"I'll Never Forget You" as written by and Francis Farewell Starlite....
Eighty-Six Charlie came over
He asked me for a favor
Asked me a question
Asked me to make an exception

Eighty-Six Charlie, he came back
Said he'd been thinking it over
Said he's had a change of heart
He thinks he's made a grave mistake

But I, I'll never forget you
I'll never forget you
You make things so easy
I'll never forget you

Eighty-Six Charlie, he came back, he came back
Sat down at the table, and for the last time
Said he's finally made up his mind
He wonders if it's not too late
It's not too late because

I'll never forget you
I'll never forget you
You made me so angry
I'll never forget you


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"I'll Never Forget You" as written by Francis Farewell Starlite

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    General Comment'Eighty six' refers to a loose term used sometimes in restaurants meaning 'to remove an item off the menu'. It likely has it origins to the Article 86 New York Liquor Code of the 40's wherein circumstances were described when alcohol was not to be served to a customer.
    This song deals with the ending of a complicated love affair. 86 Charlie removed himself as an available option on her love 'menu' likely due to it being a type of love triangle or extra-marrital affair.
    They both have had this discussion with each other before and knew the moment was inevitable when the relationship was finally going to be ended. She's not really angry or hurted. Nor is she disappointed. She is just depressed that she may never again refer to him again as her lover - He's not available to her anymore.


    JacquesKoningon November 14, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm new to this, I know this is useless and obvious.
    I'm not sure about the whole song, but by the end:

    Eighty six Charlie, he came back, he came back
    (I am guessing that he left for some time while being unsure)
    Sat down at the table and for the last time
    (He will be leaving again, since it is 'for the last time')
    Said he's finally made up his mind
    (This line speaks for itself)
    He wonders if its not too late
    (He has spent a lot of time pondering something although I am not sure what)
    Because I'll never forget you
    (He has finally made up his mind and gone)
    I'll never forget you
    You make me so angry
    (She is angry that he left and went through with the other choice, whatever it may be.)
    I'll never forget you.
    Defelinon August 08, 2013   Link
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    JacquesKoningon November 14, 2013   Link
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    Song Meaning"He asked me for a favor
    Asked me a question
    Asked me to make an exception"

    I feel like this has to do with intimate relations. He wanted her to make an exception, he wanted to be the exception. Maybe she didn't plan on sleeping with a man until she was married, and she would not make an exception for him so he gradually became more frustrated with the relationship.

    "Said he'd been thinking it over
    Said he's had a change of heart"

    This is probably when he started doubting the relationship, that it wouldn't work if he would have to wait. Maybe the change of heart was his feelings towards her, as she would not give him what he wanted his anger overpowered his feelings of love for her.

    "Said he's finally made up his mind
    He wonders if it's not too late"

    So he made up his mind to end the relationship, and hopes that it's not to late for each of them to go their separate ways. He isn't willing to wait for her, and she must have gotten so angry that he would leave her for such a dumb reason. Angry that he "removed himself as an available option on her love menu," (thank you for clarifying the meaning of "Eighty-Six" JacquesKoningon) simply because she wouldn't sleep with him.

    At least, that's what I think.
    Asura13on October 03, 2016   Link

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