 2k19.... One of the realest love songs I’ve heard. You can be with someone for so many years and not know who they are. Through the Joy & Pain, if your love ain’t pure keep it moving. It’s more than a wedding 💍. 💯

  7. Luis Regis

    Lyrics:
    I know you said you're ready, but I'm not ready
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
    For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Now I've been trying to make you understand
    That I rather be with you and I'm happy I'm you're man
    And your moms and your pops I've seen walking down that aisle, asking what's up
    'Cause it's been awhile, 'bout seven years now
    We've been together baby, but girl I'm still not ready
    Take it easy don't push me away, don't want to make a mistake
    I want to do thing right and my paper right
    Want to be 100% is with you, I want to spend my life
    Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
    For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, through the joy and through the pain
    It's more than a ceremony, more than the wedding ring
    A marriage won't change, nothing but your name
    Ever since you caught that bouquet at your friends wedding day
    I've been under pressure babe (I've been under pressure girl)
    Now you window shop for wedding gowns and wedding bands
    Pickin' out your bridemaids and the theme song for the reception
    I know you love me baby, but girl I'm still not ready
    It's so many thing's such you don't know about me
    Even though we've been together for so long
    We got along, way to go, so girl lets take it slow
    Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
    For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    It's not that I can't see myself, a life with you
    Girl I ain't going nowhere, lets take our time
    And I said something that you just jump in to
    And marriage don't change no
    Marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, through the sunshine and the rain
    For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name
    Unless it's real love, trough the sunshine and the rain
    For better or for worse, girl this is not a game
    See marriage don't change, nothing but your name

  8. Kay XO

    If it won’t change nothing but your name then why won’t your marry her? How can y’all take it slow when you just said y’all been together for so long ? 🤨🤔😂

    asia chestnut

    right lowkey don't make sense I said the same lol

  9. Joackim

    who listens to this

  10. Rita Raju

    oh that's nice, did she marry you or get you in jail?

    Rita Raju

    https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/mindy-bhandhers-murder-trial-opens-in-vancouver-supreme-court/amp

  11. Richard Pittman

    https://youtu.be/Ddfadk3fSrU

  12. walkerjoe651

    💯💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯

  13. Wife & Momof6

    I still love this song in 2018

    George Vega

    Shenice Momof5 me too..

  14. Joy Harris

    Listening in 2018😍

  15. sona martin

    for sure it is

  16. babyboyblue1000

    Will love that for my wedding song next year

    Natasha Luonde

    This is a song about a man making excuses NOT to marry her. It's a commitment phobe song finding excuses to string her along. Trussss me it's not a wedding song. Listen to the lyrics carefully.

  17. lawanda D

    true ⚡️⚡️⚡️💔🔥🔥❣️🖤

  18. Vanessa Kerley

    I found out the hard way my husband used to pay it. Five years later now he tells me he wasn't ready. I wish he would have told ethis before we got married.

  19. Cynthia Lopez

    This song is so great that it should already have One Billion views by now...

  20. Debbie Tesfaye

    😍💕

  21. SIR DOM

    Thinking bout proposing to this one

    Natasha Luo

    I'd suggest his song "Everything" this is a commitment phobe song. Listen to the lyrics properly.

  22. Chantisa Armstrong

    Things are ready deep love is not a game .love is more then just a word it's called being very sure

  23. Charlene White

    Beautiful

  24. Yosef Monserrat

    Marriage is Kingdom business. ..Everybody wants to be married just to say it or boast! MH broke it ALL the WAY DOWN! It's not a game it's for grown folks

  25. Charlene White

    Beautiful Beautiful Loving Sweet song😉😂😃

  26. Go Saints

    He broke that shit down for a lady lol

  27. Renata Ramos

    😍😍♪

  28. 83706Rachel

    The lyrics make sense - kind of. Marriage is not a game and you need to make sure you love one another and that you are not doing it just for the party (because marriage is hard work! )

    BUT...

    7 years? Are you kidding me? ...If he isn't sure after 7 years if he loves her enough, then he needs to go! (and he even says she doesn't know everything about him- RED FLAG!) "take it slow" At this rate they can have a wedding and a retirement party 😂 ... What is it, a 7 year bootycall? 😉

    SMH, BROTHER HOUSTON would never make a song like this now. 😁

    Debi Ashley

    83706Rachel PREACH!!!! It is the HARDEST thing I've ever done in my life, but sooooo worth it if it's ur soulmate.

    Natasha Luo

    😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣

    Natasha Luonde

    7 year housing arrangement.

  29. Rough Draft Radio Inc.

    1 million views needed!!

  30. Kenwana Johnson

    Girl this is not a game omgggggggg I love this song gooooo boo

  31. I Am Escential

    This is a beautiful song. He is so young to be so wise. Older men would benefit from listening to the words and practicing them.

    Bonita Cacho

    One of the realest songs I've ever heard ...still listening in 2018..Where you at Marques Houston?

  32. Rough Draft Radio Inc.

    More views pls. This is the last time you'll here real rnb music for a while!!!

  33. Shanita Scott

    shanita

  34. Terraceda Brantley

    Wouldnt trade this song for nothing,, lovin it

  35. Terraceda Brantley

    Wouldnt trade this song for nothing,, lovin

  36. Terraceda Brantley

    Wouldnt trade this song for nothing,, login it

  37. Terraceda Brantley

    Wouldnt trade this song for nothing,, login it

  38. mzkiccz

    i love his falsetto sooooo much. one of my favorite joints

    Edejoro Oguname

    mzkiccz yeah 4 real. His falseto is what i try to get to anytime i want to do my own falseto

  39. Erica Craft

    i miss marques Houston what happened he just disappeared smh

    Georgi M

    He'll be back someday

    83706Rachel

    Erica Craft He took some time to study the Bible and get baptized

    anthony verdun

    83706Rachel he became a Jehovah witness

  40. browneyes 83

    This is one of my favorite songs off of Marques Houston's Naked album! His voice was beautiful on this joint.

    Georgi M

    He still got a beautiful voice

  41. Brianna-Jade Lewis

    none of these songs are on spotify :(

    danica webb

    Yes they are

  42. Anitra Harper

    This was his best album by far.

    anthony verdun

    Anitra Harper naw veteran and mattress music

    Edejoro Oguname

    As for me MH was d best

  43. Dámaso Alfonso López Téllez

    verry good song, always it brings things to my mine

  44. Derrick Davis

    Some find out the hard way

  45. Vinicius Nunes

    Muito louco este som 

  46. neejloop ontheflop

    GOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  47. BasicallyLee

    Marques Houston is my baee

    The Infamous Trini_Don

    You look very pretty bae

  48. nativehoney2002

    my husband played this when he proposed to me had me in tears i love this song and its meanin ffor me :)

  49. claudio luiz

    UM DIA EU QUERO MORAR PERTO DI VOCES AI NOS EUA EU AMO ESTI PAIS.


  50. Triyata Bartee

    I like the song but I dont agree with it. He said they were together for seven years and said they dont really know things about that person. In seven years you should know that person. This is just an excuse to not want to get married. Being a female, I would have to leave and not b/c we're not getting married but b/c you claim we dont know each other so if I dont know you by now, i'll never know you but if you tell me straight up you just dont want to get married, I'll learn to deal with it

    83706Rachel

    Triyata Bartee I agree too ... I think people were selective in what lyrics they heard in this song!

    Debi Ashley

    Absolutely! A real, respectful man will marry u and grow and learn together. They would never allow u to be viewed as less than or sideways due to his hesitation to commit to u. It most likely isn't the woman with issues, but society as a whole views it differently and a true, respectful & respectable man wouldn't allow it. The song is great, but it isn't something people should adore or emulate.

    George Vega

    Naw he evolves each year and he spent most of his time away on tours he can grow from her really knowing him through those years

    Shannon Long

    I feel like you can always learn more about your partner through out the years of being with them just like your never to old to learn something new everyday😇

  51. stangredemption

    How did "Honda F1 motor test" end up and a related video? It does sound just a sexy but waaaaaaaaaaay different things there :-/

  52. Chevy King

    Im tellin u man if n love n happy ply this song 4 ur woman

  53. letimoore

    Call me foolish

  54. letimoore

    This song is fire i think ill have sex to it too lol

  55. Meka Tolbert

    && Mii Boyfriend Told Me To Listen To This Song ♥♥♥

    Natasha Luo

    He wants you to wait 7 years for ordinary engagement 😂🤣😂. Damn cheeeek

  56. Laquinta Black

    love this song

  57. FineSexiiCoolCounty

    This song, I could almost cry! It brings back so many memories. I was young, I was in love, I was engaged, & I was scared as hell. I'm a R&B head & this was one of the songs that I had to hear everyday: D.Hollister's "Forever", J.Foxx "Wedding Day song" & Musiq's "Who Knows". Well as u can imagine, we never made it to the alter & STILL to this day I still love him (I don't like his ways, but I still love him) I always will. It took me a while to cope but I am ready now. He just wasn't "My King".

  58. FineSexiiCoolCounty

    Congratulations.

  59. focusedonliime

    Known him since I was 13 we been together for 3yrs now im 23 and on july 18 2013 at 10am were getting married

  60. CaligurlNtexas

    Let's say they got together at 14. 7 years is long but not long enough to get married at the tender age of 21. So for all those saying 7 years is too long, you really can't speak on anyone's relationship but your own.

  61. clinteria kendrick

    This song is nice i will be happy when I get married God ordained marriage and he loves marriage because it is right beautiful song!!!!!!!:)

  62. Louise-Renee Sylvain

    This song is very deep.
    True Love= successful marriage

  63. Marvin Lane

    married for 6 years and i adore mey wife love u...

  64. Jennifer Jeanlouis

    This is my favorite song for him.

  65. quondria brown

    That's real Talk.. Unless it REAL LOVE

  66. Christy Love

    a marriage won't change nothing but your name, unless it's Real love, through the joy & through the Pain _The truth it needs no proof, either it is or it isn't: )

  67. MrsCaramelDiva89

    My husband and I have been married for 2 years in may and together for 10 years in November... Mind u I'm only 23. I love my man

  68. Natalie Thomas

    This song is soo true me and my hubby have been married for 11 years and been together for 12 years and it hasn't changed us the only thing thats change is that we have three beautiful children I LOVE MY BOO!!!

  69. patrick gould

    True statement

  70. Kasheem Bates

    THIS IS CLASSSIC

  71. Marcus Williams

    Honestly, people don't understand marriage, or love at all. Love can't be measured by time, it can be described and put into a paragraph. People fall too easily because the movies define love for them, they haven't found their own definition yet. People have lost touch, especially my generation.

  72. i love you andy my number one diamond i love you

    i love this song touches my heart

  73. ILoveMyHIU

    This song is still dope, honestly I played this for my girl when she pressured me about marriage in the future..

  74. laat wetakur james

    me listening nw

  75. Theresa Morales

    Same Here!!

  76. Debbie Tesfaye

    Lol, only God knows

  77. Brittany H

    Damn its 2012 almost 2013 and im just know hearing this song for the first time. Where have i been?

  78. Dominique Johnson

    Love this song soo real and meaningful

  79. zach hart

    My favorite love song hands down. I miss the good ole R & B music. It's just not the same these days. Like if you miss the old school R & B!

  80. Desiree Francies

    hes got a point tho, marrige doesnt fix a relationship if you have problems....

    Ashleylynn Massey

    Desiree Francies I learned that the hard way

  81. ashlaycutie

    one of my favs :)

  82. Marc Daniels

    mh been in the game since immature in 1991 and still makin good music....

  83. Brittany Jacobs

    this is why we have so many baby momma's

  84. Richard Holmes

    Today me n Willow 9 months yea but u no marriage don't change --nothing but ur name Robin will have to follow a song like this up it's like u can only play this once during a Sat. night in the summer of 2012, then it's expired,

  85. Stephanie Stanley

    love this song :)

  86. yan silva

    ESTE cara parece que entra no meu coraçao e toca nele , joga td que preciso ouvi ! ele e muito sinistro !

  87. Gege Jean-Baptiste

    I really love this but 7 years? really Marques? lol

    Natasha Luo

    Exactly

  88. crazy h

    hahahahhaha tuff person on net ah thats right keep hiding

  89. zafire85

    que me gusta la voz de este niño!!!

  90. shameila smith

    hell yeh lmao

  91. Distinctive Beauty

    he was real with this song..he still love her but he sayin marriage wouldnt change that if they tied the knot or not...marriage just a title

  92. KenzieMacB

    @TheOuedraogo123 that's not what he means at all "unless its real love through the joy and through the pain for better or for worse girl this is not a game"..gotta use the rest of the lines too sweetheart.

  93. Seb Pikaninja

    @lickkycinnabonandsub i thought guys were idiots but i saw ur comment and i got SLAMMED =p

  94. smith raff

    when he says "marriage don't change nothing but your name" ,he means your relationship should still be the same and you shouldn't try 2 go above and beyond just because your getting married it should be the same before you got married because you already was devoted 2 your fiance.

  95. Sade Dobson

    Marques Houston is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!