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."
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.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.