"Suddenly Mary" as written by Jonathan Paul Auer and Ken Stringfellow....
Suddenly Mary fell in the water
Were not I weary I would have caught her
I watched for a moment and scrambled in
Words of disownment were drowned out with

I awoke from a peaceful sleep and found
my clothes under the table
Aesop used to make me weep but now I'm
part of Mary's fable

Suddenly Mary fell in the water
I found myself married to somebody's
"Loving," she told me
"Is a question of bravery"
But when she started to hold me
It was closer to slavery
I got up for a bite to eat and found my
clothes inside the icebox
I used to stand on my own two feet but
now I sit when my new wife talks

Suddenly Mary fell in the water
She floated away with the ring that I
bought her
She had convinced me that I was a failure
I burned all my clothing and found a new
Suddenly Mary (repeat)
Suddenly Mary's fine (repeat)

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"Suddenly Mary" as written by Ken Stringfellow Jonathan Paul Auer

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    General CommentLike several other songs on "Dear 23," "Suddenly Mary" is about getting married too young and the pain that occurs when you realize your mistake.
    Michialon September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder what experience the "found my clothes inside the icebox" line came from.
    Bluewaveson November 18, 2010   Link

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