Maggie Said

From the album Natalie Merchant

Maggie said, “Dig one more shallow grave before I’m dead.” Maggie said, “I’m just looking for a place that I can lay my weary head. There’s no perfect end, just time to leave.” Maggie said, “They rig the table at the game of love.” Maggie said, “It’s just stupid luck if you rise above everybody sinking in debt. Win or lose, my friend, it’s so hard to leave.”

Holding back, what did I get for all of that? What did it count for? Tell me that. Nothing, nothing, oh, nothing, that’s a fact.

Maggie said, “It’s so hard to find the golden fleece to spin my golden thread.” Maggie said, “You’re preaching to the choir girl now; you’re not sticking out your neck. There’s no risk in that, darling, please.”

Holding back, what did I get for all of that? What did it count for? Tell me that, tell me that. Nothing, nothing, that’s a fact.

Maggie said, “Don’t let them take that halo from your head.” Maggie said, “I can see you turning hard now, girl; don’t lose your tenderness. What’s the use in that? Darling, please.”

Holding back, what did I get for all of that? What did it count for? Tell me that. Count for? Tell me that. Nothing, nothing, nothing, oh, nothing, that’s a fact.

 

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©2014