Oh Virginia

A girl of sixteen weds a boy barely a man

In 42 they ship him off to fight Japan

He fought with valor, was true and brave

His comrades in arms he tried to save

The bullets they tore through his body and clothes

With his last breath of life they sent him home

Oh Virginia where does your love lie

Oh Virginia they sent him home to die

You lost a love you cannot replace

A life of loneliness you have embraced

A warm summer’s day late in June

You received the notice of his mortal wounds

Although it read he was coming to you

Your insight told you death would be soon

He died alone never to recover

You gained a broken heart and lost your only lover

Oh Virginia where does your love lie

Oh Virginia they sent him home to die

You lost a love you cannot replace

A life of loneliness you have embraced

 Your brothers they all returned from the war

But men of prestige took what you had before

Your life and love, the breath of your soul

Ripped from your hands by bullet holes

Mourned so deep for your love denied

Into the house he built you went to hide

Oh Virginia where does your love lie

Oh Virginia they sent him home to die

You lost a love you cannot replace

A life of loneliness you have embraced

Never to know the love of another man

Never to forgive the fate of death’s hand

You denied your passion with a house and yard

Buried in obsessions, pushing love away far

Your bothers are gone, no family is left

And you wait to be with your love at rest

Oh Virginia where does your love lie

Oh Virginia they sent him home to die

You lost a love you cannot replace

A life of loneliness you have embraced

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