"Charon" as written by and Keaton Leslie Henson....
And It seems as though
I'm on my own
And time transcends, oh!

And it seems I speak
Like waters leak
And I'm losing friends, oh!

And there'll be coins on my eyes
There'll be coins on my eyes
To pay Charon
Before I let you near my son

And I don't feel well
Oh, couldn't you tell,
From the way I touch my face?

My thoughts are low
And I cannot grow
In this small space, oh!

But there'll be coins on my eyes
There'll be coins on my eyes
To pay Charon,
Before I let you near my son

And I ain't no,
And I ain't no,
And I ain't no Hercules
I ain't no Hercules

Lyrics submitted by crossofflowers, edited by ladymumford

"Charon" as written by Keaton Leslie Henson

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    Song Meaning"Charon, in Greek mythology, is the ferryman of the dead. The souls of the deceased are brought to him by Hermes, and Charon ferries them across the river Acheron. He only accepts the dead which are buried or burned with the proper rites, and if they pay him an obolus (coin) for their passage. For that reason a corpse had always an obolus 1 placed under the tongue."
    MayaMooon April 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationJust to add on what MayaMoo said about Charon.
    Keaton is talking about death, suicide. In Greek Mythology, Hercules goes to the underworld and instead of dying gets out. So when he says "I ain't no Hercules" He is saying that he won't come back.
    Quite a somber song really.
    MexicanPonchoson October 05, 2013   Link

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