Mary Jane

Mary Jane

Mary Jane is not a song about Marijuana, but about a young so-called ‘witch’, Mary Jane Terwileger who, in 1881 was beheaded by townsfolk & buried on a hill overlooking Loon Lake Cemetery in Minnesota.

Part of the lyrics to Mary Jane refer to an inscription believed to be on her tombstone.

Mary Jane Lyrics

Forgive me father, for I have sinned
I’m a child of the air, I’m a witch of the wind
And I’m still awake

Solo – Young

Mary Jane

Solo – Mustaine

From the earth, up through the trees
I can hear her calling me
Her voice rides on the breeze
Oh, it’s haunting me

No, can’t get away
No, there’s no escape
I’m going crazy
If I know I’m going crazy
I must not be insane

Beware my friends, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare my friends to follow me

Forgive me father, for I have sinned
I’m a child of the air, I’m a witch of the wind
Fingers gripped around my brain,
No control, my mind is lame
I’m in the astral plane, and I’ll never be the same
Never, never, never, never, never, never
Never, never, never

Beware my friends, as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare my friends to follow me

It hurts so bad
I can’t breathe
Prepare to follow me

Music – Mustaine
Lyrics – Mustaine/Ellefson