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    MARY
    (Patty Griffin)

    Mary you're covered in roses
    You're covered in ashes
    You're covered in rain
    You're covered in babies
    You're covered in slashes
    You're covered in wilderness
    You're covered in stains
    You cast aside the sheet
    You cast aside the shroud
    Of another man
    Who served the world proud
    You greet another son
    You'll lose another one
    On some sunny day
    And always you'll stay Mary

    Jesus says mother I couldn't stay another day longer
    Flies right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
    While the angels are singing praises in a blaze of glory
    Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

    Mary she moves behind me
    She leaves her fingerprints everywhere
    Every time the snow drifts
    Every time the sand shifts
    Even when the night lifts
    She's always there

    Jesus says mother I couldn't stay another day longer
    Flies right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
    While the angels are singing praises in a blaze of glory
    Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

    Mary you're covered in roses
    You're covered in ruin
    You're covered in secrets
    You're covered in treetops
    You're covered in birds
    Who can sing a million songs without any words
    You cast aside the sheet
    You cast aside the shroud
    Of another man who served the world proud
    You greet another son
    You'll lose another one
    On some sunny day
    And always stay
    Mary Mary Mary

    © Chrome Dog Music/One Big Love Music c/o Almo Music Corp.


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