"Maria" as written by and Colin James / Hay....
Maria was born in the country
She loved her homeland
Maria was from a poor family
For their girl they had greater plans

Across the sea not yet twenty
Sailed our Maria, a man to see
Perhaps marry dreams our Maria
This was to be eventually for our Maria

Maria made plans for the future
Sh had sons to her man
Maria grew sad as the years passed
She did not understand
You must believe me
Though its not easy, trust in me
My life's been wasted
There's nothing sacred I can see
Though we're together
It seems we've never known the way
These lives we started
Now broken hearted everyday

Maria works in the factory
She makes shoes for the man
Maria lives for her family
Now she does what she can.

Hold on to me
Hold on to me Maria
For this was to be
A tragedy for our Maria

Oh Maria don't you cry
Oh Maria dry your eyes

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"Maria" as written by Colin James Hay

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    General CommentMen at Work are seriously underrated...they made a lot of good songs besides Down Under. This is classic MAW, great music, great lyrics, completely under the radar.
    Torlek42on August 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationMaria represents any normal person. She grows up with dreams of becoming better and rising up. She gets caught in the same trap as those before and remains poor. She regrets not having achieved her goals.

    Really great MaW song. It makes me really think every time I listen to it.
    MRosson December 10, 2011   Link

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