Mary is a very profound song. I think sometimes lyrics are hidden by singing and I know that for some listeners and artists, they’re not that important. There is something very powerful about a song with very clear lyrics that are also beautifully sung. Probably the best example of how this applies in this case is the bridge in Mary:
‘Cause I’d give everything I have
Forget all the things that bring me joy
If you could have one day of pure and simple happiness
Until that moment comes
I’ll be here where I’ve always been
I’m gonna be your friend
Until the day I die
Jake Shears is great. The song is a work of art. The album is a classic and the band were fantastic.
Listen to Mary by Scissor Sisters here.