"Meet Virginia" as written by Robert S Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan and James W Stafford....
She doesn't own a dress, her hair is always a mess
If you catch her stealin', she won't confess
She's beautiful, she smokes a pack a day, wait that's me, but anyway
She doesn't care a thing about that, hey
She thinks I'm beautiful. Meet Virginia

She never compromises, loves babies and surprises
Wears hi-heels when she exercises
Ain't that beautiful
Meet Virginia

Well she wants to be the Queen
Then she thinks about her scene
Pulls her hair back as she screams
I don't really wanna be the queen

Her daddy wrestles alligators, Mama works on carburetors
Her brother is a fine mediator for the President
Well here she is again on the phone
Just like me hates to be alone
We just like to sit at home, and rip on the President

Meet Virginia
Well she wants to live her life
Then she thinks about her life
Pulls her hair back as she screams
I don't really wanna live this life

She only drinks coffee at midnight, when the moment is not
Right, her timing is quite unusual
You see her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic
And the shape of her body unusual

Meet Virgina I can't wait to
Meet Virginia, yeah e yeah hey hey hey

Well she wants to be the queen and
Then she thinks about her scene
Well she wants to live her life
Then she thinks about her life
Pulls her hair back as she screams
I don't really wanna be the queen
I, I don't really wanna be the queen
I, I don't really wanna be the queen
I, I don't really wanna live this


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"Meet Virginia" as written by Robert S Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, James W Stafford

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  • +5
    General Commentum...

    the very first line completely obliterates the possibility of the drag queen theory. "she doesn't own a dress." have any of you EVER heard of a drag queen that didn't own a dress? they own more than women just to compensate for the lump of skin between their legs.

    and how does wearing high heels when you exercise make you a stripper? i think that represents a woman who is so concerned with making sure that she always looks her best, that she dresses up when most people are in sweats and sneakers.

    every reference to this woman seems to imply that she is just too big and too much for the box life has her trapped in. she is capable of so much more than life has offered her, yet she makes the most of what she gets.

    every time i hear this song, i think of my mom. she gets so frustrated with life but loves who is in her life enough to stay put. she's got this fire and you'd think she would bolt if given half the chance, but she's got a lot of loyalty to those who love her as well. i can totally see her working out in heels and makeup even. she loves surprises, but hates the suspense. loves babies.

    she wants to be omnipotent: to own the world and rule all who live in it. but then again, who wants that kind of stress? she realizes this every once in a while, and she wants nothing to do with being queen of the world. she's on her way to better things.

    but i think he is singing about a woman he's never met, but definately wants to. a woman with those simple, yet so hard to come by, oddities.

    the name "virginia" means pure, which can the opposite of jaded. the girl he is looking for is definately not pure, she is leaning more toward jaded which could just be a play on words with the name. irony, if you will.

    i'm done.
    evenedon November 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song. to me, it says there is perfection in imperfection, you know, beauty in the abnormal.

    "she doesn't own a dress, her hair is always a mess"

    this shows she isn't vain and she doesn't care much about looks. shows that beauty is on the inside


    "you cath her stealin', she won't confess"

    this shows she asserts her values, and even though stealing may not be one of her 'values', it still shows her tenacity


    "smokes a pack a day, but wait thats me but anyway"

    shows that he also has his imperfections

    "she doesn't care a thing about that, hey, she thinks im beautiful"

    this shows that she loves him and accepts him no matter what his flaws are

    "she never compromises"

    again, showing she asserts her values, kinda showing shes the strong independent women type

    "loves babies and surprises"

    this shows she likes the unexpected in life. babies and suprises are both things that just come new, things that no one knows what'll happen with. (not saying babies are always unexpected, just their actions)

    agh, i gotta go, but i'll go the rest later
    inlovewithledon May 14, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is about a woman who hates all of her quirks, and the man who loves her for them. In the first verse when it says 'she doesn't own a dress', it shows that she may not be comfortable enough with her body to wear one, but that she doesnt really care that much about the way she looks because 'her hair is always a mess'. Because if you 'catch her stealin' she won't confess', she is slightly bipolar and always wants to be right. When the singer says 'she smokes a pack a day', but then remembers that it's him, it means that he is so similar to her that he can't quite remember what makes them different. Even though he has his imperfections too, she loves him for it and 'thinks he's beautiful', and he thinks that she is beautiful because he loves that she loves him.
    ruger23on August 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvirginia doesnt exist, he wants to meet a girl like that
    HannahOrange7on April 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, i continue....

    "wears high heals when she excercises"

    this line is figurative, meaning she is still very beautiful and elegant and lady-like while still doing work and being strong and independent

    "well she wants to be the queen"

    she realizes all her flaws and imperfections and she wants to be perfect and admired for once

    "then she thinks about her scene"

    she thinks about all the changes she'd have to make

    "pulls her hair back as she screams"

    she is frustaurated because she is indecisive and doesn't know what she wants in life

    "i don't really want to be the queen"

    she wants to be admired and loved, but she doesn't want to have to conform to do so

    "daddy wrestles alligators"

    this just shows she came from a quirky, deff. not upper class family

    "mama works on carborators"

    this shows that her mother is also quirky, strong, and independent, since she has a job that w woman would not normally hold

    yea, well, gotta go again. ergh, stupid mom. but i'll do the rest later.


    peace and love
    -ally
    inlovewithledon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was wondering if anyone had any theories about what happens to Virginia in this song. There's been an on-going debate between me and a couple friends and I'm intrested in other views.
    lilk9tooon February 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he is trying to "meet Virginia". Why? He writes about her face-value, family realtions and their connections...Then in the chorus, he is saying about what's going on in the inside of her. Maybe this is because he desn't know which side is the real her, and wanting to "meet Virginia" is wanting the real her. What were your views lilk9too? Loves janie xx.
    selftitledalbumon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard from some where that this song was about a DRAG QUEEN. and it does kind of make sense. how here hair is always a mess, and she wears hie heels when she exercises... and it keeps sayign how she wants to be the queen... and it says "the shape of her body-unusual" i was wondering what anyone else thought about it. i am not sure if thats what its about. so if ya disagree or agree please tell. thanx
    Jessa_05on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm wondering if she knows the 'real her.' my best friend thinks she kills herself and the song is a kind of eulogy. after having heard this theory i can't decide if she's right or not. i do know that i can't listen to the song without the idea in the back of my mind. has anyone else thought about this?? also what are thoughts on virgina being an actress?
    lilk9tooon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn't anybody realize this song is missing lyrics??

    She doesn't own a dress, her hair is always a mess
    If you catch her stealin, she won't confess
    She's beautiful
    smokes a pack a day, wait thats me, but anyways
    she dosent care a thing about that, hey
    she thinks im beautiful
    Meet Virginia
    She never compromises loves babys and surprises
    Wickedbunnyon June 15, 2002   Link

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