Oh Mary of Silence
You pick my heart with a smile
Oh sweet Mary
Come inside for a while
Help me get a hold on you
Or I look in the night
I thought of myself beside you
Take me into your skin

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

We have a steady confusion
You're looking at fear
It doesn't seem like the first time
You walked out in a hurry

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

I look in
In your window
To check my head in your pane
My last thoughts, they come to me
I can't take the pain

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

Help me walk with you
To the sky that we see
Shuddering in myself, in-my-self
Oh where
Oh when
Oh well

Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence


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    General CommentMan, I was hoping someone would have left a comment about this one.

    Is it about feeling tempted to drugs? There's that line "I can't take the pain" which sounds like a need to feel the pleasurable and numbing effects of drugs. "Take me into your skin" sounds like consuming the drug.

    Who is Mary? Does anyone know whether Mary is often used as a nickname referring to a particular drug? Sure, I know there's simple Mary Jane, but this sounds like something more potent than that. Heroin, perhaps?
    Psychedeliaon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it referred to the Virgin Mary. Most of the statues within Catholic Churches show Virgin Mary with a hint of a smile "Oh Mary of Silence / You pick my heart with a smile."

    "Oh sweet Mary / Come inside for a while / Help me get a hold on you / Or I look in the night /
    I thought of myself beside you / Take me into your skin" This portion of the song sounds like a plea from a troubled soul. Some pray to Jesus to help them through the tough times, but Catholics sometimes pray to Virgin Mary (and that woman is always silent, no?)

    "We have a steady confusion / You're looking at fear" This passage reads like an accusation. You are not there when I most need you; perhaps our wordly problems scare you as they have in the past "It doesn't seem like the first time / You walked out in a hurry" In other words, she abandons us.

    "Help me walk with you / To the sky that we see / Shuddering in myself, in-my-self" reads to me as follows: Help me feel what it is like in heaven or more dramatically: I can't take it anymore! Get me off this Earth! It's cold down here!

    "Oh where" - Where are you?
    "Oh when" - When will you arrive?
    "Oh well" - Resignation.

    40zebrason December 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel the she is talking about a sexual curiosity toward another female. "I thought of myself beside you"
    "We have a steady confusion
    You're looking at fear
    It doesn't seem like the first time
    You walked out in a hurry" They feel confused by their feelings and the other female gets scared.
    death0angelon November 09, 2011   Link

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