(The Tale of) Terrible Mary

by The Hard Lessons

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Final original composition released by The Hard Lessons after 12 years of touring and releasing albums.

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Mary lived a traveler's life
No family just the same
She had mud beneath her nails
And drugs inside her veins

No one to call a partner
No place to go or stay
I met her on a Sunday night
She was dead in two more days

We talked to Monday morning light
About the dreams that she had left
Hopes not yet abandoned
A future undetermined yet

Then she told me she'd killed a man
He'd done her oh so wrong
She cried over a life gone by
One she could not prolong

MARY THEY SAY YOU'RE TERRIBLE
MARY THEY SAY THAT YOU'RE GOING TO KILL AGAIN
YOUR STORY PLAYS LIKE A PARABLE
THEY'RE GONNA HANG YOU HIGH FOR THE TOWN TO SEE
IF YOUR LIFE IS UNBEARABLE
THEN WHAT WILL THOSE CHILDREN LEARN FROM
YOU AND ME?

I want to keep you safe with me
Was what I said to her
Words she'd waited long to hear
Too late to bring comfort

"They're coming to get me now
But I won't go on their terms"
She walked into that morning light
Without another word

MARY...

Sure enough the search was on
For a justice undeserved
Righteous fever running hight
Their power so unnerved

But they never got to her
It was like she said
They only found a body
She was already dead

MARY...

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released February 24, 2015
Written by Agostino Visocchi

Augie: Vocals / Guitar
Korin: Vocals / Keyboard
Steve: Drums
Dean: Bass

Recorded by Steve Warstler at Sixtyten in Toledo, OH

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