Big Thief share new single “Mary”

Big Thief share their new single "Mary"

Today, Big Thief have shared their new single “Mary”, off their forthcoming debut Capacity, out June 9th via Saddle Creek. The band have also announced a new show in Brooklyn on June 10th, the day after their record is released, at the Park Church Co-Op. The guys have also shared the lyrics to “Mary,” leaving the listener to interpret the track.

‘MARY’
burn up with the water
floods around the plains
the planets in a rose
who knows what they contain
and my brain is like an orchestra
playing on insane
will you love me like you loved me
in the january rain

mom and dad and violins
somber country silence
the needle stopped the kicking
the clothes pins on the floor
and my heart is playing hide and seek
wait and count to four
will you love me like you loved me
and i’ll never ask for more

what did you tell me mary when you were there so sweet and very
full of field and stars you carried all of time
oh and heavens when you looked at me your eyes were like machinery your hands
were making artifacts in the corner of my mind
monastery monochrome boom balloon machine and oh
diamond rings and gutter bones marching up the mountain with our
aching planning high and smiling cheap drink dark and violent full of butterflies the violent
tenderness the sweet asylum the clay you find is fortified we felt unfocused fade the line
the sugar rush the constant hush the pushing of the water gush
the marching band when april ran may june bugs fly and push
your old gin jacob with the tired wirey brandy look
here we go round mary in your famous story book

we overcome the sirens
we look both left and right
i can feel the numbness
accompany my plight
and i know that someday soon i’ll see you
Though now you’re out of sight
and you’ll kiss me like you used to
in the january night

what did you tell me mary when you were there so sweet and very
full of field and stars you carried all of time
oh and heavens when you looked at me your eyes were like machinery your hands
were making artifacts in the corner of my mind
monastery monochrome boom balloon machine and oh
diamond rings and gutter bones marching up the mountain with our
aching planning high and smiling cheap drink dark and violent full of butterflies the violent
tenderness the sweet asylum the clay you find is fortified we felt unfocused fade the line
the sugar rush the constant hush the pushing of the water gush
the marching band when april ran may june bugs fly and push
your old gin jacob with the tired wirey brandy look

here we go round mary in your famous story book

Big Thief
Capacity
Tracklisting

1. Pretty Things
2. Shark Smile
3. Capacity
4. Watering
5. Coma
6. Great White Shark
7. Mythological Beauty
8. Objects
9. Haley
10. Mary
11. Black Diamonds

UK/EU Tour Dates:
12 August | Way Out West Festival – Gothenburg, SE
14 August | Rivierenhof Theater – Antwerp, BE^
15 August | Batchkapp – Frankfurt, DE*
16 August | E-Werl – Erlangen, DE*
17 August | Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL*
18 August | Koko – London, UK*
19 August | Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons, UK
20 August | Doune the Rabbit Hole – Stirling, UK
21 August | Academy – Liverpool, UK*
22 August | ABC – Glasgow, UK*

^ = w/ Conor Oberst & M Ward
* = w/ Conor Oberst