Song of the Hour: “Wait for Me Virginia” by Hollis Brown


‘Wait for Me Virginia’ is really three songs within one. Brown begins the song singing from the perspective of a convict on the run, imploring his wife and kid to wait for him. Next, he takes on a persona ostensibly more close to his heart, that of a musician on tour, lamenting that his girl has to wait for him. Finally, Brown sings as a soldier in the Middle East, counting down the days until his wife doesn’t have to wait for him anymore. The verses are short, the chorus is simple, but the effect is powerful.

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