This is the official new video to Mary Had A Secret from a balladeer, directed by Alex Koeleman
'Mary Had A Secret' is a balladeer's first single of their second album 'Where Are You, Bambi Woods?' (2008). The video is directed by Alex Koeleman.
In 1992 Alex Koeleman photgraphed the Mennonites for the first time in the northern part of Mexico were they live in their own villages, some of them without electricity and rubber tyres. The Mennonites are named after Menno Simons (1496- 1561), a Dutch Anabaptist religious leader from Friesland. They speak their own language: Plautdietsch or low German.
The lyrics of the song are not about the Mennonites, but about the year lead singer Marinus spent in Texas.
MARY HAD A SECRET
we met at redhead Mary's house on a Bible study night I heard she was a rebel once until she saw the light then in the backseat of a crowed car after weeks of holding hands she was slipping me the tongue among her Christian friends
we could chuckle and talk for hours and then one night over the phone she went and told me her best friend's secret after she had lowered her tone it was all about forgiving and so she thought that God would want me to know
her older sisters had both moved out and her parents were divorced her mother lived in a trailer park not big, but she had a porch and on top of the piano laid a cat with evil paws her father he was a proud Nam vet I think she hardly saw
we would chuckle and talk for hours and then one night over the phone she went and told me her best friend's secret after she had lowered her tone it was all about forgiving and so she thought that God would want me to know
the old piano she could play so nice she had later sadly sold the money was invested in the church her husband owned she had a kid when I looked her up and another on the way and when we waved our last goodbye she said that she would pray