"Mary" as written by and Bradley James Nowell....
Maybe one breath away
I'll find the words to say
I'll sit and light the bong
I'll hold my hit in real long

I don't know if I can go up inside of you tonite
Oh Mary baby, please don't fuss and fight

You've heard the line before
Mary, baby, please don't think I'm a whore
If you come home with me
Turn off the lights lock up the door and start gettin' busy

I don't know if I can go so far up inside you tonite
Mary, baby, I could do it right

When we got to her pad
Mary, baby, started callin' me her dad
As she gave me head
We could not find the damn bed

Fifteen years old plus one
Hotter than a microwave oven

Mary, baby, daddy is comin' home


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"Mary" as written by Bradley James Nowell

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    General CommentI saw this more as two 16 year olds who wanted to get some and the guy was all nervous, and ended up with nothing but a blow job...coz the chick's dad came home before they could find the bed.
    GrinningMartyron September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDamn, this song is hard to interpret, everybody's theories all have certain points that would deem them valid, but you gotta take a look at the theories whom can apply to more of the song, cause all lines have to mean something, there not just put there for no reason, i mean they may be filler, but all the lines even filler ones were written to the same point, so lets take a look at this;

    Baby one breath away
    I'll find the words to say
    I'll sit and light the bong
    I'll hold my hit in real long

    Baby one breath away, could mean that his baby is one breath away thus further relating to our beloved marijuanna, or does he mean, his baby is one breath away breath as in words? Ah, hell find the words to say, so maybe he is talking about speaking? Then he goes into talking about pot. The way he mentions pot in this first four lines sounds like hes so sad about it, not just the way the actual song sounds but the way he words it; as in yeah you know im going to sit and light the bong, and of course inevitably the hit will be held in real long. But fuck, what do i know?

    I don't know if I can
    Go up inside of you tonight
    Oh Mary baby please don't fuss and fight

    Obviously, this looks like its talking about sex. But it kinda looks like Mary's being asked with sympathjy please not to fuss and fight with him about his mentioned inability to "go up inside" of her.

    You've heard the line before
    Mary baby please don't think that I'm a whore
    If you come home to me turn off the lights and lock up the doors, and start getting busy

    What line has she heard before? Apparently one that he feels the need to try to clear up his non-whoreness about. But while asking not to think hes a whore, he then asks her when she gets home to setttle the house down and then to come in and laid him.

    I don't know if I can
    Go so far up inside you tonight
    Oh Mary baby I could do it right

    But its confusing as FUCK! cause after asking to get busy hes saying that he doesnt know if he can, which makes it appear as if the inability isn't some kind of moral choice inabuility, but as in an actual inability, but once concluding that he then says how he could do it right, which starts the same track of mind all over again

    When we got to the pad
    Mary baby started calling me her dad
    Yes, she gave me head
    We could not find a damn bed
    Fifteen years old plus one
    Hotter than a microwave oven
    Oh Mary baby, your daddy is coming home

    Now, back to the home thing, which when previously mentioned included her "getting busy" as in fucking him
    but now instead of saying that hes saying she started calling him her dad, which i have heard some people do, some couples have the female refering to the male as some kind of dominant thing as in "dad", its not neccessarily an incest thing
    and then she started calling him dad seems like a way of saying she started sexually, either she got all turned on and shit, or she was asking him for sex, or soemthing as in her trying to instigate sexuality between the two, it further goes on to say the both could not find a bed, so they were both doing something in need of a bed...sex,
    he never says who the age is referring too
    but he also never says what he is calling hot, im sure he could be refering to himself with the age, but it seems teh age and hot reference are at the same person since they are both simultaneous and not aimed at anyone, i am sure he wouldnt call himself hot, so the age and hotness must belong to the girl

    and he ends with daddys coming home
    so i suppose after the girl tried instigating sex with calling bradley her dad, he eventuially went with it


    this is very rambly, and innacurate, and i just went through everything and tried to explain it how i interpretted it at the moment, who knows
    ill probably delete this after realizing how stupid it is
    taytayismon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so great! I love it so much! I wanna be Mary!
    Queen oftheThingon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou want to be Mary? This song is about a guy who met a girl, recieved a blowjob from her, then found out she's only 16.
    computerdork8on June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. At first i just downloaded it because my name is mary and i wanted to see what this song was about, but i ended up really liking it. Even though it seems like its just about smoking weed and having sex, i think it is a really sweet song. I think that he feels guilty about kind of using a girl because he really does like her, like when he says,"I don't know if i can go so far up inside of you tonight Oh Mary baby i could do it right." He wants to have a good relationship and "do it right" because he really cares about her.
    marymacon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"do it right" means he's gonna bone her right. nothing to do with having a good relationship homie. this song is just about him getting head from a 16 yr old... brad's a crazy ass fool man, what can i say.
    sweetvandalon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe he wanted to do her right, in both ways...and she could have an odd family fetish, who says brad was a pedaphile?
    kenickyon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with GrinningMartyr. I think it's about two teenage kids kind of nervous about sex and stuff. Really sweet song, but the best band ever.
    DubC4Lifeon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you listen really really closely at the very end, it sounds to me like Brad starts crying. Has anyone else noticed this?
    CrazyFoolon October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah, go brad.
    ReturnOfMercuryon December 01, 2004   Link

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