Hey ScorpioN, Megadeth has been my favorite band for a long time and I've always loved the song "Mary Jane" off the album "So Far, So Good...So What!" And I'm curious as to what the meaning of the song is. I've heard it's about a girl practicing black magic, but I've also heard it pertains to marijuana. Thanks a lot ScorpioN!
Legend has it that Mary Jane Twilliger was a young witch buried alive by her father in the nearby Loon Lake, MN cemetery. The mystery surrounding her grew to such legendary proportions over the years that it was rumored anyone who dared violate her grave in any was was doomed to a certain and immediate death. There were even stories of deadly car crashes involving people who got drunk and caused mayhem on her grave, thinking it was all harmless fun.
The Jackson County Historical Society relocated the headstone from her grave to its museum located in the nearby town of Lakefield, MN. Check out a photo of David Ellefson with Mary Jane's headstone below. Her headstone?s epitaph was the inspiration to the bridge section lyric of the song.
"Beware my friends, as you pass by
So you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare my friends to follow me"