Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Katzenjammer – Virginia Clemm lyrics

He was a child I was a child
Sentimental and wild
Now we're resting
Now we're resting
For twelve short years
We lived out of health
And of prosperous wealth
Oh my dearest
Oh my dearest
My only portrait to remind you
My wine on your old cloak
My voice sustained in our piano
Comme les carillons
De notre nuit de noces

Heir of my illness writer
Of all the stories and the words
That I'm haunting
That I'm haunting
When your heart is on your sleeve
Then I'll bid you my sweet adieu
Don't forget me
Don't forget me
The other woman to explain
Her letters I deplore
I'm the flare inside your sorry dark eyes
And I'll leave you nevermore



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/katzenjammer/virginia_clemm.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

  • p
    +1
    Poppymooree
    This song could be to do with the women Virginia clemm who married, American writer, Edgar Allan Poe. Who was her cousin. Virginia was thirteen when she married Poe (27), relating to the lyrics 'I was a child', they are now dead 'now we're resting'. They were married twelve years from 1835-1847, this fits with 'for twelve short years we lived out of health and prosperous wealth'. The song mentions her 'dearest' being a writer and her being the heir of all his words also, clearly all lining up with the story of Virginia Elise clemm Poe. She was born in 1822 and died 1847 only living to the age of 25.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image or adding song structure elements.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain

    [an error occurred while processing the directive]