About The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar "The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar" is a song written by Bob Dylan, recorded in Los Angeles in the spring of 1981 and released in August of that year on Dylan's album Shot of Love. Looked for the answer, found a solution, Too rich for my blood and I needed a transfusion. At the altar, the bride stands on the left, the groom on the right, facing the officiant. It was subsequently included on the compilation Biograph. It doesn't literally mean that either an intended bride or groom was left alone in the church and the other party didn't show up. A few weeks later Dylan picks up “The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar” in the studio. The Jordan addition is not the only change, then. “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar” In a typically contrary move, one of the best songs on Shot of Love wasn’t even on the original album. The maid of honor stands beside the bride, with the flower girl and bridesmaids to her left. Groom still waiting sounds like the world is still all jacked up and we still haven’t figured out how to fix it. “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar” originated as a B-side to the single release of “Heart of Mine,” which may make it the definitive Dylan 45 of the ‘80s. It may not top “Every Grain” as Shot’s best song, but it grabs second place by a mile, musically as well as lyrically. The Groom’s Still Waiting At the Altar is a deliciously complex song by Dylan from Shot of Love. Tell her I still think she's neat, And that the groom's still waiting at the altar. A driving blues riff is over-laid with complex and unclear narrative in the lyrics. The best man stands beside the groom, with the ring bearer and ushers to his right. See the groom still waitin' at the altar. The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar – Shot of Love [1981]. So when it was reported this week that Bob opened his spacious, 10 bedroom Scottish manor for engagements, you just had to wonder what in the devil could it all possibly mean? If the groom is early, normally who would be welcoming the guests as they arrive. I was devastated….I’m still reeling from being jilted on my wedding day by a groom with an alter-ego but I’m glad to be rid of the rat.” —Katiejayne. [Verse 1] See the groom still waiting at the altar. This one stomps and wails through six glorious minutes of apocalyptic imagery. 10. This could indeed happen but it's more a general term stating that someone got cold feet and backed out of the wedding plans prior to the ceremony (it could be a week or a month prior and the term could still be used). /tory_lanez-still_waiting-1733063.html. Once the processional happens, the groom would usually be at the beginning then he stands at the end of the aisle waiting for his bride while she walks, then he brings her up near the altar. 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