“Every now and then I spend my time at rhyme and verse and curse those faults in me.”

And then along comes Mary.

I like the song’s powerful evocation of honesty. Mary is this powerful persona who breaks through all the games and bullshit around her, and brings clarity and vision. When Mary comes around, the emperor better have his clothes on (because she won’t pretend if he doesn’t).

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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