"Leave Virginia Alone" as written by and Tom Petty....
Well I chased her down the alley
And over the hill to steal her will
She was as hot as Georgia asphalt
When the A crowd 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 pine tree
Makeup and pills, overdue bills

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 hands of time
Have had their way
You'll understand why it was so hard to run away

She's a loser she's a forgiver
But she still finds good where no one could
You ought to want her more than money
Cadillacs and rust diamonds and dust
So leave Virginia alone

Leave Virginia alone
She's not like you and me
She's not like you and me
So leave Virginia alone

Leave Virginia alone
She's not like you and me
She's not like you and me


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"Leave Virginia Alone" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentAdrienne Rich

    Well
    She’s long about her coming
    Who must be more merciless to herself than history
    Her mind full to the wind
    I see her plunge
    Breasted and glancing through the currents
    Taking the light upon her
    As least as beautiful as any buoy
    Or helicopter
    Poised—still coming
    Her fine blades making the air wince
    But her cargo
    No promise then
    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHearing from you is more fun that going to San Sebastian, LA, New York, Biarritz, Bayonne, Paris—or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Garcia in Barcelona
    Partly because of your silly innocence, you look like a crazier, happier St. Therese.
    Partly because of my love for you
    Partly because of your love for cookies
    Partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary

    In the warm New York four o’clock light
    We are drifting back and forth
    I look at you and I would rather look at you than at other portraits in the world
    Except possible for the Polish Rider, occasionally
    And anyway, it’s in the Frick
    Which thank heavens, you haven’t gone to yet
    So we can go together the first time
    And the fact that you move so beautifully
    More or less takes care of futurism

    It seems so many were cheated of some marvelous experience
    Which is not going to go wasted on me

    Frank O’Hara [paraphrased]
    sillybunnyon September 30, 2006   Link

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