"Hail Mary" as written by Eric Stanley Peterson, Charles Billy, James Franklin Murphy and Del James....
I am alive
I feel dirt in my eyes
There's no escape when redemption is lost
I'm not a saint
There's no use to looking
No sins to deny
Just my will to go on

Armas of darkness
Embrace me in madness
In my life it's mandatory
Hard to resist you
I still can't forgive you
For sins that I cannot wash away

Hail Mary full of grace
Throw some light upon this race
Intertwining final breath
Now in the hour of death

Bound by the lies
Of constant denial
Pay for my sins that I bear for a child
I'm not a saint
There's no use denying
Falling from grace
Is my reason to go on

Hail Mary full of grace
Put me down, and kick me in my face
Intertwining final breath
Now in the hour of death

Lyrics submitted by ricoetc

"Hail Mary" as written by Del James Charles Billy

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    My InterpretationWell, in my opinion, this song refers to Marijuana, and that's because the entire Low album deals with it.
    Hail Mary is a song about a guy who's decided that Mary (aka Mary Jane aka Marijuana aka Pot) has ruined his life so now he's taking his last drag before quitting. It's all about double meaning...
    giardelloon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe speakers not a catholic
    the painkilleron March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs. :)
    aebon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it's about somebody on his death bed, who's looking back on his life and regretting a lot of his mistakes. Now, in his darkest hour, he's basically praying for one last chance at redemption before his death. The Catholic reference suggests that this song could indirectly be about a real life person Chuck or whoever wrote this song knew (ie. a Catholic who went through what the speaker in the song is going through).
    Marty1982on November 23, 2007   Link

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