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Mary On A Cross
Song

Mary On A Cross

Ghost
Album:
Seven Inches of Satanic Panic

Song Meaning of Mary On A Cross by Ghost


"Mary on a Cross" is part of the band's "Prequelle" album, which explores themes of death, plague, and the collapse of society.


The title "Mary on a Cross" immediately conjures vivid imagery and religious connotations. Mary, a central figure in Christianity as the mother of Jesus Christ, is typically depicted as a symbol of purity, compassion, and maternal love. However, placing her on a cross a symbol of suffering and sacrifice creates a striking juxtaposition, inviting interpretation and speculation.


The lyrics of the song further deepen this contrast, painting a portrait of a corrupt and decadent society where moral values have been abandoned. Lines like "She was crucified upon a cross of gold" and "Ravenous, the wolves are at the door" evoke images of greed, exploitation, and moral decay.


While the song's lyrics are open to interpretation, some listeners interpret "Mary on a Cross" as a critique of organized religion and its role in perpetuating societal injustices. By placing Mary—a revered religious figure—on a cross, Ghost challenges traditional notions of piety and virtue, suggesting that even the most sacred symbols can be corrupted by human greed and ambition.


Moreover, the song's title and lyrics may also be interpreted as a commentary on the exploitation of faith for personal gain, with religious leaders and institutions wielding power and influence at the expense of their followers.


Lyrics of Mary On A Cross by Ghost


We were speeding together

Down the dark avenues

But besides all the stardom

All we got was blues

But through all the sorrow

We've been riding high

And the truth of the matter is

I never let you go, let you go

 

We were scanning the cities

Rocking to pay their dues

But besides all the glamor

All we got was bruised

But through all the sorrow

We've been riding high

And the truth of the matter is

I never let you go, let you go

 

You go down just like Holy Mary

Mary on a, Mary on a cross

Not just another bloody Mary

Mary on a, Mary on a cross

If you choose to run away with me

I will tickle you internally

And I see nothing wrong with that

 

We were searching for reasons

To play by the rules

But we quickly found out

It was just for fools

Now through all the sorrow

We'll be riding high

And the truth of the matter is

I never let you go, let you go

 

You go down just like Holy Mary

Mary on a, Mary on a cross

Not just another bloody Mary

Mary on a, Mary on a...

 

You go down just like Holy Mary

Mary on a, Mary on a cross

Your beauty never, ever scared me

Mary on a, Mary on a cross

If you choose to run away with me

I will tickle you internally

And I see nothing wrong with that

 

(Mary on a, Mary on a cross)

Nothing wrong with that

(Mary on a, Mary on a cross)

Nothing wrong with that

(Mary on a, Mary on a cross)

(Mary on a) Mary on a cross

Release Date

2019

Songwriter/s

Tobias Forge, Salem al Fakir and Vincent Pontare

Producer/s

Gene Walker

Label/s

Loma Vista

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