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up in time for the sunrise
cross the dunes hear the sound of breaking waves
and Virginia boys

running by the ocean
or taking a kayak on the bay
just to start the day

Virginia boys feel right at home out on the water
sunburned backs and sand between there toes
there's a certain pride that comes from living by the tides
so lets make some noise
for Virginia boys

still ya got a make a living
out in the sun you wipe sweat from your face
need a cigarette break
or sittin' in an office
cross-eyed from staring at a screen
you start losing steam

Virginia boys have got a lot of weight to carry
sometimes it makes them feel so all alone
someone should build a monument from all this brick and stone
come on make some noise
for Virginia boys

Virginia boys are hard to categorize
like a good Brunswick stew it takes all kinds
cool like Timbaland or Mr. A to Z
sailin' hard a starboard like Cuccinelli

dark business suits or graphic tees
baggy cargo shorts down past their knees
tight bike shorts or a crisp uniform
BRMS jacket to keep you warm

but there's one think in common that keeps us tight (what's that?)
VA boys got a hearty appetite (oh yeah!)
soft shelled crab and a bottle of beer
big hunk of venison, yo that's a deer

love me some biscuits, gravy and Virginia ham
reach in the water grab yourself a clam
well I could eat hush puppies by the scoop
but I'll take a pass on the peanut soup

Virginia boys are free as county highways
wild as a summer thunderstorm
their spirit cannot be destroyed
they know the pain they know the joy
they know they'll always be Virginia boys

hiking up the hill side
underneath you make your way
to catch the final rays


from williamsville demos, released May 8, 2012
P. Merritt



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