[Chorus 1]
Try to make some changes really on the line
Given your religion, never ever time
All the jokers laughing, queens upon the floor
Mothers understand it, baby needs some more

Head held up to ransom, by a quick hand and a gun
Just your education, hard to understand
Will the teenage legend make a mark on you
Make a big time status, with a pen we'll stab it through

[Chorus 2]
Mother Mary could you ever really feel the same
And would you try to understand a wild colonial boy

[Chorus 1]

[Chorus 2]

[Chorus 1]


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Mother Mary Lyrics as written by Phil Mogg Michael Schenker

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    this song rocks so hard. the version on Strangers could make even the dead rise and rip a wicked air guitar solo. but i have absolutely no idea what it means. i thought it was some kind of statement on religion. a lot of UFO's lyrics really escape me.

    nittanylion0on December 21, 2006   Link
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    its not about religion itself, i think this song is about standing firm with your beliefs in general.

    some people might laugh at what you believe in (like freedom or somethin.... doesnt have to be religious) and all the jokers (people with different views) laugh at you.

    mothers have had experience so they are firm in their beliefs, but babies are young and impressionable so they can be brought up to believe anything.

    at least thats what i get out of it....

    Ethos27on May 19, 2008   Link
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    i think it's AGAINST religion, it's about a very devoted believer who gets in a dangerous situation and starts questioning the things he believes.

    Feliciano2040on April 08, 2009   Link
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    This song is about standing for what you believe in..UFO kicks serious ass!!

    LBjimon March 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    Completely agree with you man!!

    LBjimon March 07, 2011   Link
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    always loved this track, but honestly did not know all the lyrics for many years. looked them up recently, because I was just a bit curious. the meaning did not jump off the page at me, so I wanted to see what was out there on the subject. have not found much, not that there is any deep hidden meaning to begin with. one of my favorite bands of all-time though - assuming MS is in the mix.

    hemiflexon August 05, 2012   Link
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    Hey gang, first of all, I don't think it's 'would you try to understand a wild colonial boy' it's, 'Would you try to understand why I've cloned your boy', talking about bringing Jesus back...we'd have to ask Phil Mogg for sure....later.

    bill102064on April 16, 2016   Link
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    Phil is imagination and genius at it's finest complimented with the awesome naturally smooth pleasant melt your face volume on ten guitar Lick's only scheinkers creativity has and together with the Way thunderous heavy base combined with solid beat still chizeld out of Granite in my metal brain. & Blessed melodic keys and rythu ms forever Amen

    reedsdeedson August 04, 2020   Link
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    The line about a "wild colonial boy" is worth a search on the internet. Hopefully you'll find a references to a person or a group of outlaws. There's also a song that's moved from being about an Irish highwayman type to an Aussie bushranger. I think Mogg is using this as a metaphor for the hedonist 'ganglife' of a rockband on tour. Why Mother Mary? The Catholic Irishman beyond redemption or the debauched rock star similarly beyond saving? Anyone who's read Pete Way's book will see the connection there.

    MeenoMoeon March 30, 2021   Link
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    Definitely! Saying that to everyone by the way. I would like to add one thing though. In addition to standing by his beliefs, it sounds like he's also asking this: since we're always trying to understand religion, how about religion tries to understand me?

    Spooky_Toothon April 08, 2024   Link

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