That fateful night
I woke to hear the sound
Like a gun shot
Both windows shaking loud
Great lengthy cries
They came racing through the sky
From a fearsome wreck
With grey daggers stuck in her neck

Crimson dawn my heart was torn
A midnight rescue we were called upon
Freedom fires with burning eyes
Her figure tangled up in turning tides
So I cut her free and fine

This floating town
Had broke up, run aground
The call came out
To put fair Charlotte in
We ploughed those waves
A hundred souls to save
And in fading light
Well I held on strong and tight

Sharp rocks we braved
And the last hand I would save
Was a beauty fair with wild, torn, tangled hair
Thick rope entwined so I cut her free and fine
Into a fast embrace
Well I held her face to face

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    General CommentThis one is pretty clear, the entire song is about a sea rescue. A ship containing over a hundred people need to be rescued from the sea. The "gunshot' at the beginning is the sound of the crash. Fair Charlotte is the Life Boat that carried the narrator and the other rescuers. The last person the narrator rescued was a beautiful woman who needed to be cut free. My impression is that the narrator may have fell in love with her but set her free both physically and metaphorically (ie, knew he couldn't have her}
    platedlizon December 04, 2012   Link

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