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(Tom Petty)

Well I've Seen her
Down the alley
And over the hill
To steel her away
She was as hot as
Georgia asphalt
When the aircraft came
To adore her brain

So leave Virginia alone
Leave Virginia alone
She's not like you
And me
She's not like you
And me
You should've seen her
Back in the city
Poetry and jewels
Broke all the rules
She was as high as
A Georgia palm tree

(1) So Leave Virginia alone
Leave Virginia alone
She's not like you
And me
She's not like you
And me

Some sunny day
When the h... of times have
Gone farewell
You'll understand
Why it was so hard
To run away
To run away

She's a loser
She's a forgiver
She still finds good
When no one could
You want her
More than money
Cadillac can rust
Diamond and dust

[Repeat (1)]

Ah, yeah
Leave Virginia alone
Leave Virginia alone
She's not like you
And me
She's not like you
And me

Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ,...

La, la, la, leave her alone

Oh, Virginia
Oh, Virginia
Leave her alone



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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 5:35 am
    The song oozes empathy for someone coerced into using illegal drugs . Then the downward spiral of abusive use of the substance takes her mind off the real values of life and reality/// so leave virginia alone is an outsiders plea...
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    UnregisteredJan 7, 2012 at 12:40 am
    I had always heard it as "cadillacs and lust, diamonds and dust... " and thought it was a reference to the fast-lane life, and poor virginia has gone off or been pushed off into a ditch alongside it. The poetry and jewels, makeup and pills etc. Suggest this too, that she was living a high-flying lifestyle that's fast and fun for a time, but without substance and unable to be sustained forever. Virginia may have forgiven those who took advantage of her in their own selfish quest for that life, which kind of redeems her even though she is still scored at the end of it all as a loser at this game.
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2011 at 2:12 am
    Sorry for the double posts below... Just keep seeing errors in the posted lyrics... Also "hands" of time.
    Don't know what the lyrics mean. Only wild guess i can make is perhaps they're a reference to virginia hill, girlfriend of bugsy siegel. She grew up mainly in marietta, ga, bought a house for her mother there when she had money (it's still there), & was known as a wild character during her return visits. Maybe petty, being from nearby florida, was aware of this.
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2011 at 12:09 am
    Well, first off you should get a complete and correct set of lyrics. First off, it starts with "well they chased her down the alley... " "to steal her will" "... When the a-crowd came... " "... Georgia pine tree.. " and just after, missing in the above: "makeup and pills, overdue bills" "you wanna want her... " "cadillacs and rust, diamonds and dust... "
    Sheesh, listen to it with headphones or something so you can hear.
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2011 at 12:01 am
    Well, first off you should get a complete and correct set of lyrics. First off, it starts with "well they chased her down the alley... " "... When the a-crowd came... " "... Georgia pine tree.. " and just after, missing in the above: "makeup and pills, overdue bills" "you wanna want her... " "cadillacs and rust, diamonds and dust... "
    Sheesh, listen to it with headphones or something so you can hear.

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