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Virginia Plain - Roxy Music

Virginia Plain

The Best Of Roxy Music
glam rock 70s rock classic rock art rock

According to the Virginia Plain Songfacts, lead singer Bryan Ferry took the song's title from a painting he did titled "Virginia Plain," when he was an art student. It featured a huge packet of Virginia Slims cigarettes with a picture of Andy Warhol superstar Baby Jane Holzer on the front, standing in the middle of a plain.

Roxy Music is a British art rock group which formed in 1971 in London, England. Led throughout by Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards), the band attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their 1972 eponymous debut album. Over its time, the band has been highly influential as leading proponents of the more genre-bending, musically-sophisticated elements of glam rock, as well as providing a model for many new wave acts and experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. Show more ...

Virginia Plain - Roxy Music


Make me a deal and make it straight
All signed and sealed, iґll take it
To robert E. Lee iґll show it
I hope and pray he donґt blow it ґcause
Weґve been around a long time just try try try tryinґ to
Make the big time...
Take me on a roller coaster
Take me for an airplane ride
Take me for a six days wonder but donґt you
Donґt you throw my pride aside besides
Whatґs real and make believe
Baby janeґs in acapulco we are flyinґ down to rio

Throw me a line iґm sinking fast
Clutching at straws canґt make it
Havana sound weґre trying hard edge the hipster jiving
Last picture shows down the drive-in
Youґre so sheer youґre so chic
Teenage rebel of the week
Flavours of the mountain steamline
Midnight blue casino floors
Dance the cha-cha through till sunrise
Open up exclusive doors oh wow!
Just like flamingos look the same
So me and you, just we two got to search for something new
Far beyond the pale horizon
Some place near the desert strand
Where my studebaker takes me
Thatґs where iґll make my stand but wait
Canґt you see that holzer mane?
Whatґs her name virginia plain