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"Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" is the tenth track from the standard edition of American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift's self-titled debut studio album, Taylor Swift, released on October 24, 2006, through Big Machine Records.

Background[]

Swift said of the song:

I wrote this song about a couple who lived next door to us. They’d been married forever and they came over one night for dinner, and were just so cute. They were talking about how they fell in love and got married, and how they met when they were just little kids. I thought it was so sweet, because you can go to the grocery store and read the tabloids, and see who’s breaking up and cheating on each other, or just listen to some of my songs, haha. But it was really comforting to know that all I had to do was go home and look next door to see a perfect example of forever.

Hidden message[]

Hidden message: Sometimes love is forever.

Audio[]

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
She said, "I was seven and you were nine"
I looked at you like the stars that shined
In the sky, the pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke about the two of us
Growing up and falling in love and our mama's smiled
And rolled their eyes and said, "Oh, my, my, my"

[Chorus 1]
Take me back to the house in the backyard tree
Said you'd beat me up, you were bigger than me
You never did, you never did
Take me back when our world was one block wide
I dared you to kiss me and ran when you tried
Just two kids, you and I
Oh, my, my, my, my

[Verse 2]
Well, I was sixteen when, suddenly
I wasn't that little girl you used to see
But your eyes still shined, like pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke about the two of us
They never believed we'd really fall in love
And our mama's smiled and rolled their eyes
And said, "Oh, my, my, my"

[Chorus 2]
Take me back to the creek beds we turned up
Two A.M. riding in your truck and all I need is you next to me
Take me back to the time we had our very first fight
The slamming of doors instead of kissing goodnight
You stayed outside till the morning light
Oh, my, my, my, my

[Bridge]
A few years had gone and come around
We were sitting at our favorite spot in town
And you looked at me
Got down on one knee

[Chorus 3]
Take me back to the time when we walked down the aisle
Our whole town came and our mama's cried
You said, "I do" and I did, too
Take me home where we met so many years before
We'll rock our babies on that very front porch
After all this time, you and I

[Outro]
I'll be eighty-seven; you'll be eighty-nine
I'll still look at you like the stars that shine
In the sky, oh, my, my, my

Live performances[]

"Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" was performed as a surprise song on The Eras Tour on July 6, 2024, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, mashed-up with "So High School" and "Everything Has Changed".

Taylor Swift
"Tim McGraw" • "Picture To Burn" • "Teardrops On My Guitar" • "A Place in this World" • "Cold As You" • "The Outside" • "Tied Together with a Smile" • "Stay Beautiful" • "Should've Said No" • "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" • "Our Song"
Deluxe Edition
"I'm Only Me When I'm With You" • "Invisible" • "A Perfectly Good Heart" • "Teardrops On My Guitar" (Pop version)
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