Me and Mary Jane

Album: Magic Mountain (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • "That song is 100 percent what you think it's about," Blackstone Cherry lead singer Chris Robertson told us.

    We think it's about marijuana:

    Fire it up just to burn it down
    It don't come any cheaper
    And nothin' taste sweeter
  • "Mary Jane" is a popular nickname for marijuana. Other artists who have written odes to the herb with that name in the title include Rick James and Lady Gaga.
  • The song started with a guitar riff and came together when they decided to have the vocal follow the guitar. One of the band members started singing, "Me and Mary Jane, da da da da da da," which gave them the title and lyrical direction.
  • Yeah we're wilder than some mustangs
    Got the top down and Skynyrd up


    Like many southern rock bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd was a huge influence on Black Stone Cherry.
  • The smoky video was directed by Mason Dixon, whose credits include "The One That Got Away" by Jake Owen, "Tonight Looks Good On You" for Jason Aldean, and "Whiskey" for Jana Kramer. It proved very popular on YouTube, quickly racking up millions of views.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TV

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TVSong Writing

Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.

Penny Ford of Snap!

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Ralph Casale  - Session Pro

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."

Incongruent Opening Acts

Incongruent Opening ActsSong Writing

Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Sugarland

SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.