"mary jane" as written by John Madara, David White and Raymond Gilmore....
mary jane got married at 17.
he was the loveliest man she'd ever seen,
till the day six months after the baby came
and then he became a man who inflicts pain.

mary jane forgot her past and changed her name.
she learned to sing the blues,
sewed on sequins, and high-heeled shoes.

she took off her glasses and took the stage.
the audience vanished in the haze.
she bowed and blew a kiss.

mary jane was little abner's daisy mae.
a sweet marlene,
a geisha girl and salome.
a cowgirl too,
she spun her pistols to the roof.

a poor man's marilyn monroe,
he never came to sit in the front row.
he never heard her sing.

they live today
in a quiet suburb of tampa bay.
he drives to the bank,
takes her out to eat at burger king.
she walks the dog,
keeps the radio on in every room.

a silver wedding anniversary,
the children pray he'll be the first to leave.
she gave her life to her man who wanted just a wife.

mary jane was little abner's daisy mae.
a sweet marlene,
a geisha girl and salome.
a cowgirl too,
she spun her pistols to the roof.


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