ELSA KENNEDY

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merging the worlds of folk, jazz, and popular music. writing the words you need to hear.

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 m a r y

written and performed by elsa kennedy

recorded live @ the monastery studio in CINTI, OH

m a r y

taut and torn

wrought and worn

holy, hallowed hollows

slowly, how low, how low

my my, how i am taken

i kneel before her naked

mary, mary, my knees were made for these stones

mary, mary, i’ll seed what needs to be sewn for you

mary, my willingness has only grown, so

will you tell me i never have to go home?

let me lay in the muteness

cut out my tongue, if you must

make me silent

i would not speak if you shut up my mind

i would not weep if i only heard you speaking

could only enfold myself centuries in

deeply curled in your woods, whispering

generations spent in the quiet

i’m meant to be tied to your feet

‘cause i am taken

i kneel before her naked

mary, mary, my knees were made for these stones

mary, mary, i’ll seed what needs to be sewn for you -

mary, mary - - - -

mary, my willingness has only grown, so

will you tell me i never have to go

will you tell me i never have to go

will you tell me i never have to go home?

words and music by elsa kennedy, © 2018