According to Pink's website, this song concerns world and social issues. The singer is asking for help in letting go from "the chaos around me" and dealing with a "world gone mad."
This was co-written and co-produced by frequent Pink collaborator Billy Mann with the assistance of Al Clay. Pink explained: "Me and Billy wrote that song and then we brought in Al Clay, whose does a lot of my post-production and mixing. He's amazing and hilarious and he smokes really good cigars. He's kind of like our clean up guy and he's so much fun."
This is the penultimate track on Funhouse, Pink's fifth studio album. Bolstered by the hit singles "So What" and "Sober" - which both garnered Grammy nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - the album debuted at #2 in the US.
Michael from BrooklynIs there a particular reason that the song is called "Ave Mary A" instead of "Ave Maria"? Beyoncé released a song called "Ave Maria" at around the same time - I've always wondered if that was why P!nk went with "Mary A".
Ernesto from Burton-on-trent, United Kingdomit refers to ave maria the mother of god
Trina from New York, NyWhoa, I'm surprised no one's made a comment before me...this is an interesting song. I hate that Pink does all these liberal songs, since I don't care about her political opinions, but this was interesting...I'd love to know what "ah-vay mary ah" is.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.