"Mer Girl" as written by and William Orbit . Madonna....
I ran from my house
That cannot contain me
From the man that I cannot keep
From my mother who haunts me
Even though she's gone
From my daughter that never sleeps
I ran from the noise and the silence
From the traffic on the streets

I ran to the treetops
I ran to the sky
Out to the lake
Into the rain
That matted my hair
And soaked my shoes and skin
Hid my tears, hid my fears

I ran to the forest
I ran to the trees
I ran and ran
I was looking for me
I ran past the churches
And the crooked old mailbox
Past the apple orchards
And the lady that never talks
Up into the hills
I ran to the cemetery
And held my breath
And thought about your death
I ran to the lake
Up into the hills
I ran and I ran
I'm looking there still
And I saw the crumbling tombstones
All the forgotten names
I tasted the rain
I tasted my tears
I cursed the angels
I tasted my fears
And the ground gave way beneath my feet
And the earth took me in her arms
Leaves covered my face
Ants marched across my back
The black sky opened up
Blinding me

I ran to the forest
I ran to the trees
I ran and I ran
I was looking for me
I ran to the lakes
And up to the hill
I ran and I ran
I'm looking there still
And I smelt her burning flesh
Her rotting bones
Her decay

I ran and I ran
I'm still running away


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"Mer Girl" as written by William Orbit . Madonna

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  • +2
    General Commentone of my favorite madonna songs. she's spilling everything out. she's letting you in. it's a very personal song. it's a very personal album actually.
    mynameischloeon April 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song sounds like it's about her mother dying. She's trying to stop thinking about her but in the end she can't help being consumed by her death.
    son_of_salmonon March 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful. It's about her dealing with stuff in her life, her mother's death, breaking up with lovers, the birth of her daugher.

    She seems so delicate and vunerable in this song...it's stunning.
    missmeon July 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely amazing song.
    alex_0203on January 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"it's a very personal song. it's a very personal album actually."

    My sentiments exactly.
    mcilrogaon February 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is about a woman who was very stressed out about things in her life, so she ran away, left her place and is now discovering life, different experiences, and learning about herself, FINDING herself. She says she was "looking for me". She found alot of different things and experienced alot, including that a part of her died. She had some meaningful and possibly religious experiences. She is still running, meaning she is still out there experiencing life, looking for herself, looking for peace... peace of mind, happiness, clarity, etc. She is still running away from her past. Beautiful song, one of my favorites of Madonna for sure.
    FoFion March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is about a woman who was very stressed out about things in her life, so she ran away, left her place and is now discovering life, different experiences, and learning about herself, FINDING herself. She says she was "looking for me". She found alot of different things and experienced alot, including that a part of her died. She had some meaningful and possibly religious experiences. She is still running, meaning she is still out there experiencing life, looking for herself, looking for peace... peace of mind, happiness, clarity, etc. She is still running away from her past. Beautiful song, one of my favorites of Madonna for sure.
    FoFion March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe perfect end to the perfection that is RAY OF LIGHT.

    This is Madonna's second (after PROMISE TO TRY) most powerful song.

    There is so much going on in this song lyrically that it's difficult to really pin down all of the emotions it captures and pulls out of me. It's that powerful.
    HellBlazerRaiseron August 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    MemoryYes-Mer Girl is a sad ballad about her mother's death-and all the other connections swirling around Madonna. Mer Girl is one of the best songs the lady has ever written and sung-even cried. Yes-Mer Girl is that good and that sad because in this song, Madonna is crying but I think that is what makes her brilliant! Her sadness and brilliance are absolute truth! Happy birthday Madonna!
    rabbitbunnyon August 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has said anything about this song. It's so beautiful and calming yet so alive. I love it.
    Teenagemiseryon June 15, 2003   Link

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