Verse 1:
F
Burn up with the water
F
The floods are on the plains
F
The planets in a rose
F
Who knows what they contain?
F
And my brain is like an orchestra
F
Playing on, insane
F
Will you love me like you loved me in the January rain?

Interlude: F
 
Verse 2:
F
Mom and Dad and violins
Bb              F
Somber country silence
 
The needle stopped the kicking
     C
The clothes pins on the floor
      F
And my heart is playing hide and seek
Bb                 F
Wait and count to four
         C                                  Bb            F
Will you love me like you loved me and I'll never ask for more
 
Chorus:
Bb
What did you tell me Mary
 
When you were there so sweet and very
F
Full of field and stars
 
You carried all of time
        C
Oh and, heavens, when you looked at me
 
Your eyes were like machinery
     F
Your hands were making artifacts in the corner of my mind
 

Bb
Monastery monochrome
 
Boom balloon machine and oh
F
Diamond rings and gutter bones
 
Marching up the mountain
Bb
With our aching planning
 
High and smiling
 
Cheap drink
 
Dark and violent
F
Full of butterflies
 
The violent tenderness
 
The sweet asylum
    C
The clay you find is fortified
 
We felt unfocused fade the line
    F
The sugar rush
 
The constant hush
 
The pushing of the water gush
    Bb
The marching band
 
When April ran
    F
May June bugs fly and
        C
Push your gin Jacob
 
With the tired wiry brandy look
Bb                             F
Here we go round Mary in your famous story book
 
Verse 3:
F
We overcome the sirens
   Bb                   F
We look both left and right
                            C
And I can feel the numbness accompany my plight
    F
And I know that someday soon I'll see you
     Bb                 F
But now you're out of sight
            C                              Bb        F
And you'll kiss me like you used to in the January night
 
Chorus:
Bb
What did you tell me Mary
 
When you were there so sweet and very
F
Full of field and stars
 
You carried all of time
        C
Oh and, heavens, when you looked at me
 
Your eyes were like machinery
     F
Your hands were making artifacts in the corner of my mind
Bb
Monastery monochrome
 
Boom balloon machine and oh
F
Diamond rings and gutter bones
 
Marching up the mountain
         Bb
With our aching planning
 
High and smiling
 
Cheap drink
 
Dark and violent
F
Full of butterflies
 
The violent tenderness
 
The sweet asylum
    C
The clay you find is fortified
 
We felt unfocused fade the line
    F
The sugar rush
 
The constant hush
 
The pushing of the water gush
    Bb
The marching band
 
When April ran
    F
May June bugs fly and
        C
Push your gin Jacob
 
With the tired wiry brandy look
Bb                             F
Here we go round Mary in your famous story book
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