She was running,
running so hard,
you couldn't tell her apart from the grass.
She seemed so small,
but really she was larger
than anybody you've seen.

In Momma she found
the right surrounds.
In preschool they singled her out for her hat.
In elementary
she met her friend Mary
and from her she learned many things...
Like you're never as big as you seem.

But I've got everything backwards,
I do what I do.
I am what I'm not.
If I wasn't growing my hair out again,
I would have forgot
All these things.


He said she was gross,
She said "what does that mean?"
And she answered herself in time.
It was a long walk to the back of the bus
Just to spit in the young boy's eye.
Aw, didn't they warn you about her?
The kids all get naked when she comes to play.
I wouldn't even leave her alone with herself,
she could get hurt that way.

But I've got everything backwards,
I do what I do.
I am what I'm not.
If I wasn't growing my hair out again,
I would have forgot
All these things.


Hey, Mary Lee, I was on your street,
and the Ice Cream Shoppe was as
stylin' as you.
I'll never be hip enough to eat
the things that you do.
You were the first in a long, long line
of girls I pretended to be.
You started me off and I owe you for that,
but you've already collected your fee.

I've got everything backwards.
I've got everything backwards.
I've got everything backwards.
I've got everything backwards.



Lyrics submitted by lurkinginsagas

Mary Lee song meanings
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