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  1. Mary Lou

From the recording Unadorned

Lyrics

MARY LOU

Mary Lou drove home
On a cold wet night
On a bend in the road
A stolen car did collide
Well the driver did run
Yeah tried to escape
Out on highway one
Cops laid in wait

Officer said
"Son you’re gonna pay
When the courtroom rises
On judgement day"
When the judge did ask
"What do you plead?"
'Not guilty' he said
'Of that fatal deed'

Not guilty he said
Not guilty he cried
Not guilty he said
Still Mary Lou died

There they sat
Twelve good and true
He’s had a sad childhood
What else could he do
Well the lawyers they pleaded
For the juror’s choice
The desolation missed
In her husbands voice

Not guilty he said
Not guilty he cried
Not guilty he said
My Mary Lou’s dead

Courtroom adjourned
Jury went for a chat
Just a little while later
Well the foreman came back

Not guilty he said
Not guilty he sighed
Not guilty he said
Still Mary Lou died

In her bedroom
A little girl cries
Never again to see
Her mother alive