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Mary's Getaway Driver


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I am Mary's getaway driver 
'Cause being a friend means being for hire 
Mary your laughter has grown as thin as your sigh 
And I'm helping you leave another man without 
Saying good-bye

Hey, Mary, you wear your pride 
Like claws and like knives 
But being tough only works for awhile 
Until you forget 
How to smile

Hey, Mary, don't go 
Don't do it this time 
Hey, Mary, don't go 
'Cause soon there'll be no one left to care if you cry 
You'll be alone and a-wonderin' 
Maybe you should have compromised 
Hey, Mary, don't go this time

I am Mary's getaway driver 
'Cause she says leaving always takes her higher 
I simply supply the 
Rescue to save her from things 
She'll never commit to

Mary smiles, says she's just carefree 
and not meant to be tied down like me 
she will busy herself with nothing 
pretending as though she can fix 
what she ignores

Hey, Mary, don't go 
Don't do it this time 
Hey, Mary, don't go 
'Cause soon there'll be no one left to care if you cry 
You'll be alone and a-wonderin' 
Maybe you should have compromised 
Hey, Mary, don't go this time

I'm more than a driver - I'm an enabler 
'Cause part of me likes to think I can save her 
Just like a man it feels good to be needed 
But I know I'm being used just like he did

Hey, Mary, life is a series of seconds 
Built to an end 
Your laughter is building nothing 
Except seeing how far a giving heart 
Can bend, so

Hey, Mary, don't go 
Don't do it this time 
Hey, Mary, don't go 
'Cause soon there'll be no one left to care if you cry 
You'll be alone and a-wonderin' 
Maybe you should have compromised 
Hey, Mary, do not go 
Hey, Mary, do not go 
Hey, Mary, don't go this time

I am Mary's getaway driver

Mary's Getaway Driver

Flower of Life
“Mary's Getaway Driver is a song that she may have played a few times. It's one of her darker early ones. Not as delightfully creepy as "Nicotine Love" but along similar lines. A studio demo exists from the "Pieces of You" sessions and she recorded it again during the September 1995 sessions with Juan Patino (aka the Phyllis Barnabee sessions). She hasn't played it since the June '96 Java Joe's gig, so if it isn't the only performance, it is the last performance of it.” — Jewel's archivist, Alan Bershaw (MrBB)