Why Do We Marry?

Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)


Why Do We Marry is a fun, uptempo song extolling the virtues of a single life. The singer wonders, because of all these benefits, “why, why, why do we marry?” A little word-play starts the song as we hear “Deer don’t do it” which sounds like “dear.” The singer is not instructing a loved one to refrain from something.. no, as context becomes clear he is making a statement that most other animals do not do marriage.

“Deer don’t do it, nor do the geese
We’re the only species…”

Why Do We Marry is the first track on the Starring MH album “Are We Certain?”