No one knows where
I buried my sweet Virgina Madison
The winter chill falls over me
And keeps me numb inside
Under the moon by the edge of town
The quietly waits for me
I promised it wouldn't be too long
Till I returned to sleep with her
She says she don't wanna live no more
Well I don't mind
No I don't mind
So now I'm waitin' for the crack of dawn
To head on back there
To the place where me and her will always be
Now I got my Sunday vest
And I'm headed out that door
Dig my fingers deep in soil just to get to her
All dressed in black and she's so pale
She's waiting there for me
A blanket of soil covers us
To fall asleep in eternity
And now I close my eyes
When I awake with a snap it was all a dream
I gotta empty bottle of something under me
I gotta really bad headache
My clothes are soaking wet
At times like this I wish I hadn't slept
Star locked gaze, uneasy hands
Then the dream fades away
And leaves my head
Another riddle another dream
Another fucked up fantasy
Gotta learn to stay away from all this tv


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    General Commenti think this song is for a dead lover, Vigrina Madison. she has died and left him feeling completly dead inside. He wastes his life away wanting to be dead with her, drinking and watching t.v. I think that he also is counting down the days until he can be with her, or maybe he plans to go to her grave to commit suicide on her grave to be with her. It's a great song and their new CD "An american paradox" just came out and i have it ordered from amazon.com, and i encourage every punk fan to go out and get it.
    fletcherjhson April 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits awesome, this song is also on life in the fat lane
    alec stevenson June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about an imaginary dream girl that comes to life when jason is drinking and he has a story that continues every drunken night, great song i may add.
    firstarsbrnwhiteon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a crazy dream.
    Musically, the guitar riffs in this song are insane. The guys from Strung Out are so talented they bring a whole new perspective to punk.
    Synepon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStrung Outa are one of my favorite bands but this song fucking sucks...I dunno what it is, but the this song annoys the living hell out of me.
    teenagefuckupon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. this song is the best. i heard it on the life in the fat lane comp cd and i'm about to get the new album. i think it's about a girl who commited suicide and the singer misses her so much that he dreams that he dies too so he can see her again. he then blames the drink on alcohol and an overactive imagination. i agree, this song takes punk to another level guitarwise. outstanding. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit could be about a movie this guy sees on the TV and when he starts drinking he passes out and dreams the movie is his life. He feels all the anguish of losing his lover and burying her, maybe in some ways this mirrors his life or is a 'fucked up fantasy', like he wishes he could fall asleep for eternity or have someone he really loves, even if he has to mourn them. When he wakes up the 'dream fades away' and leaves him confused and depressed wishing he had stayed 'away from all this TV', he knows the drinking is bad and that cant keep escaping to these fantasies but he can't help himself because it sounds like it has happened many times :'at times like this i wish i hadnt slept...'
    Ultravioleton July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really agree with xpankfrisst, especially if you read the lyrics to "Razorblades," which would sort of be on the same theme.
    fletcherjhson July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexhumation is the process of unearthing a corpse. this song is about how he has a fucked up subconscious, and it gives him weird dreams/fantasies when he is drinking, such as this one where he dreams he has gone to dig up his lover who commited suicide so he can bury himself with her. when he wakes up from the dream, he doesnt understand where it came from, and blames it on his fucked up subconscious, which he thinks has been warped by the mass media, hence "Ive gotta learn to stay away from all this tv."
    sevendaysushion September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with most of you guys except for the suicide part. It's obvious that in his fucked up subconscious mind / dream / drunken haze / whatever you want to call it, that he killed her, or wishes he could kill her would be the better thing to say. You can see it in the first lines: "No one knows where I buried my sweet Virgina Madison." We've all seen enough TV to know that he would only be burying her if he were the one who had killed her and wanted to hide it or keep her to himself. If she had committed suicide she would be having a funeral and people would know where his "sweet Virgina" was buried. Too me it sounds like that in the dark side of his subconscious he wishes he could kill her to keep her to himself in the peaceful state she would be in. Maybe in the reality of the song, if that makes sense, Virginia Madison is someone who he cares about but she doesn’t care about him the way he expects her too. And one night he gets so wasted that he had these thoughts that are justified by how trashed he got. Pretty f'd up huh? I think this song represents the psychotic side in his mind that that comes from being in love with someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you. And as always Jason does a kick ass job expressing how he fells through music. I love strung out a lot, but this song is a little bit too fucked up for my liking, but it's got some killer music and some catchy vocals nonetheless.
    50punk50on October 05, 2002   Link

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