"Mary-Lou" as written by and Toni Kristian/kakko Kakko....
Mamas put your babies to sleep, story too cruelsome for them this is.
In Junior high she said goodbye to her parents and ran away with a boy.
She left her family warm and kind, all of her friends said
"you´re out of your mind".
Life of her own she would find, it´s Monday and she´s gotta grind.

A Job as a waitress she sure was to find, beautiful face, mind of a child.
Boy got her pregnant, Mary-Lou cried,"
For this I am too young
Oh why did you lie" You said "it´s okay if we do it today",
I was so scared that you would go away.
"Despite all the papers been signed,
Mama take me back be so kind".

Only a child, reckless and wild, needs to come home again.
He promised the moon but won´t marry you.
Nothing to do, eating for two, he´s goin´ out with someone new.
Sunshine or rain, it´s all the same, life isn´t gray
Oh Mary-Lou.

Mamas do your children still sleep,
In the safe of their cradles so sweet.
Story I told you I have forseen,
Your little angel ain´t always so clean.
Days to come aren´t easy to see,
You can change ´em but it isn´t free.
I see that you don´t believe, ooo-oo, but you will see.


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Mary-Lou" as written by Marko Juhani Paasikoski Jani Allan Liimatainen

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentSince Tony Kakko said in an interview that it's just a teenage romance song, I'm pretty sure that 'In junior high she said goodbye' is very correct.
    Viljanenon July 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentappears on wht?? n wht???


    obviously, song about a girl running away with her "love of her life" but he betrays her, all he did was get sex, get her pregnant n get another girl...

    Mary-Lou... marry you...
    he won't marry you, says the song...
    like in "Shamandalie" Sham and a lie...

    "life isnt gray"? i dont get that...

    also he says that she wants to go to her parents again
    "Need to come home again"
    "Despite all the papers been signed
    mama take me back be so kind"

    altho maybe he did marry her, "all the papers been signed" as in the marriage.... n since she's married, she's not supposed to go home...
    rebelj1on February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just love this song! It was the first Sonata Arctica song I have listened to and thanks to it, I got all of their albums, this band is just great. I just love the sound of the music that these guys produce...
    Idanon March 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, when he says "life isn't gray", I think he means that there is joy in life. Though she was knocked up, betrayed, and dumped, it's still not too late for her to get her life together and make it happy.
    The Lost Heroon October 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my ECLIPTICA CD This song appears in n°2 xD where My land should appear xD i never knew it till now xD
    KRiPPeRon April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat the first song i've listened of sonata.This song and I Want Out and since this time i listen to this band all the time they really rocks
    rigoloooon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with rebelj1's post.

    Also, when it says, "Sunshine or rain, it's all the same, life isn't gray"... I believe this means the person in the song wants Mary Lou to see things as black or white, with no grey area inbetween. She has to let go of the guy who betrayed her in her life and move on.
    confinedinsanityon October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think when it says "all the papers been signed" it means that she was emancipated.
    Floating_Candleson January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I think it's pretty obvuious what the song is about. It's about this girl 'Mary'Lou' who leaves her family behind to go out with this boy she met in Junior High. He got her pregnant and then he leaves her. He told her he'd give her everything but when he found out she's having his baby, he dumps her.

    Then she's eating for two (Her and her baby) and she wants to go home to her family.

    Just what I think it means.
    langeslayer3887on December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm like YsteJam for this song... Except I'm missing two albums =P
    headbang666on January 17, 2007   Link

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