"Sweet Chariot" as written by and Charlotte Martin....
Ode to joy, my lover boy's speaking in tongues
And the sky's bleeding gray
Now I pull my bag of prayers out
I hope to find one to save the day

And he judged my love, my lust, my taste
With the straightest face
As I crumple up inside a papier-mâché
A shell with no name, so

Sweet chariot
Come, come take me away from my fear
Sweet chariot
Come, I have to get out of here

And he took me further than I wanted to go
Underneath his shoe
And it leaves me hungry for a touch I can't feel
A touch he won't do

And I thought the circle it had an end
I'm old enough to know
My denial is how we began
And how we will end
And now that I know

Sweet chariot
Come, come take me away from my fear
Sweet chariot
Come, I have to get out of here

Oh, the blood that's in my veins
So cold and frozen from the stings
Oh, he comes and goes in waves
Am I really here?

Sweet chariot
Come and take me away from my fear
Sweet chariot
Can we leave him a trail of my tears?
Sweet chariot
It's been, it's been the longest of years
Sweet chariot
Come, I have to get out of here


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"Sweet Chariot" as written by Charlotte Martin

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    General CommentAw this song is sad. I love Charlotte Martin. I love her songs and her voice. Im a little confused about this song and I wish someone else would have explained it on here...oh well...
    that_one_girlon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who took advantage of the speaker. She was with him because she thought he loved her, but he was just using her ("And he judged my love, my lust, my taste / With the straightest face", and "And he took me further than I wanted to go / Underneath his shoe"). And the problem is that she can't convince herself that she doesn't love him ("My denial is how we began and how we will end and now that I know"). She needs to get out of the situation, which is why she's pleading for someone to help her "get out of here." At least, that's what I'm thinking...and this song is beautiful.
    ars410on March 12, 2007   Link

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