Chris Anderson – Virginia


Virginia by E. Christine Anderson (BMI)
PO Box 56546, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 1-888-268-8637
Email: musician.chris.anderson @ gmail.com
Web:http://chris-anderson.info
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I’ve been watching you a long time now, Virginia,
A Southern Belle, dressed up in elegant attire,
And how your quiet manner eased my soul, Virginia,
But there were others watching you with bold desire

CHORUS
You are my home, Virginia,
I thought you change – less,
So like a child I stared as they took you apart.
Why did I trust that those in power,
Would always love you like I do?
I don’t know how, Virginia, but I will hide your heart.

Are you fooled by all the braggarts and big spenders?
Don’t trade their money for your beauty or renown.
‘Cause they won’t want you once they’ve taken all your splendor,
And you’re left standing with their cash in your torn gown.

CHORUS
You are my home, Virginia,
I thought you change – less,
So like a child I stared as they took you apart.
Why did I trust that those in power,
Would always love you like I do?
I don’t know how, Virginia, but I will hide your heart.

Shave the hills and pave the fields, Boost the profits and the yields,
Erase the woods, we’ll plant ’em new, We need more mansions with no view.

Once the dogwood flowers blazed for you in springtime,
Does the cardinal’s bright color for you shine?
These faithless suitors want to profit from your promise.
But I believe there’s still a part of you that’s mine.