Friday, April 08, 2016

The Man Who Lost Virginia

SIDE A:
• “Lovely Shipmate”
• “The Lolly Was the Sign”
• “On the Footpath”
• “The Kind Sesh”

SIDE B:
• “Audience of Faust”
• “Red Wig, Black Wig”
• “Empty Conversation”
• “The Man Who Lost Virginia”

“The Man Who Lost Virginia”

What a beaut / And how she shone
Hazel eyes under blonde moonlight
You gave your all / And your all she liked
Soft sighs of a Tivoli night

Her arm / Your waist
A walk to Café Diém
Your arm / Her waist
Seizing days you see them

You lost that state of mind
and lost that state of mine
That man — that man, he lost Virginia

That romp / And sway
Gasps upon the burning floor
Release... / Decay...
Ennui creeping through the door

You fret / Worries hang
About bringing home the bacon, you
Toil on / Blind to see
There’s no one home to bring it to

You lost that state of mind
and lost that state of mine
That man — that man, he lost Virginia