Lyrics

Virginia

Friday 9 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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In the Lush Virginia hills
they kept her as long as they could
Cause they knew when the white brother found
white shell Beads wrapped around her
skin - a life giving river - Her body open
as will his hand
with a "goodbye" there she goes

she may Betray
All she loves
and even wait for
their Savior to come
And in some things,
maybe he’ll be right
But as always
The thing that he Loves
he will change from her
sunwise to clockwise
to soul trading
still she’ll lay down her Body
covering him all the same

so Hundreds of years go by
(the Red Road carved up by Sharp Knife)
She’s a girl out working her Trade
and she loses a little each day
to ghetto pimps and presidents
who try and arouse her turquoise serpents
She can’t recall what they represent
and when you ask, she won’t know

she will Betray
All she loves
and even wait for
their Savior to come
And in some things,
maybe he’ll be right
But as always
The thing that he Loves
he will change from her
sunwise to clockwise
to soul trading
still she’ll lay down her Body
covering him all the same

oh Virginia
(do you remember)
you won’t, even you, oh Virginia
(when the land held your hand)
you won’t, even you
(when the Land held your hand)
oh Virginia, you won’t
(she will let you back in)
even you, oh Virginia
(do you remember)
oh Virginia
you can’t remember your name