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Take a little dive into the shallow and spy, what do you see?
I see the tortoise and the hare in a rat-race,
And it fits like a glove under my sleeve,
Just wait till then.
Their heads are the heaviest in operation,
He has still not lost imagination.
You can hear him mouth the whole ending,
Just wait till then.

We Marys had ourselves a ball,
Oh, yes we did.
We Marys had ourselves a ball,
I must admit.

Hang us those limbs hold no virtue.
Those told to hold: Project on my cue;

Until we fall.

Whether a he or a she, put your mouth where your money is.
Are the birds of a feather that clever?
If I knew I'd keep locks; that's a given,
Just wait till then.
Their heads cast shadows like skyscrapers,
Still small enough to fit up their asses,
To put it all into perspective with definition.

We Marys had ourselves a ball,
Oh, yes we did.
We Marys had ourselves a ball,
I must admit.

Hang us, those limbs hold no virtue.
Those told to hold: Project on my cue.

Oh, take a gander the bigger they are the harder they fall.
Oh, take a gander the bigger they are the harder they fall.

Not needy you'll see, not needy,
And I come with open arms over trees.
Not needy you'll see, not needy you'll see, not needy,
And I come with open arms over trees.

Listen to proven guarantees while you're rollin' up your sleeves,
Beatin' on the chest.
But we can keep it in a jar when it's comin' cats and dogs for days.
We Marys had ourselves a ball and I guarantee,
That what they've done for you,
(What they've done... (for me) they've done for me, they've done for me.



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    fender0942Apr 19, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    I disagree I think this song is about a guy with really heavy hand that puts on a glove of virtue and tickles young mens armpit hair. Then he puts small buildings up his buttock and summons Steven Q. Urkel and they kick carl in the sack because the "bigger they are the harder they fall" then they put the turtle and hare in harriets underwear as a joke, but laura and eddy get upset because Barak obama looks like a dehydrated raisin.
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    cicerotullyJun 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    It's like the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, ya know...yeah, we've fucked stuff up, but no point in hangin' ourselves now...besides, we had a good time, didn't we? just kick back and watch it all fall down...seems like ya gotta have some sort of apocalyptic vision to be on Serjical Strike, maybe i should rename my band "Nero Fiddler's Jamboree"...peace, The Tullymonster
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    StaLiNApr 2, 2008 at 2:18 am
    Humanity is in deep shit, even though we kill/harm whatever we want for whatever resean it maybe it still helps us. Like carma: we do so much without paying back, biulding up carma, we will get shats coming.
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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Fair to midland does not write random words that sound good. Darroh writes in idioms and wants people to interpret songs for themselves that's why it's extremely hard to find official lyrics for their songs. This song can be interpreted in many ways. Personally, i think it's about prostitutes. A mary is another name for a prostitute, and in the acustic version, the lyrics are easier to interpret. Obviously a prostitute isn't. Virtuous.
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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    I have always been one of those people who thought that song lyrics have some secret meaning to those who wrote them. I'm starting to believe that the sound of the song is the most important thing and random words and syllables are inserted in certain places where they would sound the best with a certain melody. I'm pretty sure if you ask fair to midland about this they would tell you they were just writing words that sounded good.

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