"Charlie" as written by and Brian Timothy Finn....
History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
Don't say the words you might regret
I've lost before you know I can't forget

There was a girl I used to know
She dealt my love a savage blow
I was so young, too blind to see
But anyway that's History

(I say) History never repeats
I Tell myself before I go to sleep
Don't say the words you might regret
I've lost before you know I can't forget

You say I always played the fool
I can't go on if that's the rule
Better to jump than hesitate
I need a change and I can't wait

History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart (ah-ar)

History never repeats
History never repeats

Deep in the night it's all so clear
I lie awake with great ideas
Lurking about in no-man's land
I think at last I understand

History never repeats
I tell myself before I go to sleep
And there's a light shining in the dark
Leading me on towards a change of heart (ah-ar)
Never repeats
Never repeats
Never repeats
Hey hey, hey


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"Charlie" as written by Brian Timothy Finn

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    General CommentFor heavens sake wake up Charlie


    I'm listening to the version on She Will Have Her Way, so it's more like from a female's point of view.

    So anyway, I think she killed this Charlie guy?
    And she's all sorry and whatever, and she only did it because they were both drunk and she never meant to actually kill him.
    Charlie might have been having an affair, when it says 'I was eaten up with jealousy, bones to pick and rumours to feed'.

    BUT of course because it was written by males, either Charlie is a girl in some sort of relationship with the guy the song is coming from, or Charlie is a guy who was maybe messing around with this guy's girlfriend and then guy got drunk and angry and killed him. But that doesn't sound so likely because it talks about a 'sunlight halo, you look wonderful' and guys don't usually talk like that to each other.

    Lol, not rly sure about that one.
    : )
    loveyoubyeon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree that this song is about a girlfriend being killed. i think the last verse is the singer waking up ("sunlight halo") and realising what hes done.
    Midvalleyon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFYI Charlie is a common girl name in New Zealand

    The guy was drunk, became enraged with jealousy, physically abused Charlie like he had before, but took it to far this last time and is now somewhat in denial about it.
    John2Nhojon October 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most haunting, moving and chilling songs I have ever heard. Clearly, the singer killed Charlie, whomever she/he was, and as the song ends, the singer is only just coming to terms with what they've done. So, so, so sad. Amazing song.
    Ttricketton November 23, 2014   Link

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