"Sweet Virginia" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
I couldn't tell
The weight of the world
Was on your shoulders
Couldn't tell you were unhappy,
You were unwell
I go along like nothing is wrong
No need to worry
Too late to feel sorrow
Upon borrowed time
Then now there's no answers
No easy way out
Take it all if you want
Take it all if you want

If you know how to run
Sweet Virginia, you should run
If you know how to play
Sweet Virginia, you should play
If you know how to say
Sweet Virginia, you should say
If you know how to be
Be without me, you should be
You should be

I couldn't see
It seems I don't learn or get the message
Don't know you you carry it all by yourself
How can it be
It doesn't belong, it's so not funny
This vintage of violence again on parade
And now there's no wonder
No shelter from shame
Be alone if you want
Be alone if you want

If you know how to run
Sweet Virginia, you should run
If you know how to play
Sweet Virginia, you should play
If you know how to say
Sweet Virginia, you should say
If you know how to be
Be without me, you should be
You should be


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"Sweet Virginia" as written by Paul Blackburn Ian Thomas Ball

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentPerson knows someone who is suffering but didn't pick up on it. Could be violence or whatever but the narrator thinks he should have payed attention and helped. The main theme is guilt for not paying attention.
    Eskimo_8on July 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAww, man. This song is so great. Yeah he thinks he failed her, and so is letting her go. But, sortof letting her go in the hope she will stay..
    tenfingerson January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song lunches me out I can't hear the ending without feeling like the whole day has been surreal.

    Maybe there is a surreal theme in the song that comes from the guilt like since he can't look at the relationship anymore since everything is changed now that doubt is revealed and released into his mind.

    He thinks he should have talked about it more or done something different to help her out but doesn't think its his place ("it doesnt belong") for something, which would have to be personal, in her life; like her past or family; something that she may have warned him about but he brushed it off at the time and that's a big source of the guilt since he had a chance.

    He is worried she is embarrased now that the truth is out and she might do something like break up with him soon and in her "confession" or whatever it is that tells the songwriter she is stressed out, she just gave him the reason for the breakup to gel in his mind and prepare him for the end since she is no longer devoting time to him

    "The weight of the world was on your shoulders...
    You were unhappy"
    I dont think she's unhappy about him I think it's her life at the moment and she made a mistake by having him as a boyfriend when she needs to focus on other shit.

    I know it's vauge lyrics but its obvious she's under pressure, he's guilty he didn't notice this pressure before it broke her, and there is doubt about the future.
    Shep420on July 28, 2006   Link

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