No virgin me
For I have sinned
I sold my soul
For sex and gin

Go call a priest
All meek and mild
And tell him "Mary
Is no more a child."

It's raining stones
It's raining bile
From the luxury
Of your denial

So I don't deny
I don't make do
I'll press alarms
Place bets on truth

I'm so up and down
And I love what's not allowed
I was lost now I see:
And now I'm growing old

Whatever happened to Mary?
I'll spit on floors
And do more drugs

Burn every bill
Get drunk on love
Wear next to nothing
In the pouring rain

Be a bad example
And do it all again
I'll be uncareful
I'll cause such scenes

And I'll never talk
Of used-to-be's
Tattoo my face
I won't go grey

Be a dancing queen
I'm growing old disgracefully
I'm so up and down
And I love what's not allowed

I was lost, now I see:
And now I'm growing old
Whatever happened to Mary?

Mary, Mary
Quite contrary

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Mary Mary Lyrics as written by Allen Whalley Alice Nutter

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    General CommentAmen
    Ailearaon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat fucking song..
    emotional suicideon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the text for this song that was ommitted from the North American version of the "Tubthumper" CD:

    Feminism doesn't mean being anti-sex with a sense of humour by-pass; some of us are demanding the right to be sexual and safe. Saintly womanhood leaves a lot to be desired. It can be boring and lonely on a pedestal. And growing old doesn't mean growing more conventional - women of every age want a revolution they can dance to.

    "Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made."
    --Oscar Wilde, from 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism'

    "Women have to go through such a tremendous struggle before they are free in their own minds that freedom is more precious to them than men."
    --Angelica Balabanov

    "While men tend to gain social prestige as they age, the opposite is true for women who are given little real power at any age, and are frequently viewed as one dimensional sexual objects - thus losing our usefulness as we age."
    --Manifesto of Riot Girl (Taken from Zines)

    "My anger knows no bounds; my anger is unlimited. I'm a big lady, I can stand up in front of almost any man and cuss him out and have no fear - you know what I'm sayin'? Because I will go to blows. But when I get older I'm not going to be able to do that, and with my temper - I'm going to have to start carrying a gun! And if I carry one, somebody's ass is going to be shot! Because at the rate things are going... I won't tolerate this bullshit (contrary to some of my colleagues who have mellowed with age). I'm not among them - yet. Maybe I have to go through some kind of biochemical change or menopause - I do not know! I'm trying to come to terms with this, because I'm tired of dealing with racial incidents on a daily basis. Why can't I just leave my house, go shopping, do my thing and come home? Why do I always have to deal with some bullshit?"
    --Wanda Coleman, taken from Angry Women, Re Search

    "Don't Liberate me - I'll Do It Myself"
    --Graffiti, Paris May 1968

    "Learning to speak is like learning to shoot"
    --Avita Ronnel, from Angry Women, Re Search

    "Some women I talk to are so frightened of growing old. I sense their desperation. They say things like, 'I'm not going to live to be old, I'm not going to live to be dependent.' The message young women get from youth culture is that it's wonderful to be young and terrible to grow old. If you think about it, it's an impossible dilemma - how can you make a good start in life if you are being told at the same time how terrible the finish is? Because of ageism, many women don't fully commit themselves to living life until they can no longer pass as young. They live their lives with one foot in life and one foot outside it. With age you resolve that. I know the value of each day and I'm living with both feet in life. I'm living much more fully... The power of the old woman is that because she's outside the system she can attack. And I am determined to attack it. One of the ways in which I am particularly conscious of this stance is when I go down the street. People expect me to move over, which means to step on the grass or off the curb. I just woke up one day to the fact that I was moving over. I have no idea how many years I've been doing that. Now I never move over. I simply keep walking. And we hit full force, because the other person is so sure that I am going to move over that he isn't even paying any attention and we simply ram each other. If it's a man with a woman he shows embarrassment, because he's just knocked down a five foot seventy-year-old woman and so he quickly apologises. But he's startled, he doesn't understand why I didn't move over, he doesn't even know how I got there, where I came from. I am invisible to him, despite the fact that I am on my own side of the street, simply refusing to give him that space he assumes is his."
    --Barbara Macdonald, from 'Both Feet In Life', Out On The Other Side, Contemporary Lesbian Writing, 1988

    "It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible."
    --George W. Foote

    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
    --Mae West

    "The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation."
    --Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    "When I'm good, I'm very good but when I'm bad I'm better."
    --Mae West

    "It is much more a lack of fun which batters us than over-abundance and indulgence"
    --Raoul Vaneigem

    "Punctuality, regularity, discipline, industry, thoroughness, are a set of slave virtues."
    --G. D. H. Cole
    king nothing2on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentChumbawamba kinda said this with "Bad Dog" on Anarchy, but this song says it better and it rocks.
    ultramouseon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentstigmata was a sick movie, the song is sick.
    Silence101on August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree! Also thats where i first heard this song, from that movie.
    candy.cloudson December 01, 2007   Link

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