"Maria Magdalena" as written by Hubert Kemmler, Michael Cretu, Markus Loehr and Richard William Palmer-james....
You Take My Love
You Want My Soul
I Would Be Crazy To Share Your Life
Why Can't You See What I Am
Sharpen Your Senses And Turn The Knife
Hurt Me And You'll Understand

I'll Never Be Maria Magdalena
(You're A Creature Of The Night)
Maria Magdalena
(You're A Victim Of The Fight
You Need Love)
Promise Me Delight
(You Need Love)

I'll Never Be Maria Magdalena
(You're A Creature Of The Night)
Maria Magdalena
(You're A Victim Of The Fight
You Need Love)
Promise Me Delight
(You Need Love)

Why Must I Lie
Find Alibis
When Will You Wake Up And Realise
I Can't Surrender To You
Play For Affection And Win The Prize
I Know Those Party Games, Too

I'll Never Be Maria Magdalena
(You're A Creature Of The Night)
Maria Magdalena
(You're A Victim Of The Fight
You Need Love)
Promise Me Delight
(You Need Love)

I'll Never Be Mariaâ?¦

I'll Never Be Maria...


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"Maria Magdalena" as written by J Pardo

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    General CommentMaria magdelena was a prostitute but stopped prostituting this song is about being a prostitute and being in a relationship and she is saying to the guy she is with she will never change thats who she is, she has barriers up cos of what she does and she has become that person, someone who has a wall up around them and that she can never love properly.
    Crazychick85on June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, good song.
    Coffie&cigaretson July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat Coffie&cigarets said
    Xinyaon November 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincredible track
    Lincoln Burrowson March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCatchy Euro-Pop-80s-Tune. I only tried this cause she's the voice of Enigma. I like the song. Meh... but the song lyrics are just stupid, they don't make sense.
    Mode000on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you so much Crazychick85 for actually using the comments for an interpretation, and not just to hijiack this *songmeanings* site and write personal comments like "I like the song" or "good song".
    lwcon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCrazychick85, I never thought about the song like that until I read your interpretation. Is it just your personal view or is it based on something the actual singer said?
    lwcon December 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe what crazychick85 is referring to is the Maria Magdalena of the Christian bible.
    Mallehon January 01, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think that this is an outright comparison to the Biblical Maria Magdalena and her being a prostitute - in that, to me, the protagonist of the song isn't necessarily a prostitute herself. I think she refers to Maria Magdalena because this character used to be a promiscuous woman who was at the same time afraid of her sexuality; she gave up her old lifestyle and left behind her demons to become saved. To me, the protagonist is a girl who is neither promiscuous or vulgar, but neither does she consider her sexuality as something dirty and sinful. She won't be Maria Magdalena, because, first, she isn't a "slut", and secondly, she won't abandon her identity and sexuality to please anyone or to earn salvation from anyone. I think in the first verses she sings about how the man she loves demands her - if she loves him indeed - to devote herself to him completely and be "nice" She has her demons though, and she isn't perfect, she's her own person and it would be crazy for her to pretend to please him - if he hurts her, he'll understand that she's not always sweet and obedient. She won't identify herself with Maria Magdalena and she feels she has nothing to apologise for, and that she shouldn't abandon her nature. She's torn between being sexual and tough, and being the sweet kind of girl who needs love - therefore, she's a victim of the fight. She's not going to lie and pose for someone she's not to win his approval - she's been there and she knows what "the game" goes like.
    To me, this is a song about the modern woman who is neither a dirty harlot nor an overly sweet and silly bae, but lives in a world that keeps sending her mixed signals - on one hand, she's deemed as filthy and expected to behave, on another, she's meant to be desired and playful and successful.

    A very good piece. :)
    paganpoetryon February 13, 2015   Link

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