C. Brown wakes from bed
Brushes his teeth and he combs his head for school
Out the door and down the street
Down to the corner and a bus and some friends that he's supposed to meet
But there, not to his surprise
His friends have gone and they've told C a lie


But you can walk on with me
You don't even need to say a word
You don't have to worry about the others


I C (see) him and he runs up fast
Kicks at the air his friends watch him fall and then laugh
Charlie really likes his friends
But in his heart he knows that sometimes a dog is as good as any man
Trying to do as we should
That doesn't always rhyme with doing what feels good


But you can sit in the grass; it feels good
You don't even need to think a word
You don't have to worry, don't worry


Charlie there is drawing a gun
Right there in the square he's sketched Lucy on the run
Aims his eye, cocks his head
In a cloud of dust, dear old Lucy's gone
Charlie's only trying the golden rule
Draw unto others as they have been drawn to you


And you can walk on home with me
You don't even need to think a word
You don't have to worry...


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    General CommentJB said once in an interview if there was any sort of theme behind their music. all the members of the band replied no...JB said 'well there is one...love your dawg.'

    true.
    Mitch Cumsteinon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Charlie Brown, duh ?!?

    John Bell's family, from the Cleveland area, are/were close personal friends of Charles Schultz's family.

    an ode to Peanuts & Life :)
    LeadReporteron July 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! This song I can never get sick of. The meaning I can relate to so well:
    "Charlie really likes his friends
    But in his heart he knows that sometimes a dog is as good as any man
    Trying to do as we should
    That doesn't always rhyme with doing what feels good"
    I love it, your friends aren't always what they seem, and sometime you just need someone/something to listen or to be alone. This song does that for me. I crank this song in my dorm when Im alone and close my eyes, just zone out of life and into the amazing music and lyrics.
    My favorite part, besides the guitar/piano solo in here is:
    "But you can sit in the grass it feels good
    You don't even need to think a word
    You don't have to worry, don't worry"

    Man, that is exactly how I try to live, and how I think summer should be. Kickin it with friends, some beer and some good tunes. WSP is one of the best bands to enter my CD player.
    l@erall_uson February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjeff riley, an old dorm buddy of mikey came up with the idea with some late night influences. mikey and jeff played around w/ it and here you go.... a song about life about a kid that didn't fit the normal mold. Charlie, loves his friends.... friends watch him fall and laugh (football kick). he finds that he can find his happiness with his good old puppy.... and sometimes just sit in the green, green and enjoy himself.... whatever feels good.

    now the sketching lucy on the run gets a bit complex. 2 theories.

    1. charlie schultz, created and can erase lucy with a simple strike of an eraser. and in a cloud of dust from the eraser on the old black board lucy is out of the picture.
    2. charlie (brown) sketches her in a different way..."charlie draws a gun, and sketches out lucy on the run....and bang, cloud of dust old lucys gone.?
    azul banditoon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about child bullying. Charlie is a "naive" child and is picked on by all the other kids that he believes are his friends. The only person that really listens to him is his dog. Fed up with the bullying, he shoots Lucy. Sounds like the outcome of a lot of bullying in schools these days.....
    WiscoGuyon May 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLike someone said Mike's roommate in his dorm wrote these lyrics.

    This song predated Columbine and I think with those individuals it might hold true.

    Such a great song but as I hear it, having stayed up late, all these school shootings. I don't know what is wrong with most of those people.

    Red Rocks '11 on youtube and school work. Undergrad is OK.
    bkabbotton July 04, 2014   Link

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