Now, be free,
The sky must have fallen.
When I couldn't see
Your life's weak strain.
I take a step back
And you've fallen again.

But if you'd listened
A little closer,
Reaching over
This cold shoulder.

Oh, Charlie, a boy and his toys.
I see you lying stiff and cold,
Spread out upon the bedroom floor.
Kiss me darling with those
Pale lips once more.
Hands could never comfort you,
Not so well as steel could do.

Freak on in.
Did you think this time
You would finally win?
A trip of life.



Reeling spinning, out of lies.
Daisy vision in your eyes.
Boat is sinking, someone cries.
You have left me to surmise.
Your surprise.

Lyrics submitted by nicole

Charlie Lyrics as written by Milla Jovovich Mark Ronald Holden

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI always had the impression this was about a woman coming home to find her boyfriend/husband (Charlie)dead of an overdose. The OD almost certainly had to do with something like heroin, the "steel" being a needle. If you read the lyrics with this in mind, it shoudl sort itself out.
    dolfanon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgosh this song is creepy!
    Pink Elmoon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd assumed it was an actual suicide - the steel implying a knife or razor of some sort. It doesn't really matter, I suppose. But what I like about the song is the implication, especially in the second verse, that the singer could have prevented this tragedy. If she'd been a bit clearer about her affection ("this cold shoulder"), maybe this could have been averted. On the other hand, "hands could never comfort you" - maybe it was inevitable. A shame, really.
    didiercollardon January 18, 2006   Link

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