WILLIE NELSON lyrics - Mary

WILLIE NELSON
"Mary"

Mary
You're covered in roses
You're covered in ashes
You're covered in rain
You're covered in babies
You're covered in slashes
You're covered in wilderness
You're covered in stains

You cast aside the sheets
You cast aside the shroud
Of another man
Who served the world proud
And you greet another son
And you lose another one
On some sunny day
And always you stay
Mary

Jesus said, mother, I couldn't stay another day longer
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Oh Mary
She moves behind me
She leaves her fingerprints
Everywhere
Every time the snow drifts
Every way the sand shifts
Even when the night lifts
She's always there

Jesus said, mother, I couldn't stay another day longer
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place

Oh Mary
You're covered in roses
You're covered in ruins
You're covered in secrets
You're covered in treetops
You're covered in birds
Who can sing a million songs
Without any words

You cast aside the sheets
You cast aside the shroud
Of another man
Who served the world proud
And you greet another son
And you lose another one
On some sunny day
And always you stay
Mary
Mary