House in Virginia
We love to see you, Emma
Red velvet chairs for you to sit on, Emma
Blue cobalt teacups every shape, every size
Your favorite designs
White flawed enamel pots
And a place on the shelf for everything you've got
When are you coming to stay?
Say that you'll never go away
Porch swings and everything
Your favorite pets, they're everywhere
Willow trees and a cool breeze
Lemonade, freshly squeezed
Sun-thickened linseed oil
Is studio equipped for brooding
Alcohol and turpentine somehow you find it soothing

She stands at the full length
Admiring herself in her grandmother's hat
She says, when she gets her strength
She's flying away and she's never coming back
I am done, I am done, I am done, I'm undone

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"House in Virginia" as written by Jason Falkner Brendan Benson

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    General Commenti think this song encompasses the dream house and the simple "olden days of living". He makes it seem like everything will always be ok in this kind of safe-haven and denies reality. she doesn't want to live like that.
    guidosrevengeon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit looks like hes in love, and he does everything he can to keep her happy and and believes her to be, but she just doesnt love him in return, and he realises this at the end.
    team_cooperon June 19, 2003   Link

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