Mary's Prayer

Danny Wilson

About Mary's Prayer

"Mary's Prayer" is a sophisti-pop song by the Scottish pop/rock group Danny Wilson. Included on the group's 1987 debut album Meet Danny Wilson, "Mary's Prayer" would eventually become a Top Ten hit in Britain and Ireland, and was a Top 40 hit in the US.


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2005
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Everything is wonderful
Being here is heavenly
Every single day, she says
Everything is free 
I used to be so careless
As if I couldn't care less
Did I have to make mistakes when I was Mary's prayer?

Suddenly the heavens rolled
Suddenly the rain came down
Suddenly was washed away
The Mary that I knew 
So when you find somebody who gives
Think of me and celebrate
I made such a big mistake when I was Mary's Prayer 

So if I say save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
And if I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on in heaven for me 

Blessed is the one who shares
The power and your beauty, Mary
Blessed is the millionaire
Who shares your wedding day 
So when you find somebody to give
Think of me and celebrate
I made such a big mistake when I was Mary's Prayer 

So if I say save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
And if I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on in heaven

Save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
And if I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on in heaven for me

If you want the fruit to fall
You have to give the tree a shake
But if you shake the tree too hard
The bough is gonna break 
And if I can't reach the top of the tree
Mary you can hold me up there
What I wouldn't give to be when I was Mary's prayer 

So if I say save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
If I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on in heaven

Save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
If I say ten Hail Mary's
Leave a light on in heaven

Save me, save me
Be the light in my eyes
What I wouldn't give to be when I was Mary's prayer
What I wouldn't give to be when I was Mary's prayer
What I wouldn't give to be (save me) when I was Mary's prayer

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Written by: GARY CLARK

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Composer of Song
The song "Mary's Prayer" was written by Gary Clark, who was the frontman of Danny Wilson.
Release Date
It was initially released as a single in 1987.
Album Inclusion
"Mary's Prayer" is also included in the band's debut album, "Meet Danny Wilson," which was released in 1987 as well.
Genre
The song is characterized under pop, blue-eyed soul, and sophisti-pop genres.
Chart Performance
The song originally peaked at number 86 on the UK Singles Chart but when it was re-released in 1988, it reached number 3 in the UK, and number 23 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by multiple artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Riki Sorsa, and Everything but the Girl.
Film Feature
It was also included in the soundtracks of the films "There's Something About Mary" (1998) and "Chalet Girl" (2011).
Inspirational Sources
Gary Clark revealed that the inspiration behind the song’s lyrics came from a self-help book and the Bible.
Awards
Despite its initial lukewarm reception, "Mary's Prayer" later gained recognition and earned a nomination at the Ivor Novello Awards for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
Language Versions
A Swedish version of "Mary's Prayer," called "Om Igen," was recorded by Sanna Nielsen in 2007.

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