She's skilled at the art of deception and she knows it
She's got dirty money that she plays with all the time
Yeah, she waters the garden and maybe she just likes the hoses
She puts herself just a notch above human kind

Ah, Mary
She'll bake you cookies then she'll burn your town
Ah, Mary
Ashes, ashes but she won't fall down

She's the beat of my heart
She's the shot of a gun
She'll be the end of me
And maybe everyone

Yeah, she's the beat of my heart
She's the shot of a gun
She'll be the end of me
And maybe everyone

Call her a bully, she'll blow up your whole damn playground
Pour her a drink and watch it go straight to her head
She'll take you so high up and cover her eyes as you fall down
Then in the morning, don't be surprised if you're dead

Ah, Mary
She'll bake you cookies then she'll burn your town
Ah, Mary
Ashes, ashes but she won't fall down

She's the beat of my heart
She's the shot of a gun
She'll be the end of me
And maybe everyone

She's the beat of my heart
She's the shot of a gun
She'll be the end of me
And maybe everyone, oh, Mary

Yeah, she's the beat of my heart
She's the shot of a gun
She'll be the end of me
And maybe everyone

Ah, Mary, Mary, Mary, America
Ah, Mary, Mary, Mary, America
Oh, America


Lyrics submitted by luisazavich

"Ah Mary" as written by Grace Potter

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentThis song is clever and political; somewhere GP claims to have never ventured before in song. My favorite part of the song is when she sings, ever so coolly, “Ah, Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town.” Before I looked up the lyrics, I thought she sang “tongue” instead of “town”. Either way, she gets her point across. Another bit that gives her stance away is at the end when she sings, “Ah, Mary, Mary, Mary, America.” I love how the words connect. Ah-Mary, America. It is the simple profoundness only a classic rocker can achieve.
    luisazavichon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentclearly this song is about the apparent friendly status out put by the U.S but ... she'll burn your town, ... a very good polictical song i think
    mcisaac89on February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOK now I get it - thought the song was about a girl who seems friendly and harmless on the outside but is really deceptive and power-hungry on the inside. But the whole thing is really a metaphor for American politics = Ah Mary - America = clever. Meaning aside, this song rocks and needs more attention. She reminds me a little of Sheryl Crow but a little edgier, at least in the song.
    markmiester01on January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand why my post was done as a reply to someone else's?

    I didn't mean for that to happen, I just don't understand how this site works.

    Whatever.
    Kitty Luxeon March 25, 2009   Link

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