Oh Mary of Silence,
You pick my heart with a smile
Oh sweet Mary,
Come inside for a while
Help me get a hold on you,
Or I look in the night
I thought of myself beside you
Take me into your skin

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

We have a steady confusion,
You're looking at fear
It doesn't seem like the first time,
You walked out in a hurry

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

I look in , In your window,
To check my head in your pane
My last thoughts , they come to me,
I can't take the pain

Oh, Sweet Mary of Silence
Oh, Sleeping Mary of Silence

Help me walk with you, To the sky that we see
Shuddering in myself, in-my-self
Oh where
Oh when
Oh well
Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence
Sweet Mary of Silence



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Mary of Silence Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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    General CommentI thought it referred to the Virgin Mary. Most of the statues within Catholic Churches show Virgin Mary with a hint of a smile "Oh Mary of Silence / You pick my heart with a smile."

    "Oh sweet Mary / Come inside for a while / Help me get a hold on you / Or I look in the night /
    I thought of myself beside you / Take me into your skin" This portion of the song sounds like a plea from a troubled soul. Some pray to Jesus to help them through the tough times, but Catholics sometimes pray to Virgin Mary (and that woman is always silent, no?)

    "We have a steady confusion / You're looking at fear" This passage reads like an accusation. You are not there when I most need you; perhaps our wordly problems scare you as they have in the past "It doesn't seem like the first time / You walked out in a hurry" In other words, she abandons us.

    "Help me walk with you / To the sky that we see / Shuddering in myself, in-my-self" reads to me as follows: Help me feel what it is like in heaven or more dramatically: I can't take it anymore! Get me off this Earth! It's cold down here!

    "Oh where" - Where are you?
    "Oh when" - When will you arrive?
    "Oh well" - Resignation.

    40zebrason December 12, 2008   Link

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