The Ballad Of Mary Magdalen

from Cry Cry Cry

My name is Mary Magdalene, I come from Palestine
Please excuse these rags I'm in, I've fallen on hard times
Long ago I had my work when I was in my prime
But I gave it up, and all for love
It was his career or mine

Jesus loved me, this I know, but why on earth did I ever let him go
He was always faithful, he was always kind
But he walked off with this heart of mine

A love like this will come but once, this I do believe
And I'll not see his like again as I live and breathe
And I'm sorry if I might offend but I will never see
How the tenderness I shared with him became a heresy

Jesus loved me, this I know, but why on earth did I ever let him go
He was always faithful, he was always kind
But he walked off with this heart of mine

I remember nights we spent, whispering our creed
Our rituals, our sacrament, the stars our canopy
There beneath an olive tree we'd offer up our plea
God's creation innocent
His arms surrounding me

Jesus loved me, this I know, but why on earth did I ever let him go
He was always faithful, he was always kind
But he walked off with this heart of mine

updated: 4 years ago