"Margery" as written by and Adam Duritz....
In the still water she lies down
Shaking through the press of sunlight
We rolled into Lexington
She shakes off the drop of daylight
Water beading up her chest
Bleeding down between her knees
Rivers in Kentucky flow
Between the bluegrass wavy seas
But oh, Margery
Twists the knife once more inside of me
Breathless with anticipation
Baited reelers set their hooks
Tuck their heads beneath the high grass
And lie and wait beside the brooks
We're infants pushing slowly through
Frustration leading back along
The alleys of a childhood
That will not release us willingly
But oh, Margery ..sticks the knife in while I couldn't see (strait into me baby)
Dust me off and shut me down
And dream of where I haven't been
Close the door inside my heart
Stuck in the south Atlantic wind
I have hollow eyes
Haunting only to myself
Even so, I can't stop calling
These great big hollows in myself
I took the train from California
To the far side of the continent
Woke up in Kentucky
Where a wedding was about to end
I looked up at Anna
She turned back to look at me
It's best to kill the ones that matter
Render blind the ones who see
But oh, Margery
Takes the blade and walks away from me
Oh, Margery
Love like blood is pouring out of me
Oh, Margery
My heart won't stop bleeding over me baby
Oh, I can't shut it in
It's got far too many doors to block the wind
Oh, I can't shut it in


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"Margery Dreams of Horses [1994/Live At Elysée Montmartre, Paris]" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz

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    General CommentMaybe this song has a connection with "Another horsedreamers dream" because he talks about a Margery. Oh well, I'm just guessing:-p
    Love, Tessa
    Flychick773on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnother horsedreamers blues* sorry about that
    Flychick773on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSong about letting a girl from your past go
    thenarratoron August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"she shakes off a drop of daylight"

    and this song wasn't good enough!!!

    CCs are the best. ever.
    phil_FFFon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the name of the song is Margery Dreams of Horses, this song is amazing
    Boomsyon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get this feeling that the song is about a childhood love... Margery.
    "The alleys of a childhood
    Will not release us willingly"

    He still has feelings for her. Or always has. And I think he takes the train back to Kentucky where she lives and finds her about to get married or engaged or something and it's like she's rammed a knife through his heart.

    Then I think the part about Anna is perhaps to do with a similar thing that happens with Anna. Though I think Anna was more about how she was cheating on her fiancé with him, so there was never much hope (my interpretation). I think he finds himself in love with these people and then, probably because he's always away on tour and such, they find somebody else who's more stable.

    I think this song is kinda... self pitying in a way. Like "Oh, I never get the girl... boo hoo". But I still like it all the same.
    DanSharkeyon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDespite popular belief, this song does not connect to "Another Horsedreamer's Blues" It is actually a sequel to "Anna Begins."
    Emgee3180on November 16, 2011   Link

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