pretty mary k (alternate version)

pretty mary k walks along the docks
with some sailor’s pay shoved down in her sock
pretty mary k with some little boy in blue
who can’t stay away from you

pretty mary k, take him back to town
i’m down here by the bay where the water pounds
up against the wall, crying black and blue
it keeps me away from you

pretty words that you whisper, maybe i misunderstood
somebody’s not paying attention what they promised and their word isn’t good

oh, mary k, i can see her face
down there in the waves, painted and erased
but i know it's just the reflection of the moon
a big fake resembling you

gonna go down in the water, fill my mouth up full of sand
i'll be waiting, still impatient, with my dead imagination while you’re with some other man

pretty mary k is off in somebody's room
i'm down here by the bay with my arm around the moon
but i'll be with you soon, just as soon as i pay
i walk across the water with pretty mary k
walk on the water, pretty mary k

thanks to michael, leonie, george, charlie and ben