"Mariella" as written by and Kate Marie Nash....
I'm heavy handed
To say the least
My mother thinks
I'll be an awful clutcher
'Cause I spill things from stirring 'em too quickly
I'm far too loud
It's like, as soon as I've got an opinion
It just has to come out
I laugh at stupid things
Just 'cause they tickle me

And, sometimes I wish
Sometimes I wish I was like Mariella
She got some prittstick
And she glued her lips together
So she never had to speak
Never had to speak
Never had to speak
People used to say she's as quiet as a mouse
She just doesn't make a peep

She marched to her wardrobe
And threw away the colour
Because wearing black looks mysterious
But it didn't impress her mother
She wanted to dress her baby
In patterns and flowers
But Mariella just crossed her arms
And so she cried for hours

Mariella, Mariella
My pretty baby girl
Unglue your lips from being together and
And wear some pink and pearls
You can have your friends 'round
And they can stay for tea
Won't you just try to fit in please
Do this for me

But Mariella just crossed her arms
As she walked up the stairs
And she went into her bedroom
And she sat on her bed
And she looked in the mirror
And she thought to herself
"If I wanna play, I can play with me
If I wanna think, I'll think in my head"

At school, Mariella didn't have many friends
Yeah the girls they all looked at her
And they thought she was quite strange
And the boys they're not really into girls at that age
And the teachers, they thought Mariella was just going through a phase.
But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road
Because she knew all the secrets in her world
Yes, she always got the crossword puzzle right everyday
And she could do the alphabet backwards
Without making any mistakes

Mariella, Mariella
Pretty, pretty girl
Mariella, Mariella
Happy in her own little world
Happy in her own little world

And she said
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together
She said I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together


Lyrics submitted by brenz1989

"Mariella" as written by Kate Marie Nash

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI don't get why no one's mentioned this.
    Mariella's simply an introvert!

    She's content in being alone.
    "If I wanna play, I can play with me, If I wanna think, I'll think in my head."

    Because she's so quiet, she's observant and smarter than the others.
    "But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road because she knew all the secrets in her world.
    yeah, she always got the crossword puzzle right every day and she could do the alphabet backwards, without making any mistakes."

    Mariella is just an introverted girl, content in being different and alone. Not antisocial. And I don't think this song portrays her in a negative way either ("And sometimes, sometimes, I wish I was like Mariella").

    People seem to think that people who enjoy solitude are antisocial or autistic. :/

    I'm an introvert- so, I know what it's like to WANT to be alone rather often and struggling with this in a primarily extroverted world.
    tadobsessedon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentam i the only one that thinks kate nash & lily allen sound a lot alike?
    annieannon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about a girl (Mariella) who glues her lips together. I think she's the youngest in her class, maybe she has skipped a class or to, 'cause she too good for her own class-step.. she's wearing black clothes, 'cause it looks mysterius, but her mother want her to wearing pink and pearls. Mariella is don't care with it.
    I think it's intentional that she behaves in that way, 'cause she want to be a little different compared to other.. She want to stand out, if you understand ;D
    Mariellaaon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere did you find this song?
    it's not on her myspace and i can't find it on any downloading programmme.
    im_the_new_canceron April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was on a fan myspace for awhile, but its been deleted now :( really good song too.
    brenz1989on April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've found a live clip of it. Shame about the the quality
    youtube.com/…
    brenz1989on May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song.
    i found it true a forum and i just like it!
    LDN*on May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey does anyone know where i can download this song from...cant seem to find it anywhere! grrrrr anyhu great song...only heard it live...sensational!
    mrs_dilkingtonon June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loveee this song
    had no problem downloading it either :/
    Kate Nash is amazing.
    Ketchupsexon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the album version :)
    and at the end with the keyboard.
    or piano, whatever.
    its so random
    AHH CUTE!
    emma_706on August 10, 2007   Link

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