"Virtue and Vice" as written by and Christopher Mark/robinson Robinson....
Think of me
I'll think of you
We better think
This whole thing through
Sometimes I'm so clumsy

You talk to me
I'll talk to you
You cut the fat
And we'll both chew
You know we're both hungry

I feel so alive today
That's all that I wanted to say
I hope that it stays this way
If not I will be okay

Say another prayer
Save another life
Kiss me on my head
And tell me
Everything's alright
'Cause I can say it one
Or I can shout it twice
All there really is
Is virtue and vice
Virtue and vice

Cry to me
I'll cry to you
Sometimes the pain will only do
You know I'm not kidding

You laugh with me
I'll laugh with you
At all the stupid things we do
Tomorrow we'll be happy


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"Virtue and Vice" as written by Christopher Mark Robinson Chris Robinson

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    General CommentThis one of my favorite Black Crowes songs.

    Both the words virtue and Vice have a meaning of sexuality whether its keeping or losing virginity. I wonder if that plays into the song.
    drew29on August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHIS IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITES! THE BLACK CROWES ROCK THE HOUSE EVERYTIME!! CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY SHE TALKS TO ANGELS HAS 47 COMMENTS AND ALL OF THESE GREAT WORKS ARE SKIMPED ON???... SOMETHINGS WRONG HERE.
    HaleyCroweson October 04, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think it's wrong, Haley.... "She Talks to Angels" had more mainsteam exposure than most of the Crowes library (and the song itself is very subject to interpretation). Not every comments on "She Talks to Angels" is from a fan, and one stupid comment alone will generate about 7 replies on average, so those add up quickly -- now 75+. Skimming through the rest of the songs, the vast majority of comments seem to be written by true fans.

    Regardless, this great work does deserve more than 2 comments so let me add mine...

    I respectfully disagree with Drew that the referenced "virtue" and "vice" are of a sexual nature. I think the lyrics reflect the onset of a new emotional bond with another person and how great it feels, even to the point that you don't care if it ends badly. The chorus feels like a sage reminder that whether it works out is not entirely up to either person because the only thing we can control is our own virtues (good choices) and vices (bad choices).
    PinsNeedleson August 25, 2009   Link

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