4. Virginia Plain


Make me a deal – and make it straight

All signed and sealed – I’ll take it
To Robert E. Lee I’ll show it
I hope and pray he don’t blow it – ‘cos

We’ve been around a long time
Just trying to make the big time

Take me on a roller-coaster
Take me for an airplane ride
Take me for a six day wonder
But don’t you throw my pride aside – besides

What’s real and make-believe
Baby Jane’s in Acapulco
We’re all flying down to Rio

Throw me a line – I’m sinking fast
Clutching at straws – can’t make it
Havana sound we’re trying
Hard-edge the hipster jiving – oh oh
Last picture shows down the drive-in

You’re so sheer
You’re so chic
Teenage rebel of the week

Flavours of the mountain streamline
Midnight blue casino floors
Dance the cha-cha through till sunrise
Opens up exclusive doors – oh wow

Just like flamingoes 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
That’s where I’ll make my stand – but wait

Can’t you see that Holzer mane
What’s her name
Virginia Plain