"Charlotte" as written by and Rosie Thomas....
I run I run I run far from
You to the apple tree in my yard
With my dress all bundled up in my hands
Dirt on my feet I am dreaming again

I run I run I run far from
You to the lilac tree in my yard
No more swing set for the girl who is all grown up
No more tea parties parades or mothers in love

I hold my breath past the cemetery
My brother wins he can hold it much longer then me
Gravel roads make car keys rattle on steering wheels
Children and horses old barns and old automobiles

I run I run I run far from
You to the watered streets of Oregon
With a coffee cup half full in my hands
And I'm praying my savior would
Just place a gun in my hands

I run I walk I lie far from
Freaks and lying cheats on the tip of my tongue
The moon hides in the sky behind rows of tree tops
And I'm wishing I was somewhere up there
With the mermaids and stars

I run I run I run far from
Reality to escape who I've become
Insanity is close at my back
And I'm getting rather numb from the snakes


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"Charlotte" as written by Rosie Thomas

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    General CommentI am a huge Rosie Thomas fan (since the first time I heard Pretty Dress). I feel that Charlotte is a simple, somber song, but pretty...and i like the lyrics. But the two don't seem to go together. The song is more story-like than her other songs, as there is an obvious plot - a start and a finish - and the storyline comes across clearly even after hearing the song for the first time. And the story is horrific - a woman is abused so badly by her husband that she shoots him in a rage, and her neighbor helps her cover it up by blaming it on suicide. It doesn't seem to match the background or Rosie's vocal dynamics, and there doesn't seem to be enough emotion in what she's explaining. I also don't see the relevance of the song - what is she trying to tell us? I don't see that there is anything outside of a pure "desperate housewives" type storyline.
    Can anyone help me out?
    crazycnote99on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just think that this song is simply about a women that gets abused by her husband and getting a second chance..?
    jowyon August 25, 2007   Link

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