Words by Keith Reid
The song has developed a lot since it was first heard on the
road; names have changed, and words in the chanted sotto voce sections
have been overhauled.
Right, a conjectural version of the words heard on MMX.
You promised me the moon,
I took you at your word, so absurd
My heart is worse for wear, itís so unfair
You left the cupboard bare, but I still care
Oh Sister Mary, you canít choose who you love
Oh Father Leary, your love ainít good enough
You set the church on fire and burnt it down
The angel in the choir, you left town
You brought me to my knees despite my pleas
You killed me by degrees and hit the freeze
Oh Sister Mary, you know your loveís in vain
Oh Father Leary, how could you cause such pain?