Mary's surgeon
Called me urgent
Get down to ward
And take...my god!
Who would date me in the dark
And for this labor
I was savoured
Tender and braindead
It went to my head

And we kept our lives
If your mouth keeps going where your mind won't go
You don't want to choke so chew it slowly
Nibble the edges on the kitchen floor
If it suits your taste, taste some more
If youre worried that it's bitter like a barbie doll
Hold your nose and swallow it all
If youre worried that it's all gonna go to your hips
Roll it round your rosy lips
If youre worried that it's all gonna go to your thighs
Close your eyes for a big surprise....

And Mary's Surgeon
Called me certain
Brand new flavour
I can savour
Such pity for the part

Mary's running away where we can't find her
Far away from smells that would remind her
Her hometown has burned down

But you will look
Staring at your face reflected in the fetid water
What shadows will it cast today
Familiar smells of fresh decay
You wish that you could flush yourself away

Complicitly leave your mark

And Mary's surgeon
Called me urging
Lord God, save us
It's contagious
It's contagious
It's contagious


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    General Commentthis song is about a anorexic and her problem leads to her death after it gettin so bad she is admitted into medical care

    i think she is dying in this song,theres an eary tone to this song,alightly ghostly

    "Mary's surgeon
    Called me urgent
    Get down to ward
    And take...my god!
    Who would date me in the dark
    And for this labor
    I was savoured
    Tender and braindead
    It went to my head "


    But you will look
    Staring at your face reflected in the fetid water
    What shadows will it cast today
    Familiar smells of fresh decay
    You wish that you could flush yourself away
    Complicitly leave your mark

    more refferences to self abuse and death



    the anorexics thought while in her death bed

    Mary's running away where we can't find her [in other words shes not running anywhere shes dying]

    Far away from smells that would remind her
    Her hometown has burned down

    It's contagious [ i know some people who have been anorexic and iv nearly become that myself it iss contagious]

    Lord God, save us [because shes dying]

    im sorry if that answer is all over the place but you get the just


    does anyone know what Brand new flavour
    I can savour andBut you will look
    Staring at your face reflected in the fetid water
    What shadows will it cast today means in this song thanks
    bb1233on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentstupid contentious technicality, but i'm feeling a more bulimic vibe here, "Staring at your face reflected in the fetid water " being the toilet after you've just purged it.
    errky39on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA very powerful song about a girl struggling with bulimia. The feeling of horror and disgust with oneself is so aptly expressed in the lyrics that I can't help but think that Mary experienced something even more gruesome --- say, her hometown was torched because it was the subject of a germ warfare test (If you read into the story of Manchukuo, you'd see what I was getting at)

    And some double entendres --- "brand new flavour, I can savour" could be "brand new flavour, I can't save her."
    sheela_lon October 02, 2010   Link

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