Your current lyrics are missing the first half of the song. Just listen to it and it's obvious. The link below has the correct lyrics....
You did nothing to deserve this
God didn't treat you square
Oh it all slipped through your fingers
And it all seems so unfair

And your girlfriend, she's in high school
She says she loves you a lot
Lord knows she can't support you
So you better sell more pot

And now you're standing at the station
Tryin' to take what I ain't got to give
Oh and I'm so sorry Charlie
I've got my own life to live
So you just call your friends at college
Wonder why you didn't stay
And my boss is coming down soon Chuck
He's drunk and you can't stay
No, you can't stay

Sorry Charlie -- Sorry Charlie -- Oww!

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    Lyric CorrectionWhy has noone mentioned the fact there is a whole first part of the song missing? Here are the lyrics...

    Things didn't work out the way you had planned it
    Things fell apart at the seams
    Whats yours is what you took with you
    and what you have has shattered their dreams
    and now your cold and sleepy
    Christ, how did it come to this?
    Hold on to those you thought were your loved ones
    they'll be the ones you miss
    And now your standing at the station trying to take what I ain't got to give
    oh and I'm so sorry Charlie I got my own live to live
    Just call your friends at college wonder why you didn't stay
    and my boss is coming down soon Chuck he's drunk and you cant stay
    no you cant stay

    Don't understand why someone would put up half the song but oh well here is the first part of the brilliant song!
    QueenWeenon January 24, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about human nature and the duality of all things he had a really good friend charlie who tried to escape the system but ended up on the streets "the goin gets tough from the get go go tables turned lessons learned you get burned for pliay8ing by the rules" could have been charlie's inclincation or atleast part of it the system controls us all but its about gener's frusturatoin with himself and all he wants is to help his friend and he fucking fhates the system to but he cant anymore and he doesnt want to say no but he has to its really sad i think charlie was their drug dealer
    firstfever11ston July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so desperately dreary... I wonder who Charlie was.
    majestikmoose9on September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti disagree:
    I feel like the song is ween sick of charlie complaining all the time. basically, this song is almost sarcastic. "im so sorry charlie, i got my own life to live, so just call your friends at college..." i think they are sick of their drug dealer selling them drugs because hes always bitchin about how his life sucks and ween just says "sorry, charlie"...
    StallionintheRift12on October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song for a beginning guitar player to learn.
    GTonyon September 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRemember, this was written by Deaner when he was around 20 years old. Back when they were unknown and he was just a gas jockey, in the same vein as Pumpin' 4 The Man. A friend of theirs left them behind to go to college, but failed out, started selling pot and mooching off people, and came back looking to Deaner for help. Deaner doesn't feel too sympathetic for the guy and doesn't have a lot to give him. Charlie probably didn't have time when he was in college, and now he's back looking for Deaner's help, who's been stuck in New Hope pumping gas all this time.

    Charlie's the irresponsible college dropout, while Deaner's the poor, hard working guy who doesn't feel too sorry for him, i.e, "just call your friends at college, wonder why you didn't stay, my boss is coming down soon Chuck, he's drunk so you can't stay".
    rufonzon November 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThere's actually a live version of this song on Youtube where Deaner, when introducing the song, says "It's about this dude Chuck that we used to know."
    ReggaeJunkieJew79on March 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA little bit of truth in many of statements here. Mickey has sat in with local Philly area band SpiTune at John & Peter's a couple of times in New Hope. Here he goes into some detail.… Chuck was the prototypical rich kid from the area who went to U of Florida, was a quarterback, and got thrown off the team. He also sold pot. His mom came down to the gas station where Mickey worked and scratched him, blaming him in part for her son's mistakes.
    TheGrogon January 10, 2013   Link
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    General Commentvery Stones-ey, this tune
    THEOTHR1on January 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is a story about a high school friend of Dean's. I've seen them live three times. The time they played this song, Dean sang for a change.. He also sings on The Blarney Stone and a few others.

    As an intro to the song, Dean said it was about a friend who screwed him over. If I remember correctly, his friend got caught selling. His friend's father found out, so the friend blamed it on Dean. The friend went off to college while Dean worked at a gas station, partially due to taking the fall. A bit later, his former friend came to him, desperate for help. Why? I don't remember. But he said Sorry Charlie, you've burnt that bridge.

    So essentially, this song is about how bridges once burnt are no longer crossable.
    parkerdannielon September 03, 2014   Link

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