If this I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke wedding reading sounds a little familiar, it's probably because you listened to the radio at least once in 2013 and heard The Arctic Monkeys turn this poem into an indie rock anthem. But even if Alex Turner isn't your thing, the John Cooper Clarke original is a refreshingly real wedding reading. Because, who doesn't want to marry someone who wants to be your dreamboat, car and hoover all in one!? Talk about a real catch... We have a free printable copy, and a jpeg down below to get on that Pinterest board you have going. Happy reading! (And do sing along if you please...)

I Wanna Be Yours

by John Cooper Clarke

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I will never rust
If you like your coffee hot
let me be your coffee pot
You call the shots
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your raincoat
for those frequent rainy days
I wanna be your dreamboat
when you want to sail away
Let me be your teddy bear
take me with you anywhere
I don’t care
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your electric meter
I will not run out
I wanna be the electric heater
you’ll get cold without
I wanna be your setting lotion
hold your hair in deep devotion
Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean
that’s how deep is my devotion


Then you're in luck! Because we have a free printable copy of I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke right here.


If you liked I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke, then we have good news! We have a whole article dedicated to songs that make great wedding readings. Speaking of songs... Have you decided what you're walking down the aisle to? Well, even if you have, you may change your mind after you have a scroll through our roundup.

Helena Milsom

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