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Mary

This song is by Joan Baez and appears on the album Day After Tomorrow (2008).

This song is a cover of "Mary" by Patty Griffin.
Mary, you're covered in roses
You're covered in ashes, you're covered in rain
You're covered in babies, 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 lose another one
On some sunny day and always stay, Mary

Jesus says, Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels are singin' 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
Everytime the snow drifts, everytime the sand shifts
Even when the night lifts, she's always there

Jesus said, Mother I couldn't stay another day longer
Flys right by me and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels are singin' 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, covered in secrets
You'e covered in treetops, you're covered in birds
Who can sing a million songs without any words

You cast aside the sheets, you cast aside the shroud
Of another man who served the world proud
You greet another son, you lose another one
On some sunny day and always will stay

Credits

Written by:

Patty Griffin

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