"Maria's Beautiful Mess" as written by and Ellis Paul....
She fell to the mattress
With the grace of an actress
Falling like a thief from a roof.
She's asking for proofâ??â??Are you staying?â??
Outside you hear mission bells.

Welcome to Maria's beautiful mess,
In a cluttered apartment on the West Side.
She pulls the blinds while,
You watch how her dress falls round her.

And the world slows, a clock shows
A wrinkle in the flow of time
And she steps close, her eyes glow,
Lips pop open like a bottle of wine

And she'll love like it's thirst
Like she's never been hurt,
She's dancing just like nobody's watching.
Is this love? Is this cursed?
It feels like the first time falling
Nobody's watching, Nobody's watching,
Nobody's watching, watching

She puts on some music,
She asks you to choose it
You sang her back a Gershwin line.
Now Ella is singing holy, soulfully,
Bringing up better times

And beneath the tunes,
She's smiling on an unmade bed
She saysâ??â??What's in the middle that scares you?

Does it dare you
To take a moment and just slow down?â??

And the world slows, a clock shows
A wrinkle in the flow of time
And she steps close, her eyes glow,
Lips pop open like a bottle of wine

And she'll love like it's thirst
Like she's never been hurt,
She's dancing just like nobody's watching.
Is this love? Is this cursed?
It feels like the first time falling
Nobody's watching.

Pull the curtains all down
Let the stars fall around you,
She's smiling like the Mona Lisa.
You could conquer this town.
If your feet touched the ground,
But you're falling boy
I know, I see you
I see you, I see, I see,
I see you


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"Maria's Beautiful Mess" as written by Ellis Paul

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    General Commenti wish it was called "linnea's beautiful mess."

    this song is beautiful. he's taken by this girl who's so lost, but still free... she's a mess, but a beautiful one. he wants to be as free as she as, he's drawn to her openness and her chaos.

    just what i think, but i really adore this song.
    lin_neaon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlinnea, this song is about me. duh :P
    Marbar7890on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can tell you what this song really is about, straight from Ellis' lips. I heard him explain the meaning of the song at a concert in Mass last year. Basically, one of his good friends broke up with his girlfriend, and he'd had this secret crush on her. There was a spark between them, but Ellis knew that acting on it would ruin his relationship with his other friend, so he had this made up relationship with her in the song. And her name wasn't maria... Still, an amazing song...
    Thgord08on May 18, 2007   Link

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