"Vernie" as written by Thomas Rogers Stevens, Christopher John Thorn, Shannon Hoon, Brad Smith and Glen Graham....
Is this the place that I want to be
Is it you who I want to see
Holding on, hold it high, show me everything
And you're leaving me, yeah you're leaving me
You're leaving me with a hated identity

But I keep on a comin' here and standing in this state
And I'm never really sure if you'll take what I'm saying the right way
But I'm not appalled or afraid verbal pocket play
Is as discreet as I can muster up to be
Because the Cadillac that's sittin' in the back
It isn't me
Oh, no, no, no it isn't me
I'm more at home in my galaxie

Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess

And you're leaving me
And you're leaving me
you're leaving me with a hated identity

No no no no it isn't me
No no no no it isn't me
No it isn't me
I'm more at home in my galaxie


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"Vernie" as written by Shannon Hoon Glen Graham

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Blind Melon songs. I love the slow tempo and brilliant lyrics that paint a picture. Its really a great song. I think this band was underrated. They were very good!
    Joedudeon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe best part of this song is when hes like...Tee hee hee hee, Tee hee hee hee, then roaming through the cupboard.....
    TransparentSunChildon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of my cousin that just died...
    :(
    TransparentSunChildon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts about his grandmother Vernie who he was really close to. i really like this song. Vernie goes to his vigil every year. i thought taht was kinda cool.
    k9ttyk1ton September 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts about his grandmother Vernie who he was really close to. i really like this song. Vernie goes to his vigil every year. i thought taht was kinda cool.
    k9ttyk1ton September 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn live concerts he says that vernie is a little old lady that lives in Indiana. I had no Idea that it was Shannons Grandma.
    incogneteauon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of this girl im in love with she has a beautifull heart...
    spemcc123on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVernie is a fabulously delirious song. The way it shifts from a warbling, kind of blurred atmosphere, mixed with Shannon's unique way of describing his view of things, to the shift into memory lane of roaming through Vernie's cupboard jars, and peanuts in a pile, with Elvis down the aisle singing gallantly, is amazing, and it's quite evident that Shannon always kept good memories of his grandmother, with the little things bringing her to mind. The song is one, that if people didn't know that Shannon was singing about his grandmother, would maybe confuse some, but thats part of the beauty of Vernie. It's disorienting...I have seen and heard a couple live performances of the song, and sometimes prior to it, Shannon would say, "This song's about a little old lady who always told me to keep it simple, stupid".
    Hoon4Everon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShannon once said this is a song about keeping it simple stupid!
    This is my most favoritest of all Blind Melon songs!
    Cleanrusson May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Shannon's grandmother, Vernie, who lives in Lafayette, Indiana. Shannon described her as "a beautiful simple woman who loves God, her family, and her garden." "She's just very simple and doesn't take a lot of things for granted. That sums up her beauty. She always says, 'I love you' when you depart from her presence, because she always feels like that's the last time you could ever see each other."

    She comes to his vigil on his birthday annually.
    Negrumon September 07, 2010   Link

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