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Everything is wonderful
Being here is heavenly
Every single day, she says
Everything is free

I used to be so careless
As if I couldn't care less
Did I have to make mistakes?
When I was Mary's prayer

Suddenly the heavens rolled
Suddenly the rain came down
Suddenly was washed away
The Mary that I knew

So when you find somebody who gives
Think of me and celebrate
I made such a big mistake
When I was Mary's Prayer

CHORUS:
So if I say save me save me
Be the light in my eyes
And if I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on heaven for me

Blessed is the one who shares
The power and your beauty, Mary
Blessed is the millionaire
Who shares your wedding day

So when you find somebody to give
Think of me and celebrate
I made such a big mistake
When I was Mary's Prayer

CHORUS (twice)

If you want the fruit to fall
You have to give the tree a shake
But if you shake the tree too hard,
The bough is gonna break

And if I can't reach the top of the tree
Mary you can hold me up there
What I wouldn't give to be
When I was Mary's prayer

CHORUS (twice)

Save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
What I wouldn't give to be
When I was Mary's prayer
What I wouldn't give to be
When I was Mary's prayer
What I wouldn't give to be (save me)
When I was Mary's prayer



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    Elizabeth Doyle-daviesAug 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    Have loved this probably forever! Still can be heard to be belting it out in the privacy (or not!) of my kitchen!
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    UnregisteredOct 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    This song is the most beautiful reminder of a lost love. The song is about an old girlfriend "mary" . He obviously made a mess up of this past relationship and regrets it deeply. The line about blessed is the millionaire, to me seems she might have been high maintenance. Also about the fruit on the tree might mean something similar. Leave a light on in heaven, does this mean he hopes to meet her there? Sounds morbid! But it does emphasise how deeply this has effected him , perhaps he met her again i doubt it, but it is one of my favourite songs.
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    Mary's prayer - would be innocence. It hints at an innocence and faith that was taken for granted and has now almost been lost. The video features 'the eye' and the big m quite prominently as well as the tree being drawn as an inverted peace sign which breaks when shaken too hard. Much to this song.
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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 7:53 am
    It will always remind me of 1988 and my then girlfriend heidi. I remember sitting in my local pub the castle tavern and thinking how much i loved her, then a few weeks later we'd split up forever ( my fault ).

    The song resonates across the years and is so apt as well.
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    UnregisteredNov 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    I agree--think a user found a nurturer/giver .. Someone to mother him. She thought he was the one she had been praying for and he was everything in her eyes. He probably cheated on her and she had enough (been propping him up to family and friends--mary you can hold me up there) and her eyes were opened... Reference the fruit from the tree--once adam and eve ate from the fruit their eyes were open. Was he the snake that ruined paradise?
    The verse where the heavens rolled and the rain washed away the mary that he knew--reminds me of the flood where god wanted to start over,
    References to water is a cleansing, becoming a new person.. Jesus put water on a blind man's eyes and he could see...
    The verse about blessed is the millionaire--the one that marrys her and has her in his life is rich
    I like this song because a woman that is being taken advantage of and being walked on finally has enough and moves on to find someone who really cares about her.
    He realizes what he had and is remorseful and does his pentenence (saying 10 hail mary's)
    I'm not catholic--so i have probably missed alot in the references. I do know they pray to the madonna to act as an intermediary and i think that is what the chorus is saying...
    Great song--my favorite from the 80's

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