"VIRGINIA, YOU'RE PRETTY" [2009]


I’ve got twenty dollars in the gas tank

It’s my parents’ money, anyway

If we drive out west to Winchester

We can watch the mountains slide away

I guess we leave come summertime

So for now let’s sing our sweet songs

On a hilltop high above this small town

That I’ve called my home for too long

 

Virginia, you’re pretty

And I’m glad to have known you

But I’m leaving to make a new start

Dark days are long gone

I’ve grown up and moved on

I’m fixin’ to fix up my heart

 

I spent four long years in a high school

Reading books of love and of war

Waiting patiently for the right girl to come

And to teach me what’s less and what’s more

So I’m studying maps of the East coast

Deciding where it is I’d like to go now

New York sounds comely this time of year

Friends, I’d love you if I only knew how

 

Virginia, you’re pretty

And I’m glad to have known you

But I’m leaving to make a new start

Dark days are long gone

I’ve grown up and moved on

I’m fixin’ to fix up my heart