Mary A. Longden

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lyrics

mary a.
mary a. longden
the only woman who never died
on the grave where her husband lies
her name is there
but the stone's still bare
where that second number should be

mary a.
mary a. longden
born in 1865
st. peter said to have another go
hades told her the river was full
so she’s still alive

but she still lives much the same as she did back then
pumps water from the well every morning
there's a lesson here, there’s a lesson here
'cause all the woman want to know is how she keeps her old skin so smooth
what pills does she take
what creams does she use
every morning

mary a.
mary a. longden
scientists stand on her porch
knocking come on, come on, mary
tell us how you live so long

ah ah ah ah ah ah!
but she still lives much the same as she did back then
pumps water from the well every morning
there's a lesson here, there’s a lesson here
'cause all the women want to know is how she keeps her old skin so smooth
what pills does she take
what creams does she use
every morning

mary a.
mary a. longden
many say her tale is tall
those with eyes that are too small
but the grave says so
and that’s all I know

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from Roots & Bells, track released April 15, 2012

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