"Red in the Morning" as written by and Brian Fallon....
Let it ride, let it ride, let it roll off your mind
Don't say a single world, get back inside
Let me drive, let me drive, disappear in the night
Like I was a ghost in your dreams

And it was all completely wrong, Virginia
You were much too much for me
I was a boy on the lawn, with his eyes to the sky
You were Garbo, smoke, and deceit

And it was Saturday, September, and fire
It was a backdrop set in your smile
It was all I could want in the sway of the song
I was haunted for so many years

Let it ride, let it ride, let it roll off your mind
Don't say a single world, get back inside
Let me drive, let me drive, disappear in the night
Like I was a ghost in your dreams

Say goodbye, say goodbye, give a kiss and a sigh
Never, never, never bring me back to your mind
Let it slide, slide, roll off your mind
Like I was a movie you'd seen

And it was all just a crime, Virginia
Let your fire be mercy to me
I was a boy in your arms, safe in your arms
And you swore like a promise to me

That I would never, never, never leave your heart
No I would never, never, never leave your heart
But where are you now, I can still feel you now
And I hear all your songs in the breeze

Let it ride, let it ride, let it roll off your mind
Don't say a single world, get back inside
Let me drive, let me drive, disappear in the night
Like I was a ghost in your dreams

Say goodbye, say goodbye, give a kiss and a sigh
Never, never, never bring me back to your mind
Let me slide, slide, roll off your mind
Like I was a movie you'd seen

Let it ride


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"Red in the Morning" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentI can't decide if this is about a girl or a hometown. They're from NJ but I suppose Virginia is more poetic as it is also a girl's name. Hmm.
    lrb85on December 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe title is from the old ditty "red at night, sailors delight, red at morning sailors take warning"
    I think it's really interesting how Red At Night is a much more peaceful song with just acoustic guitar, because the phrase red at night refers to peaceful sailing. Red at morning refers to a storm, and with the electric guitar and much faster pace this song definitly is more stormy than it's counterpart.
    jaredyankeeon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a sort of continuation from "Red at Night."
    In that one, he seems to be talking about doing something foolish and now it may have not worked out, but how it was a blessing in disguise. Personally, I feel like he married or simply started dating a woman, and things weren't working, but he was foolish and blind to it. Then, she left him, which is what this song is about. It also makes sense with the whole "night/day" thing. Though, the first song took place in January according to the lyrics, and this one in September, so it wasn't just one night. I just think that's how they fit together.
    julieblackon July 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAny idea what Garbo is or what it means here?
    mccmitchell357on May 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment@mccmitchell357 ~ Garbo as in Gretta Garbo, silver screen actress. I think it's pretty self explanatory considering Gaslight's typical themes/imagery. He was a boy on the lawn with his eyes to the sky, she was Garbo and smoke and deceit. She was a femme fatale. He was young/naive and she was a woman who promised him she'd always love him, then ripped his heart out and walked away with no sense of remorse.
    YourLoversWereLiarson June 27, 2012   Link

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