Maria, Maria, Maria you look so fine to me;
your skin is brown like caramel all sprawled out in the moonlight.
You lie like a lavender twilight, would you still be cloaked in fog?
She used to kneel in bed to hold me like a marionette, but you're not a mother you're a dancer with no strings attached.
Maria, Maria, Maria she's just a child, who asked me to make her a woman; but I am not the one who pays for her clothes and her schooling and cares for her. And will she take care of me when she herself is strong.
"I am with child, my skin's turned pale, so I am begging you, please just..."
I will honor your request, never travel to Mexico and see silver objects there under a pale moon. But from that sterile palette, will I know how to love her?
I am in love with learning the knowledge that I am safe, so I will teach you something called inmovil. Look up in the sky, my love, a stationary bird, so still. So still, I need to describe you with pictures inmovil. Mira al cielo, mi amor, un ave inmovil.
Maria, Maria, Maria she's just a child, who asked me to make her a woman; but I am not the one who pays for her clothes and her schooling and cares for her. And will she take care of me when she herself is strong.
I see you in your window sometimes, watching the swirling clouds. I am on a lazy river, where it never ends. And I think I may write you sometime, via internet. No matter what the hackers find they can't change what I have sent.


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    General Commentwoo first to say ne thing!!! ne who... such an amazing song... possible my favorite by him excellente guitar and voice love it!
    Minty x Minton May 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentim in love with this song, its just such a pretty song, you cant help loving this song, no matter who you are
    itsmynameforyouon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to do some sort of slow, spanish dance. and i love it.
    modestmouse11on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the way they took the simple spanish riff and made it so beautiful with words.
    morecerealon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is cute-i like it a lot
    promisexkepton January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, especially when he sings in spanish (though he could work on trilling his r's). easily the best part is the "look up at the sky, my love. a stationary bird" and its spanish counterpart.
    ashxcoreon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti am in love with this song.


    mira al cielo, mi amor, un ave inmovil...
    HeathroBonkon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to be in love.
    aestheticfrenzyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahhh i love this song. i think its sexy. :)
    tinyflowerson May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat is it he's saying in spanish, anyway?
    charcoalsketchon July 31, 2006   Link

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