"Riding with Mary" as written by and John Doe Exene Cervenka....
They can't go to sleep at four the car is parked outside the door scars of a knife on his arm her husband knows they're together riding with mary protection to pass riding with mary protecting immaculate love rows of numbered doors behind the car warms up, the street is clear and empty and green with lights they talk and never stop moving he's sounding her name in his head she's falling asleep next to his face her sister's getting married today and the saints of easter smile on the dashboard rides a figurine a powerless sweet forgotten thing so the next time you see a statue of mary remember my sister was in a car

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"Riding With Mary" as written by John Doe Exene Cervenka


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    General CommentThis song, along with several others (Come Back to Me and the title track) on the Under the Big Black Sun album, is about Exene Cervenka's sister's death in a car crash in 1980, and Exene's grief and attempts to deal with the loss. I think this song's specifically about the inadequacy of religion in comforting her ("a powerless sweet forgotten thing").
    playadel2001on February 20, 2009   Link

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