The Good Life

The Modern Mary

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We digitally released a new song, The Modern Mary, check it out!

The Modern Mary

My mama cried, staring at the stars

She had once felt so almighty

Now, she’s never felt so small

My mama fell flat back on the floor

She once had a loving husband,

He don’t love her anymore

My mama screamed, “This ungrateful world!”

Keeps on taking and not giving

Ever since she was a girl

My angry mama pushed everything inside

She will never let another

Steal the soil of her life

So, she tears away those pages of her diary

Those sick and sticky memories,

“Jesus… some fuckin’ Jesus.”

It’s the same with every guy she meets,

Thinkin’ they’re Jesus –

She don’t need their goddamn charity

My mama cried, staring at her hands

Thinking, ‘How could others use these

To shed the blood of man?’

My mama felt guilt-ridden remorse

When she thought of those before her

Who suffered even more

My mama laughed, “Everything’s so clear!

The woman is the wounded,

The man stabs ‘the spear’’!”

My loving mother held her children to her breast,

This world can go fuck itself,

She’ll never acquiesce

She tore away the pages of her diary –

Every silly entry

Tore away the layers of her history

’Til finally she could see clearly:

Everybody hail the Defiled Mary

The afterthought of all male martyrdom

Behind every good man

Is a messiah story

I, for one, am as guilty as they come;

After all, I’m my mama’s son

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