"Mary Jane Holland" as written by Hugo Pierre Leclercq and Stefani Germanotta....
Lady of the ‘dam
Won’t be a slave to the blonde
Or the culture of the popular
She won’t, she won't
Sing at you I'll
Fly under radar tonight
Make deals with every devil in sight
I will, I will

'Cause I love, love, 'cause I love, love
You better than, you better than
My darkest sin
Russian hookers, and cheap gin

I think that I could be fine
If I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight
I think we'd have a good time
If you'd meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight

Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)
Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)

I don't like to boast
But our truffles are the most
Mad-magical in Amsterdam (she won't, she won't)
So if you have fear, Apollo sit on my lyre, and
Play hIm like a piano man (I will, I will)

'Cause I love, love, 'cause I love, love
You better than, you better than
My darkest sin
Russian hookers, and cheap gin

I think that I could be fine
If I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight
I think we'd have a good time
If you'd meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight

Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)
Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)

I know that mom and dad think I'm a mess
But it's alright, because
I am rich as piss
When I ignite
And put you in my mouth
The grass heats up my insides and my brunette starts to sprout
Introducing, ladies and gentleman, Mary Jane Holland

I think that I could be fine
If I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight
I think we'd have a good time
If you'd meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight

Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)
Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)

Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)
Mary, Jane, Holland (whoh-who)


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"Mary Jane Holland" as written by Hugo Leclercq Stefani Germanotta

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  • +4
    My InterpretationOkay, so the bulk meaning of this song is obvious, but it's interesting to me how the verses are sort of off topic and more in line with the message of the album. "Won’t be a slave to the blonde
    Or the culture of the popular"
    To me is her telling of breaking away from straight-up pop in this album and putting an artistic expression into her work. And then near the end, when she acknowledges (as I believe she has before) that her parents think she's a little out of control (she comes from a wealthy Catholic upbringing after all), but she doesn't care because she's famous and successful.
    The grass heats up my insides and my brunette starts to sprout."
    I see this as her maybe saying that when she smokes marijuana, she becomes more down to earth and less "blonde" and stage-appeal.

    I know I didn't cover the whole song, but these are just a few thoughts.
    Tye207on November 15, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFrom my understanding Mary Jane means weed, and what I'm getting from the lyrics (I know that I could be fine if I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight). Gaga is saying she will be ok during the positive & negative experiences of fame as long as she can get high or hold onto her vice. The lyrics that read I don't like to boast but their truffles are the most mad magical in Amsterdam she won't she won't. (magic mushrooms) meaning she won't use anything other than weed to unlock the portals of her creative mind. The lyrics (so if you have a fear Apollo sit on my lyre & play him like a piano man). I think she is singing to keep chasing & loving your creative influences or artistic visions in the name of show business (which she believes in) & in this case (Billy Joel Piano Man or 1980s rock & roll influence) even if some parts of the fame audience don't wish to receive it, similar to the way Apollo chased Daphne the nymph even though (Daphne didn't love him back). Gaga is such an awesome songwriter I love the ARTPOP album. I feel happy & joyous when I listen to it especially after the heaviness of the Born This Way era.
    coco106518on May 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay so I really love this song, especially the beat which is what I crave for in songs is a good beat, and it's produced by one of my favorite producers in the Electronic Dance Music scene.

    The song itself, as I see it, could possibly be about drugs (or weed in this case) taking over pop culture and media and all of that. The title "Mary Jane Holland" speaks for itself in a way. "Mary Jane" is a common name use for marijuana. As for "Holland" I'm not sure, it could be some sort of metaphor, and I think it's because they legalized marijuana there, but again I'm not for sure.

    I can break down some of the lyrics as much as I can.

    "I think that I could be fine
    If I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight
    I think we'd have a good time
    If you'd meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight"

    I think this means that, since Mary Jane as I said was just fancy slang for Marijuana, when she says "O think we'd have a good time If you'd meet me and Mary Jane in Holland tonight" that line is basically saying "Lets go to my place and do weed and have a blast"

    "I don't like to boast
    But our truffles are the most
    Mad-magical in Amsterdam (She won't, she won't)"

    In Amsterdam I know for sure they have weed there all over the place and they're known for it. The truffles could either be filled with weed or when you're high you're probably thinking that it's the most delicious food in the world (I've never done drugs before I'm just creating my own theory here).

    As Tye207 said, she does come from a wealthy catholic family, so when she says "I know that Mom and Dad think I'm a mess but it's alright, because I am rich as piss" it's just as obvious as that.

    Those are just as much as I can break down but again this is just from opinion and theory so I'm not sure the whole truth of the song but I feel as if the title really explains itself a lot more than the lyrics.
    crystal124on April 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, this is borderline inappropriate. IV
    Johann4uon August 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn total Mary Jane Holland is lady gaga's alter ego and she was born in Amsterdam when Gaga dyed her hair brown also Mary Jane is a fancy slang therm for marijuana!

    Some of you may know gaga is a heavy stoner wile she was in BTWball tour and that's why song title is "Mary Jane Holland"

    I think in "won't be a slave to the blond or culture of the popular" she means she bored from famous life and popular culture and she wants to be more down on earth

    "Fly under radar tonight" I think she need a scape from media and wanna be free!

    Also in "I think that I could be fine if I could be Mary Jane Holland tonight" I think she believes weed is the only way for the scape and she just wanna have some fun and happy when she is Mary Jane Holland or simply stoned!

    "I know that mom and dad think that I'm a mess..." Is the best part of the song and the melody is very magical and I think it disguises her parents thinks that she is a bad kid but she don't gives a fuck cuz now she is a singer and rich as fuck!

    Yeah it's one of my fav song by Lady Gaga, and one of the best songs in ARTPOP and most anti-pop song too!
    NightFieraon March 19, 2015   Link

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