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10. Mary, Mary

Little Bird
by Misty Edwards


Mary was a little girl with navy blue eyes
Shattered too quickly with secrets and lies
Living in a small town where she felt claustrophobic
They dressed her in scarlet when she went out in public
Mary, Mary don’t you know
You’re the kind of heart and soul
He’s always loved, He always will
Just keep on coming back to Him
Mary grew up and outgrew the town
Left it in hopes of love never found
Two times a mistress, she felt like a harlot
Bittered with shame, she hated that scarlet
But Mary, Mary, don’t you know humanity lives your story
We’re all the same, the cowards the whores
Forgiven much, we love all the more
We love all the more, we love all the more
Mary met the young Man with the ancient soul
Who spoke with His eyes and stopped the stone’s throw
He silenced the voices that played in her head
Offered a new name and a husband instead
Then navy blue eyes
Like a stormy night ocean
Flooded with tears as the dam broke wide open
Like she’d be holding her breath since the day she’d been born
She inhaled for the first time
As secrets came bleeding down a face that was ashen
She felt His embrace and the strength to believe Him
As the name of that young Man crossed her cracked lips
He whispered forgiveness
And she loved all the more
She loved all the more
She loved all the more

Words and music by Misty Edwards © 2014 Misty Edwards Music [ASCAP] & Forerunner Worship [ASCAP], a division of Friends of the Bridegroom, Inc. (admin. by Music Services). All rights reserved.

Behind the Song:
"The Mary described in this song isn’t Mary the mother of Jesus or Mary Magdalene, but actually a fictional character seen through a composite of others to tell the story of humanity. We’re all the same at the core. A person who lived a really sinful life that everybody knows about isn’t that far from a person who’s self-righteous on the outside, but may be full of pride and arrogance on the inside. We’re all so broken and are all so in need, but that brokenness is working in us. I’ve always loved storytelling songs and am trying to capture all of that in a song, alongside elements of humility, gratitude and love." - Misty




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