"Rebecca DeVille" as written by and Mason Stewart Jennings....
Last night the willows stopped weeping

Everything sat hushed and still

And while my body lay sleeping

I dreamt of Rebecca DeVille



Now I wonder if she was a real girl

Did she die when I awoke

I sleep straight through to tomorrow

And look for her till I go broke



I found myself by the highway

That I ride in on in my dreams

I met her while I was hitchhiking

From England to New Orleans



She rode shotgun but staid facing me

And I laid down in the back

I fell in love somewhere near Illinois

And she said she loved me right back



Anybody

Has anybody seen my little girlie round

I last saw her in New Orleans

I can't find her now



I stepped into the nearest twilight bar

To ask if anyone knew

The whereabouts of my Rebecca DeVille

The bartender said that he knew



He said that just a few weeks ago

She hitched a ride out west

With a man that he'd show her the big time

Said he would show he the best



He stopped the car two miles down the road

And he put a gun to her head

And raped her of all that she ever had

When Rebecca was found she was dead



Anybody

Has anybody seen my little girlie round

I last saw her in New Orleans

I can't find her now



Anybody

Has anybody seen my little girlie round

I last saw her in New Orleans

I can't find her now



Low doesn't even begin

To describe the shape that I am in

But you can dream in both directions

Bring the past back again



So maybe I can find her

Before heaven goes and hides her

Hope can keep her from going

Away



But I saw her again

It was a Sunday evening

She had flagged a ride

It was a Lincoln Continental

And she was on the passenger side

She had hold of the handle



I said Rebecca don't go

It's not what it seems



I said Rebecca don't go

It's not what it seems

Take my word darling

And drop out of this dream



She said

He's going to

Big City

And I'm going too



You know how that is with me



I said STOP



Don't you get in the car

Don't you get in the car

Cuz I won't be coming back

If you get in the back



Don't you get in the car

Don't you get in the car

Cuz I won't be coming back

If you get in the back



My sweetheart

My sweetheart



I will just stay away

Six years or baby?

Till I loose your memory

All that you've meant to me



Cuz I can't stand to see this

I can't stand to see this

I can't stand to see this





She got inside

Waved good-bye

And I watched the tail lights

Dance like candle light



And they went...



Good-bye

My sweetheart

Good-bye

My sweetheart



Anybody

Has anybody seen my little girlie round

I last saw her in New Orleans

I can't find her now


Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

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    General CommentThis is a pretty powerful song. It's about dreaming about a girl. Whether the girl is real or not, we are not sure, but she ran away. He is deeply in love with her and searching everywhere for her. Only to find out:

    He stopped the car two miles down the road
    And he put a gun to her head
    And raped her of all that she ever had
    When Rebecca was found she was dead

    Reading this again, i wonder if this is about someone Mason knows?
    secrettweakeron June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about a dream of a girl he fell in love with (presumably just in the dream) but we're left to wonder with "Now I wonder if she was a real girl, Did she die when I awoke?" The story goes that when he went to look for her, she had left with some man who promised her fame, only to rape her (physically or not, open for interpretation), and she left him behind for this promise of fortune, only to meet her demise.
    by the way, there is a few discrepancies in these lyrics, more accurate can be found at masonjennings.com

    i think this, like a lot of mason's work, are not about himself or people he knows (although they very well could be), but moreso just an example of mason's extraordinary ability of storytelling.
    leeneron November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is definetly a dream that he will dream every night until he saves her
    GTettoon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is : "I will just stay away/ Six years or *maybe eight*"
    This song is just another example of Mason's amazing work. It's about a guy who meets a girl and goes to find her only to find out that she was killed while hitchhiking. He's haunted by a dream of this and continues to relive the dream, constantly trying to save his Rebecca Deville.
    I think that the part where he says, "Now I wonder if she was a real girl, Did she die when I awoke?" is about how he wonders if his love for her was real or not. They were separated and went their separate ways until she died, so he may be asking himself whether or not his love for her was as real as it is in his vivid dreams, or if it will just disappear when he wakes up, making her just a memory.
    greyicewater33on May 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't really about dream; it's about dreaming about if a dream is real or if it's not...dream inside of a dream. Lucid dreaming. Maybe memories of real life or another life in a dream. But it's not "a dream". Get it?
    NathanWestwoodon August 11, 2016   Link

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