"Oh Marie" as written by Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott and Bill Bottrell....
Here she comes she's all dressed up in daisies
Half the time you'd swear that she is crazy
Flowered drinks and a low cut dress
That's the way I know her best

She says she's lonely how could she be?
Every night she's got company
Oh Marie
I sure hope you're happy

Oh Marie
What about me Marie

She likes the way she looks in her Camaro
She likes lingerie but he prefers the sombrero
She's so famous on the block
She stumbles home around four o'clock
She claims the guys are hard to please
She wears teen perfume behind her knees

Oh Marie,
I sure hope you're happy
Oh Marie,
What about me, Marie

All day long she fills me up with dogma
She's all magazines and benzedrine and vodka
There was one man she truly loved
He took everything but her bear-skin rug

And now and then it's clear to me
That need is love and love is need

Oh Marie,
I sure hope you're happy
Oh Marie,
What about me, Marie
Oh Marie,
What are you looking for
Oh Marie,
Always an open door
What are you looking for


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Oh Marie" as written by Bill Bottrell Sheryl Crow

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music

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    General CommentI love this song because it reminds me of my sister I wanted to be like her but it turns out shes not so great
    ilikegnomeson October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because it reminds me of my sister I wanted to be like her but it turns out shes not so great
    ilikegnomeson October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about herself. Marie is the person she wants to be; all dressed up, looking cute, always perfect, has lots of guys and friends, and is well-known. But even though she always has people around her, she is still so lonely and she doesn't understand why and she's asking herself questions. "She says she's lonely, how could she be? every night she's got company" So she's trying to live her life as this "Marie" her alter-ego but she's still unhappy "Oh Marie, I sure hope you're happy, oh Marie, what about me?"
    everyone thinks she has a great life and she tells herself she does too- but she's still lonely and isn't quite sure what she is looking for.
    orange_rainon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about trying to fill a void that can't be filled. She fools herself with daisies, flowered drinks benzedrine and vodka. Doesn't work... She tries with religion (dogma) and guys. Still doesn't work. Sometimes you can't fix what's broken no matter how hard you try to ignore the broken thing. Need is love and love is need. The pervious post from the FOOLS (sunmoonandstars and meursault) should be removed as they are ignorant and judgemental (probably holly roller friends of Bush).
    moeheadon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're both completely wrong - this song is about a slut. She whores herself around because she thinks doing so will fill a void, but it doesn't and she is still depressed. She lives a sad life.
    sunmoonandstarson January 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes, sunmoonandstars is right. this song is about a slut. but i still like it. alot.
    meursaulton October 28, 2006   Link

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