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Mary, Mary

When we were recording this song I started out singing it pretty heavy handed. Mike Arafeh and Ed Misenti encouraged me to lighten up. Ed said, “You feel sorry for her.” “I don’t,” I told him, “I feel compassion.” That’s when I pictured her in my mind and I sang the song like I was looking into her eyes and touching her shoulder. The vocals you hear were recorded in one take.
“ Mary, Mary” contains one of my favorite lyrical lines, “When fear subsides, then love can grow.” I do believe these are two human emotions that cannot co-exist. I’m not sure who this song was written about particularly, it reminds me of the journey of a couple of women I know. But I think as humans we can all relate to the message in this song. It is about resilience and the truth that no person has the power to control our happiness or make us unlovable unless we grant them that power. We are all capable of finding love when we first find it in ourselves, even after a devastatingly painful experience. That’s my take on the song. I hope it inspires others as much as it inspires me.
This song is powered by the cello part, written and performed by my sister-in-law, Emily Hope Price. The cello takes the listener to Morocco as it builds emotion and adds depth to this song. For the cello solo, Mike combined two of her performances. The result is breathtaking.

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Mary, Mary

1)Mary, Mary you’re so contrary,
Does your garden even grow?
It’s not filled up with daffodils
It’s covered up with snow.

Chorus:
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?

2) I know he hurt you, then desert you,
He left you alone to die, he didn’t kill you,
But he willed you to spend your life alone.


Chorus:
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?

Bridge: You’re stronger than you think, well, you’re stronger than you know
When fear subsides then love can grow. (x2)…

3) Mary, Mary you’re so contrary
I hope one day you’ll understand
When you find love in your own skin
You can find it with a man.

Chorus:
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?
Do you know, do you know, what makes your garden, your garden grow?

credits

from From The Inside Out, released March 24, 2011
Julie Clark Shubert - vocals, rhythm guitar
Ed Misenti - lead and rhythm guitar
Dave Williard - keyboard
Neal Hatcher - base guitar
Emile Hope Price - cello

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Julie Clark Shubert South Carolina

If you listened to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and every rocking song you could get your hands on from 1966 to now and stirred it up with a Fender Strat and sang it from a woman's perspective, you would have Julie Clark Shubert "From the Inside Out." When Julie turned 50, her husband gave her a Fender Strat, the stars aligned and her natural gift appeared, the rest is kinda a blur. ... more

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