"It Makes Me Wonder" as written by and Suzanne Vega....
The virgin mary on a chain
Has hit me in the mouth again
As we explore the carnal score
Of sacred and profane

Sulky boy won't drink his milk
Mothers breast beneath the silk
Remains untouched it's way too much
Reject all of that ilk

I have to say it makes me wonder
If you are holding me
To the same blue flame that you are under
I feel you scolding me

Your virgin mary's in the way
Hallucinate her face by day
Obscure the view in front of you
It's me here made of clay

You're playing near that line so thin,
Austerity? or just give in
To endless appetite,
Embrace that white oblivion?


I have to say it makes me wonder
If you were holding me
To that cold blue flame that you are under
When you were holding me

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"It Makes Me Wonder" as written by Suzanne Vega

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    General CommentI think this might be about a relationship with someone who's super religious. They want to be chaste but stray ever closer to the line between chaste and non-chaste. She wants to be the most important thing to them but she isn't, the Virgin Mary is. That's what I'm getting from this song.
    taylorofthephunkon August 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about two people who had sex (or near enough), one of whom is less comfortable with it conceptually and idealizes some other woman. The narrator points out that she's right there, in flesh and bone, no distant pure ideal; and seems to hint that he's up against a choice, and sex with her is an option; she seems to feel he is judgmental of her on the basis of what's passed between them.
    bluesunon October 20, 2011   Link

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