O Maria
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: O Maria

This Version:
  • O Maria (3:48)
    Available on Mutations.
    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass (Upright)
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    John Sorensen: Engineer
    Nigel Godrich: Engineer, Mix, Producer
    Smokey Hormel: Guitar
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Organ, Piano
    Beck Hansen: Producer, Vocals
    David Ralicke: Trombone
 
Lyrics:
There is no one, nothing to see, the night is useless and so are we
Because everybody knows the fabric of folly is falling apart at the seams
And I've been looking for a good time, but the pleasures are seldom and few

There's no whiskey, there's no wine, just the concrete and a worried mind
Because everybody knows death creeps in slow 'til you feel safe in his arms
And I've been looking for a new friend and I don't care if he's decrepid and grey

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

O Maria, haven't you known days so careless all on your own?
Because everybody knows the circus is closed and the animals have gone wild
And I've been looking for my shadow, but this place is so bright and so clean

There is no one, nothing to see, the night is useless and so are we
Because everybody knows the fabric of folly is falling apart at the seams
And I've been looking for a good time, but the pleasures are seldom and few

La la la la la
La la la la la
 
Live:

Played live 21 times:
Earliest known live version: November 8, 1998
Latest known live version: July 6, 2013