"Oh Maria" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
You could never compromise
I could never satisfy you at all
Always thought you had gentle eyes
Then you've had me institutionalized
(Twice before)

Before I was a young man
Now look at me, I'm just younger than old
The years don't seem to touch you
It makes me wonder what you sold

Oh, my Maria
I'll never change you, I know, I know
I need to see you
That never changes, oh no

You lived on the 7th floor
It was far from heaven but it meant more
You said things that were hard to ignore
My conversation makes you bored

You always hated wedding bells
You'd go out riding with the Hell's and say
Life is for the taking
Life is for the taking

Oh, my Maria
I'll never change you, I know, I know
I need to see you
That never changes, oh no

So how's it gonna be, Maria?
Will it be you and me?
Or will it be
Five more years of counting my tears
Five more years of living in fear

I beg for my supper at night
If this is love then it don't feel right
And my heart's burning out of control
They gave her five but she's out on parole

Hey, hey, hey
This girl is leading me astray

Saw a photograph of you today
Your eyes look tired but you haven't aged
And now I see that you made the front page
Married for the money and you blew him away

Oh Maria, when you were doing time
You only had five words on your mind
Life is for the taking
Life is for the taking

Oh, my Maria
I'll never change you, I know, I know
I need to see you
That never changes, oh no

Oh, my Maria
I'll never change you, I know, I know
I need to see you
That never changes, oh no

I beg for my supper at night
If this is love then it don't feel right
And my heart's burning out of control
They gave her five but she's out on parole

Hey, hey, hey
This girl is leading me astray
Listen, what I say
This girl is leading me astray



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"Oh Maria" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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    General CommentAmazing song off of the new album. Would imagine it's about a girl he's been crazy about for some time?. . . knows he'll never be able to change her (from whatever it is that has become a problem at some point), but still can't stand to be without her. . . that's what i'm thinkin. .
    asdfaon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe woman in this song (Maria) is a Hell's Angel (You'd go out riding with the Hell's), she's a former drug dealer (It makes me wonder what you sold), and she's tough. The guy tries to change her ways because she's mean to him (I beg for my supper at night), but he loves her. But then she's sent to prison, probably for the drug dealing, and the guy misses her. When she gets out on parole, she marries another guy and murders him for his money (Married for the money and you blew him away), according to her mantra (Life is for the taking). The guy sees her photograph on the front page of the newspaper and knows they won't be together, 'cause she'll be spending life in prison.
    macchimoon January 25, 2009   Link

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