Lyric Cross-Eyed Mary


if he had a rich man in his hand.
And who would steal the candy
from a laughing baby s mouth
if he could take it from the money man.
Cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in again.
She signs no contract
but she always plays the game.
Dines in Hampstead village
on expense accounted gruel,
and the jack-knife barber drops her off at school.
would rather make it with a letching grey.
Or maybe her attention is drawn by Aqualung,
who watches through the railings as they play.
Cross-eyed Mary finds it hard to get along.
She s a poor man s rich girl
and she ll do it for a song.
She s a rich man stealer
but her favour s good and strong:
helps the poor man get along.