"Valerie Loves Me" as written by and Jim Ellison....
Valerie's lancing, in the room above my bed you know
for all of the world below to see
Valerie's leaving, in a car outside my house you know
its such a shame she's not with me and all the pretty things
and all the love my heart would bring
I would give my whole life to her

Valerie loves me

Valerie's riding, in a car around my neighboorhood
she's thinking of all the men she'll meet
I could only hope for a stolen moment of her thoughts
between the walk to the club and all the drinks she'll have
in a crowded room where everybody leaves too soon
I only hope that she remembers me

Valerie loves me

Valerie loves me

Valerie's lonely, in an apartment down the street you know
and her hair has turned so grey
but she's so happy, for the memories she has you know
she can believe in the day when love was on a string
and she could have that anything she ever wanted
but she cant have me

Valerie loves me



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"Valerie Loves Me" as written by Jim Ellison

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  • +1
    General Commentthis gets me as a guy who knows valerie, and valerie is stuck in a world of her own selfishness... she convinces him that she loves him

    ..so he waits for her.. as he watches her skip from man to man and always in the center of the social life...

    ...his dedication to her is more then shown here... but obviously as would with most, he tires of waiting and moves on..

    ..so in the end he shows how valerie is older now, her taking love for granted 'love was on a string' has left her alone with nothing but her memories.. that she probably holds dear to her as her happiness, because there is nothing else there..

    ..so she relieves when she was the center of it all and could have anything she ever wanted.. but him anymore
    xpsychicheartsxon May 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a true story, the singer jim ellison lived in an apartment when he was about 10 and a girl called valerie lived above him and he thought she was the most amazing girl in the world
    bbjon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, and I know I'm wrong since bbj cleared it up, like he's in denial. Valerie was once in love with him and moved on, and he's in denial. He thinks she misses him, but she's too busy thinking about all the people she will meet, all the men she'll date, and all the fun she will have. When she ages, she loses her looks but still has all the memories of the good times she had, but doesn't remember him. He still holds that somewhere inside she loves him. Or maybe thats just me. Either way, amazing song.
    eyeon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so amazing. it makes me really sad. i guess it is about a girl named valerie, and how she could have had him, but lost her chance, and now she's the one who's lonely.
    phoebe_weatherfieldon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song while listening to a Hole bootleg. It's so amazingly pop boyish that it makes me want to cry. Material Issue is THE pop band for the 90s and I'm pretty disappointed that they haven't gotten anymore recognition than this.
    rustytheskatemakeron December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn Material issue ROCKS OUT. I need to post more of their lyrics.
    Trom12boneon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Valerie is either a hooker or a stripper. Hey, maybe she's both.
    aotdon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with bbj. It seems this is about a young boy, maybe 10 or 11, who has a crush on a beautiful college woman, and she is as Aphrodite to this boy, but to her, he's just a sweet kid. The boy holds out hope and believes she can return his feelings once he's older, but she's not waiting for him, having too much fun socializing with friends and company in her own age group.
    Flash forward and she is an adult now, and unpartnered, but cannot have a relationship with the now-older-as-well narrator because he has moved on, probably to being partnered up with someone else.
    CuteSparkinaon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm with bbj. It seems this is about a young boy, maybe 10 or 11, who has a crush on a beautiful college woman, and she is as Aphrodite to this boy, but to her, he's just a sweet kid. The boy holds out hope and believes she can return his feelings once he's older, but she's not waiting for him, having too much fun socializing with friends and company in her own age group.
    Flash forward and she is an adult now, and unpartnered, but cannot have a relationship with the now-older-as-well narrator because he has moved on, probably to being partnered up with someone else.
    CuteSparkinaon August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry bout the duplicate post. Puter acted bizarro
    CuteSparkinaon August 17, 2008   Link

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