"Speedy Marie" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Had a bit part
An endless reel
It always played in slo-mo
But now it's fast
A spinning wheel
I know the dynamo
My heart is cast

Speedy Marie
Ahead of the now
She's better built that's how
She's built for speed
Speedy Marie
Speedy Marie

Oh, yes indeed
I said to me
And so I sing this romaunt
It's not enough
My liberty
There is a thing I want
I need
I love

Speedy Marie
Ahead of the now
She's better built that's how
She's built for speed
Speedy Marie
Speedy Marie

Juxtaposed in each moment's sight
Everything that I ever saw
And my one delight
Nothing can strike me in such awe
Mouth intricate shapes the voice that speaks
Always it will soothe
Rarer none are the precious cheeks
Is the size of each sculpted tooth
Each lip and each eye

Wise is the tongue, wet of perfect thought
And softest neck where always do I
Lay my clumsy thoughts
She is that most lovely art
Happy are my mind, and my soul, and my heart.

Lyrics submitted by bokononist

"Speedy Marie" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentThis is a love song from Black to his girlfriend. If you look at the first letter of each line in the last two verses, you'll see he even spelled out her name:

    Jean Marie Walsh.
    bokononiston May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant!
    EvanXon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. It never seems to get old. Frank Black's Teenager of the year remains one of two or three albums i can listen to cover to cover any day at anytime and never want to stop listening. An amazingly catchy album.

    The song is about a girl he loves. It is one of the few times where the lyrics seem extremely important in one of his songs. I don't always get a lot of meaning in his lyrics. Maybe it's just me.

    Love it Frank. Thanks for a great song.
    planks13on April 03, 2009   Link

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