Lyrics to Mary, Crashing Down, Thrift Store Gypsy, New York

“Mary”
(verse 1)
She’s got everything she wants,
She’s got everything she needs,
Got a four door sports car, house of her dreams
Got white picket fences, give her diamond rings
But she don’t need them, she don’t need them
Her head’s stuck in a pipe dream

She gets everything she sees
Claims shop-a-holic as a disease
Thinks that plastic or paper, both gonna save her
Money can’t buy her way out of danger

Mary’s gonna find out one day, that all these things will fade away

(Chorus)
Mary, you’re very confused
Got a lot of issues you need to go through
Got a one track mind, when you take your time
You’ll find everything you need your cash can’t buy
You’re gonna find, that everything’s gonna be alright

(Verse 2)
She’s got all her money can buy
But she’s got nothing left inside
She tries to find God sipping on a bottle
A little marijuana gets a bit harder
Try to put it down, it’ll come back stronger

Mary’s gonna find out one day, that all these things are gonna change…

(Chorus)

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“Thrift Store Gypsy”

Your pockets are fully stocked
With cigarettes and lollipops
Your favorite songs aren’t on the radio

You disregard the debutantes
Who scoff at you in nonchalance
About the way you want to wear your clothes

Don’t read the magazines
Filled with rehabbed beauty queens
Cause they don’t have a thing to do with you

(Chorus)
Thrift Store Gypsy, Always iffy about everything mainstream
It never was your scene
Thrift Store Gypsy, I wish I could have your bravery inside of me
To go against society

I see you on the L train
Nose buried in Hemingway
And I wonder where you like to spend your time

The Jesus hanging round your neck
Your hair so perfect in such a mess
Suggests there’s more to you than meets the eye

You’ve been told what’s really best
Climb corporate ladders with broken steps
But you know that there’s more to life than this

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
(Chorus)

Cause sometimes I’m not who I want to be
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“New York”
(Verse 1)
The Skyline shines like Christmas lights
Like fireworks stuck in the sky
In New York, New York

The street’s alive with the passing cars
Underneath all the man made stars
In New York, New York

This I swear if you can make it here
Anywhere becomes austere
Then may I see, if what they say is true…

(Chorus)
So long and farewell
To the land I have dwelled
Tomorrow’s song I’ll sing in a different place
So long and goodbye
To the city that scrapes the sky
Don’t forget my name
When I return again to New York

(Verse 2)
I remember my first nights
In Mark’s apartment on the East Side
And our talks of girls and God and all our dreams

The Coronado on the holidays
The Compound and the L train
And 5 nights a week down at 414

This I swear if you can make it here
Anywhere becomes austere
Then may I see, if what they say is true

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
New York (6x)

So long and farewell
To the hands I have held
I’ll always hold your heart inside of me
So long and goodbye
Until the next
Don’t forget to write
And please dry your eyes
I’ll stop in and say hi
The next time I’m in New York…
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“Crashing Down”
(verse 1)
On & on & on she goes
Where she stops no one knows
But this road she’s on won’t lead her home

All alone in her pretty dress
She looks fine but she’s all a mess
Its hard to hide what’s going on

(pre-chorus)
She’s sick inside but she’s alright she claims she
Can make it on her own

(Chorus)
Its too late to turn back now
You’re too far in and you can’t get out
But today you’re gonna have to figure it out

Someday you’re gonna sit down
And think about how hard it was to get out
But today you’re gonna have to figure it out

(verse 2)
On & on & on she goes
She’s lost herself on this broken road
Where do you go, when you’re all alone

She knows there’s more to life than this
Than entropy and emptiness
But this is all she’s ever known

(pre-chorus)
Forget the nets
She’s left the edge
I’ll be there to catch your head
When you think you’re dead, its not the end

(chorus)
(Bridge)
All coming crashing down…

(verse 3)
On & on & on she runs
It hurts to see what she’s become
When all she needs is a little love