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I'm heavy handed
To say the least
My mother thinks
I'll be an awful clutcher
'Cause I spill things from stirring 'em too quickly
I'm far too loud
It's like, as soon as I've got an opinion
It just has to come out
I laugh at stupid things
Just 'cause they tickle me

And
Sometimes I wish
Sometimes I wish I was like Mariella
She got some prittstick
And she glued her lips together
So she never had to speak
Never had to speak
Never had to speak
People used to say she's as quiet as a mouse
She just doesn't make a peep

She marched to her wardrobe
And threw away the colour
Because wearing black looks mysterious
But it didn't impress her mother
She wanted to dress her baby
In patterns and flowers
But Mariella just crossed her arms
And so she cried for hours

Mariella, Mariella
My pretty baby girl
Unglue your lips from being together and
And wear some pink and pearls
You can have your friends 'round
And they can stay for tea
Won't you just try to fit in please
Do this for me

But Mariella just crossed her arms
As she walked up the stairs
And she went into her bedroom
And she sat on her bed
And she looked in the mirror
And she thought to herself
"If I wanna play, I can play with me
If I wanna think, I'll think in my head"

At school, Mariella didn't have many friends
Yeah the girls they all looked at her
And they thought she was quite strange
And the boys they're not really into girls at that age
And the teachers, they thought Mariella was just going through a phase.
But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road
Because she knew all the secrets in her world
Yes, she always got the crossword puzzle right everyday
And she could do the alphabet backwards
Without making any mistakes

Mariella, Mariella
Pretty, pretty girl
Mariella, Mariella
Happy in her own little world
Happy in her own little world

And she said
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together
She said I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together



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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 4:09 am
    Mariella possesses qualities that people turn blind eyes towards.. She embraces her individuality and has no problem being herself. She's quite admirable, and i think that the symbolism of gluing her lips together just reiterates the fact that she is an individual and proud of it. It's a beautiful song and one of my all time favorites
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    Her not wanting to act like everyone else is what made everyone worry. I think the meaning of this song is that just because someone is different doesn't mean that theyre wrong or that they need to change. And power to those who stand their ground like mariella.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Kate's starts off the song by describing 'bad' traits to her personality and then begins to sing about a figure 'mariella' who doesn't speak but is happy in her own little world
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Its such a nice song and shows that you shouldn't be scared to be yourself, and you shouldn't care what people think of you. I'm using this song for my media project.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    Love this song!
    about a girl who is just happy in her own world, doesnt need anyone els, she doesnt want to be noticed shes just happy as she is :)

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