The Virgin

 

written by Gene Clark

 

B			F#	E		B					
She went off to the city to find what she was looking for
		F#		E		B				
To identify, and to really try to find herself some more
				F#
With the summer sun for laughing
		E
Then the winter rains did pour
		B		F#		E		B	
She was lovelier from learning and from living loving more
				F#
From her dancing loving young soul
		E		B
And the gypsies in her dreams
			F#									
To the pulse of stark acceptance
		E		B
When the winds begun to freeze	
					F#								
With no curfews left to hold her
	E									
And no walls to shield her pain
	B			F#
Finding out that facts were older
		E		B
And that life forms are insane
			F#		
The presence of protection seemed 
	E		B
to fade as did her doubt
			F#
That she was now no exception
		E			B							
Nor was the lover who pushed her out
				F#
Though the streets cried out "go home" sick
		E
Virtue strength of mind would ring
	B		F#
In the melodies of meaning	
		E			B			
The sad songs she learned to sing
				F#
Now her teachers and philosophers 
	E		B
And the poet's silver throat
				F#							
Are the vessels which on wisdom's
	E		B
Karmic ocean she will float
		F#
Was this her revolution
			E		
Just a child in love's crusade?
		B		F#
With the question in her innocence
				B	
Through the lies her eyes betrayed

From the album commonly known as White Light