"Mary" as written by and Giuseppe (jayti)/bertolini Troccoli....
I love the tone that's in your laugh
gasping for an extra breath
Waiting for the time to pass
I believe in days ahead
Don't spend another night alone
Cross and wishing you were dead

Mary, you shouldn't let 'em make you mad
You hold the best you can
And Mary, after all the pain is gone
I'm always gonna live to be your man.

I've had it easy now you see
When I'm down you're always there
Standing by to comfort me
Someday we'll go round the world
I'll make the journey so sublime
I know you're not a travelin' girl

Mary, you shouldn't let 'em make you mad
You hold the best you can
And Mary, after all the pain is gone
I'm always gonna live to be your man.

Cause I'd give everything i have
Forget all the things that bring me joy
If you could have one day
Pure and simply happiness
Until that moment comes
I'll be here where I've always been
I'm gonna be your friend
Until the day i die

Mary, you shouldn't let 'em make you mad
You hold the best you can
And Mary, after all the pain is gone
I'm always gonna live to be your man.

(Hold on)


Lyrics submitted by Geno55

"Mary" as written by Jason Sellards Scott Hoffman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is one of my favourites off the album. i reckon its about a guy (probably gay) talking to his best friend Mary, who's been hurt a lot by her boyfriend(s). he's saying that even if she breaks up with them, she'll get over it and he'll always be there for her. it reminds me of me and my best friend - it makes me really sad when she's upset - and how i'd do anything to make her happy again.
    Gwaihiron July 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI kind of half-remember reading in an article that this song is about a friend of Jake's (called Mary) who was mercilessly teased about her weight. This of course did real damage to her self esteem and the song was written to lift her up, as it were.
    ReActoron October 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song. I really am warming to the Scissor Sisters with each song they do. I wasn't sure about 'Take Your Mama Out' but now i like that, too. And i couldn't stop singing 'Laura' when that came out.
    'Mary' is less upbeat, and it actually sounds like something Elton John could have sung but it has a moden twist. It's different from the last two singles. I like it, and i think the lead singer is rather gorgeous. It's the blue eyes!
    I think this song was written for a friend advising them about relationship difficulties and reassuring them that they'll always be there for them if they need them to be.
    Licion October 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the sweetest songs i've ever heard.
    so simple and heartfelt.
    aww man. =(
    avarchielon December 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs mentioned, this song is about Jake Shears' best friend, Mary, who actually ended up dying of a brain aneurism, fairly recently. Jake Shears has a tattoo on his left arm that reads "Mary", for what it's worth. Poor boy. :(
    theleslieon March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i was suicidal, my best friend was really concerned, and she wrote me this amazing letter/email that had the link to this song.
    she described how the song/lyrics reminded her of me the most and that it was a very beautiful song.
    so i listened to it, and i loved it and when ever I am down, it helps to ease that pain.
    olashredsmetalon August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this is a beautiful song, i love how every song on their album is so different you got your elton john tunes and your gay disco tech but they are all so fun gotta love that
    Niamon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmary is jakes best friend and i'm sure you're right (reactor) i think i read that
    anthem_shouteron January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJake is ADORABLE, man. Adorable.

    I sing this song to my friend Mary when she's pissed.
    americanmusicon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti guess we would all like a friend like the person singing, who would always stick by them no matter what, and who would put their friend's happiness before their own
    Legawienon August 27, 2005   Link

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