After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dress in red
And the wind whispers Mary
A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life
Somewhere a Queen is weeping
Somewhere a King has no wife
And the wind cries Mary
The traffic lights turn blue tomorrow
Shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island that sags downstream
'Cos the life that they lived is dead
And the wind screams Mary
(Oh oh yeah)
Will the wind ever remember?
The names it has blown in the past
With this crutch, it's old age it's wisdom
It whispers, "No, this will be the last."
And the wind cries Mary!