Virginia Dear

by David Stephenson

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A valiant attempt to dramatize the relationship between Edgar A. Poe and his wife Virginia.


Virginia Dear (Copyright 2010, David Stephenson)

Virginia Dear, I’ve been around
Show me a bottle and I’ll drink it down
I’ve worn down a few bar stools in Baltimore
Gaslight glow, body heat
Burn my wings, seal my fate

Virginia, our bodies aching
Our bodies slipping away
Virginia, our bodies aching
Our bodies quaking
Virginia, feel our bodies slipping away

I watched you open your throat expecting a song
When the crimson stain leapt from your mouth
And you were gone…

Forgive me Dear, I ran to town
I bought a bottle and I drank it down
And fell off my last barstool in Baltimore
G-G-G-Gaslight glow, cobble street
Break my bones, smash my face

Virginia, my body’s aching
My body’s slipping away
Virginia, my body’s aching
My body’s quaking
Virginia Feel my body slipping

Virginia, feel my body aching
My body slipping away
Virginia, feel my body aching
My body quaking
Virginia, feel my body slipping away


released June 1, 2010
Mastered by G. Schoenherr at Flying Blanket Records, Mesa, AZ



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David Stephenson Brookings, Oregon

They say you can never really go home again. In March 2011, David loaded up his car with his "girls" (as David likes to call his six string companions) and travelled down to Mesa, Arizona to record his third full-length record. The mission mantra, declared by David at the start of the session was, "blood on the microphone, blood on the console". Now you be the judge! ... more

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