"Mary the Ice Cube" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
I once had an ice cube, pretty little ice cube.
Now it's gone, now it's gone.
Her name was Mary, pretty little ice cube.
Now she's gone, now she's gone.
She was so shiny, my pretty little ice cube.
Now she's gone. Where's she gone?
She's gone with the others, the shiny little ice cubes. Movin' on. Movin' on.
Shes' gone.
Doesn't nothing ever last forever?
I miss my ice cube.
Pretty little ice cube.
Since she's withdrawn.
I held her in my hand, my chilly little ice cube.
Was it wrong? Was it wrong?
She slipped away, my moist little ice cube, to oblivion.
Oblivion!
She left me standing with tears on my face,
on the lawn.
So I wrote this song.
Pretty little ice cube where have you gone?
Doesn't nothing ever last forever?

It's been declared that it's not wise to prize something too much.
I just wish to find something to fondle and to touch so gently.

Doesn't nothing ever last forever?


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"Mary the Icecube" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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  • +3
    General CommentI say it's about methamphetamine addiction. He ran out of supply, or maybe the cops confiscated it.
    FrizzleFry117on June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI beleive this song means to not cherish something too much, because one day it will leave you...or it could be about an ice cube melting away.
    bugmenoton October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with bugmenot, although it may also resemble being a parent. Perhaps an overprotective father that's trying too hard on, and this overprotectiveness leads the daughter to abandon him completely.
    JofaGuhton November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a meaningful relationship with an ice-cube as well, but obviously it could be seen as symbolic of a number of things, i spose its up to the listener to make his own judgements
    Buzzottaon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that Les was sitting around one day and he saw an ice cube melting and another quirky song was born.

    I love the ominous sound effects. I don't know why I like them so, maybe just because it's something completely outside the realm of shit music. Whatever the meaning, this is an awesome song.
    OpinionHeadon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just recently saw the DVD "Blame It On the Fish" and in there Les is interviewed about this song. He mentions that it was about a man who loved an ice cube, but that he had a friend of his who had been going through some marital problems, who told Les that this song meant alot to him, as it seemed to tie into his situation saying that his wife once loved him, but had started to turn cold and melt away from him.

    The point of lyrics is that they are suppose to be designed to be interpreted by different people...if you wanna believe the song means nothing, then do so, just don't belittle those who think more then that.
    LordOfTheUHaulson May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis obviously means something more than an ice cube melting. It's primus, so there's some superfical humor to the fact that its about an ice cube, but there is some obvious deeper menaing to it.
    A wife that turned cold and melted away is a good explanation, the marriage didn't last forever even though he wanted it to.
    I also think that he was the cause of the problem because he held her in his hands il she melted away; his overbearing love (or the heat of his hand) melted her away.
    Primus has a great way of fusing humor and meaning.
    darkAliason August 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's just a song about being in love with an ice cube. This is Les' sense of humour, and he is laughing at you too.
    Lerxston March 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFound this on a site:
    "Mary the Ice Cube", another new ditty about a man who falls in love with an ice cube and must cope with his loss once it melts, recalls some of the humor that has been ever present in the Primus catalog. "I think humor in music, and humor in just existing is a very wonderful thing. People that are overly serious I tend to find aren't very happy, or at least not very fun to be around," Claypool says.
    Petary791on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, while most of their songs have a slightly deeper meaning under the surface, it's mostly just humorous stuff. the name Primus, in itself, is pretty funny.
    monticelloon August 13, 2005   Link

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