Blue like the winter snow in the full moon
Black like the silhouettes of the trees
Late blooming flowers lie frozen underneath the stars
I want you to remember me that way

Far away... I'll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long... I don't know, will you wait for me here

Still as the river grows in December
Silent and perfect blinding ice
Spring keeps her promises
No cold can keep her back
I want you to remember me that way

Far away... I'll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long... I don't know, but wait for me here
Follow... don't follow me
To where
To where I go

Far away... I'll be gone, will you wait for me here
How long... I don't know, will you wait for me here
Follow... don't follow me, to where I have gone
Follow... don't follow me, to where I have gone
Someday you'll take my place
And I'll wait
For you there


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Frozen Charlotte song meanings
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    MemoryI purchased this album when it first came out and was very drawn to this song. It was mysterious, haunting and beautiful.

    In 2009 I delievered my beautiful stillborn daughter, Jillian. This song speaks to me when I think about her and our brief meeting...she was frozen in time and we have been seperated by death. I have more living to do before I can follow her into heaven.



    blackandblue80on September 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLike wearing the warm coat of a dearly departed relation. A gorgeous melancholy song.
    endofthelinejoelon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree. The landscape she describes is so cold, yet not lonely...beacuse it is so beautiful
    beautifulcowon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSome old porcelain dolls were called “Frozen Charlotte” dolls because they were stiff and not bendable at the joints.
    One thought was that this song was about abuse. “Blue…Black…Still…Silent” So she left, maybe died, or just left the relationship. But even though she left ugly, she was beautiful once and will be again and wants to be remembered that way. (“Late blooming flowers lie frozen underneath the stars… Spring keeps her promises/No cold can keep her back”)

    I don’t know, maybe it’s just my dour take on the song. :)
    ophelia52on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOr...maybe it's a dour take on you stealing my name!!!!

    I kid. :)
    ophelia219on March 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can picture a mum singing this to her daughter because shes so battered and bruised that she can't go on and shes going to die. "follow" dont follow me to where i have gone. she wants her daughter to remember her in the most beautiful ways possible. and the bit at the end theyre meeting when the daughter dies. the daughters taking the mothers place and the mothers waiting for her. i dunno i know thats not what the songs about, dont even know if that made sense but it just says that to me. jsut a thought.
    BillytheKid.on July 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlike the daughters too young to understand so the mums like wait for me here as a sort of way to get the daughter not to give up to keep her going and strong. the daughters first instinct is - follow mum- man im sorry thats so sad, i dunno im just rambling now
    BillytheKid.on July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've listened to this song many many times, and loved it as a perfectly serene song of winter. But looking at it now, it has just occurred to me what it could be about - the chord it suddenly strikes in me.

    It's Persephone singing to her mother, Demeter, as she is taken away each year to the underworld. The depth of mourning which they feel, mother and daughter, as the harsh reality of their world forces them apart, as the daughter of spring grows up and meets her fate. It's almost as if the daughter has been so disillusioned that she's become older than the mother, and is trying to protect her from what she has to endure - "Follow... don't follow me, to where I have gone."

    I've wondered before why those early cultures felt the desire to create such elaborate mythologies to follow the great mysteries of nature, but here, perhaps I can understand that desire.
    Heliamphoraon September 22, 2006   Link

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