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A UFO Took Mary Lou Away


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SmokeyVW

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album: Wanderlust
track 1: 5:53 Say What
track 2: 3:52 The Lilac's Truth
track 3: 3:05 COLOR TV
track 4: 5:26 Glimmer
track 5: 1:23 Playin' Rugby (GOOC)
track 6: 2:45 A UFO Took Mary Lou Away
track 7: 4:10 On The Road To Nauset Beach
track 8: 4:34 Stormchasing
track 9: 4:05 Dancing (On LIOLI's Grave)
track 10: 4:27 That Look (Run Away)
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Song Description

An Emo-Folk song.

This is just so sad.
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Lyrics
A UFO Took Mary Lou Away

me and Mary Lou
were at the village fair
the night the shiny thing
came soaring through the air

we held each other tight
as it melted seven trucks
i knew right then and there
we were out of luck

a mighty beam of light
took Mary Lou away
she floated out of sight
my wife-to-be-someday

now what was i to do
my mind was going blank
a spaceship took my Mary Lou away

the crowd was very still
my daddy came to me
he said come on let's get back home
there's nothing else to see

i looked into the sky
but there were only stars
my mother took my hand
she said to be a man
but i had never planned
for a UFO took Mary Lou away

every chance i get
i go to Maxwell's field
i survey every star
the Milky Way revealed

i see her face in wisps
of interstellar clouds
her eyes are flashing
through the midnight shroud

a mighty beam of light
took Mary Lou away
she floated out of sight
my wife-to-be-someday

it's all that i can do
to wait for her return
a spaceship took my Mary Lou away

many years have gone
my parents passed away
the village grew into a town
my friends all went away

i never had a family
i only had a dream
i waited in the dark
my failing broken heart
i never got a fair start
for a UFO took Mary Lou away

(c) whenever whoever whatever

Song Stats
Hits: 4713
Comments: 22
Fans: 19
Plays: 103
Downloads: 121

Uploaded: Apr 21, 2008 - 09:00:52 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 07:47:38 PM Last Played: Aug 02, 2019 - 03:43:49 AM
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Comments
egobandit said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
this flows
its almost as if every word just spilled from your mouth. Upon further listening I knew this not to be true but I still must believe. I love the cohesion the glue and the bounce its a folk song without limits and then written in a time of anti folkism loved it thanks for it made me babble!
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magnatone said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
A UFO
oh smokey, this is SO sad - really sorry for your loss!
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bud said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
You're either one of my favorite strange people
or strangest favorite people - or both. Either way - you're a true original - just like this woeful tale of alien abduction. Loved it.
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Vic Holman said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
only to become cosmic dust
Now this has to be THE lost "They Might Be Giants" song. And there are UFO nests in Montana.
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drakonis said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
I always wondered...
what happened to Mary Lou. What an unfortunate turn of events! The story (not the music) reminds me a bit of Blue Oyster Cult's "A Fire of Unknown Origin". I love the music (funny that you and I would post something that has a similar "Spanish" feel to it on the same day!) And the story-telling lyrics kept me riveted to the end. So sorry to have your dream snatched by aliens!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Relic67 said 4164 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
great lyrics
This tragic tale made for a very engaging listen.
Thanks for posting it!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Oh, really sad
We are so sad for you. That must have been terrible. Really sad.

On the other hand you made a really nice and fun song instead.

But we really hope you get her back some day.
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vbluesky said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
emo folk
I like the pic it goes well with the song....reminds me of the Residents,are you using the scale tuning you posted about? thanks 4 the song, I just realized its Smokey VW, I always read Smokey View from ur profile pic /graphic........BlueSky
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DWL said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Sh*t happens I guess
Plenty more fish in the sea though.

I'd forget about her if I were you. She was having an affair with your best mate anyway.

Great song, made me smile.

Cheers

Dick
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composerclark said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Other-worldly
Wow! This is a real heartbreaker! I applaud your courage in writing about what must have been a very traumatic event.

Is that an auto-harp? A bouzouki? A strange, other-worldly string instrument? Cool!
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SmokeyVW said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
.
I wrote this song many years ago. Recently I found a copy of my original recording on a cassette tape. I had used an acoustic guitar and auto-harp on that.

For this remake, I emulated the auto-harp by using the hammered dulcimer synth and pencil-tooled the notes to get that sweeping strumming effect.

The original was 3 half-steps higher. I had to drop it, since I simply cannot sing in that range today.
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screamalexz said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
i'm a martian too
hahaha i love the lyrics. has an old army sound i can see the army singing this on a march the vocals even give that sort of feel. perhaps a scotish or british army ought to take up this song. thank you. makes a stupid night of work better you got me laughing so cheers to that.
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davisamerica said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
right then
ROTFL .... lol ... this is GREAT!!!
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davisamerica said 4164 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
lol
and downloaded...
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lengold said 4163 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Never ever
know what to expect next from you. Always a surprise and always a great listen. I think you should now write one from the perspective of the aliens. Like 'I want to give her back, but my saucer is broke'.
Cheers
Len


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said 4162 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
Beautiful...
...and heart-wrenching....yet utterly weird (in a pleasantly quirky sort of way).

Reminds me a little of The Wilburys' "Maxine."

Really nice work Bill.

Be well!
michael2 said 4161 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
twisted
and in such a good way. i can't even keep up with your creativity. and i have always had a soft spot for songs about UFOs. great job.
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said 4159 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Great!
What took my breath here really is the music work and how it's connected and mixed with your vocal. A marvelous piece of work! Thanks a lot for sharing... I'm a big fan of sad music. Here's a sad one from my work:
http://www.macjams.com/song/40350

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Pete_NB said 4146 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
This one
Has me perplexed for an answer.

Raw emotion, and a song within the words.

Gotta love the ones that make ya think.


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Char said 3997 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
You know,
I hate to tell you this... but Mary Lou showed up, as a neighbor of mine, when I lived in Nebraska. She wore her hair in a flip and her skirts as minis; even though it was the 1980's, she was stuck in the sixties. Her eldest daughter, then 15, bore a striking resemblance to you.
Both beautiful, starry eyed and spacey, they were. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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awigze said 3831 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Mary Lou
I've met Mary Lou... and her daughter. But I can't remember for sure where that was.... hmmmm,
I hope this helps....
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Calchas said 3432 days ago (April 23rd, 2010)
Oldie but goodie
I actually remember this from the first posting! Ahh...There's my original comment! Nothing to add except to say that I still enjoy this quirky piece.

Be well friend!
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