Patty Griffin Mary Lyrics

Flaming Red Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Flaming Red
  • 2 One Big Love
  • 3 Tony
  • 4 Change
  • 5 Goodbye
  • 6 Carry Me
  • 7 Christina
  • 8 Wiggley Fingers
  • 9 Blue Sky
  • 10 Big Daddy
  • 11 Go Now
  • 12 Mary
  • 13 Peter Pan
  • Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes
    You're covered in rain
    You're covered in babies, you're covered in slashes
    You're covered in wilderness, you're covered in stains
    You cast aside the sheet, you cast aside the shroud
    Of another man, who served the world proud
    You greet another son, you lose another one
    On some sunny day and always stay, Mary

    Jesus says Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
    Fly's right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
    While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory
    Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

    Mary she moves behind me
    She leaves her fingerprints everywhere
    Every time the snow drifts, every time the sand shifts
    Even when the night lifts, she's always there

    Jesus said Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
    Fly's right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
    While the angels are singin' his praises in a blaze of glory
    Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

    Mary you're covered in roses, you're covered in ruin
    you're covered in secrets
    You're covered in treetops, you're covered in birds
    who can sing a million songs without any words
    You cast aside the sheets, you cast aside the shroud
    of another man, who served the world proud
    You greet another son, you lose another one
    on some sunny day and always stay
    Mary, Mary, Mary

    Written by: Andrea Bertolini, Filippo F. Balliana, Giuseppe Troccoli
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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