Black Monday,
Is coming around again
And it feels like a friend
Who just won't take a hint, 'cause it's

Hangin' me up, and it's
Hangin' around
And I'm feeling far too lost to feel too profound
And the tone of my voice is the loneliest sound
And my Heroes have all become pathetic clowns
And I'm feeling far too lost to feel too profound

My friend Kate,
You laugh like a tidal wave
But Charlie don't surf,
On your laughter, on Black Monday, and the

Shadows I feel, are the
Shadows in me
And not even your face or your beautiful smile
Or the curve of your breasts or your laughing bright eyes
Could make me beleive I'm a winner tonight
When Monday morning is just outta sight,
Yeah Monday morning is just outta sight.

Well I know a story,
About a man who couldn't see past his finger tips
To reach out and touch it
Was just too much like he needs it
And I know a woman
Who reached out to me and all she got were my barb wire hands
And I won't be too proud
If she can't depend on me when Black Monday stats comin' 'round

My friend Kate,
You are sad, and beautiful
And the way I am
Has never been too good for us, 'cause I'm

Too blind to hear, and I'm
Too deaf to see.
But I still have a voice that can call out your name
With a gut full of beer and a head full of pain
I can lie in your arms and be lovers again
And thank God Tuesday morning is just hours away
Thank God Tuesday Morning is just hours away, Yeah

And do you know,
I won't let you down, let you down
Rest your head,
When I come around, come around

Do you know,
You can count on me, count on me
Laugh out loud,
I see what you see, what you see

Do you know,
I won't let you down, let you down
Rest your head,
When I come around, come around

Do you know,
You can count on me, count on me
Laugh out loud,
I see what you see, what you see

Na, Na, na na, na na na, na na na
Na, Na, Na na, na na na, na na na
Na, Na, na na, na na na, na na na
Na, Na, Na na, na na na, na na na


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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs, my friend Tom used to sing it to me, my name is Kate by the way, and he and l had a doomed attraction and l'd always called him CHUCK [derived from charlie brown..cause l was a peppermint patty type: later we knew the song and charlie don't surf..spoke to us]
    basically l always thought it was a guy there was nothing wrong with, but a guy nothing ever ever went right for, and the kate couldnt like him... but he was still there for her [hoping she'd see him for what he was] and it didnt work for them... but he was still good to her as a friend... l dunno l take this song way way way too personally because l'm kate in every instance of the girl, l'm sad, but l laugh, l'm a paradox and this song is kinda written in riddles.
    katerxdaisyon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've been wondering about this song for years. Here is my humble opinion. Black Monday refers to a stock market crash. Several Black Mondays have taken place like in 1929, 1987, and 2001 the first Monday after 9/11. Mondays are often dreaded because people have had time to speculate and panic about stocks over the weekend. They are often occur one week after another. I believe that this song refers to the crash of 1987 which started in South Eastern Asian Markets and then rode the time zones like a tidal wave until it hit the US in the morning. Charlie Don't Surf refers to a line in the movie Apocolypse Now when a character mentions that Charlie (the vietcong) doesn't surf on a beach they are looking to take. That's what makes me think of the 87 crash. Also, crashes like in 29 have been partially caused by frivolous spending habits/ buying on credit, etc. hence the I knew a man who couldn't see past his fingertips portion. "To reach out and touch it was just too much like he needs it" He has barbed wire hands because he is starved and his hands have become a maze of veins interrupted by the knuckles, resembling barbed wire. His internal worries and struggle is only compounded by the fact that he is afraid of losing his wife, possibly Kate. He is practicing what to say in order to convince her that he will always find a way to take care of her. Just some food for thought.
    avg823on August 14, 2008   Link

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