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Inspired by Charles Crumb, brother of Robert Crumb, in the documentary Crumb.



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From the album Find Me.
Charlie

I could have been Charlie
I could have been dead
Could have been hopeless
Put a hole in my head

There's a fine line between us
(Background: I could have been Charlie)
Charlie and me
(Background: Living on meds)
Soon to be forgotten
Or remembered as a freak

(Background: His was a madness I identify with)

I don't know who's scarier
(Background: I don't know who's scarier)
Him or me
(Background: Charlie is dead)
He's already gone there
I'm on the same family tree


'Cause Charlie had potential
(Background: Charlie had potential)
Just like me and you
(Background: Just like me and you)
Something in him misfired
(Background: Something in him misfired)
It could happen to me too
(Background: It could happen to me too)

(Background: His was a madness I identify with)
(Background: His was a madness I identify with)

I can see Charlie
(Background: I can see Charlie)
Sitting on his hands
(Background: Sitting on his hands)
Drowning in his chaos
(Background: Drowning in his chaos)
And formulating plans
(Background: Formulating plans)

If I had stayed that way
(Background: I could have been Charlie)
It would have been me
(Background: Living on meds)
Wishing for a handgun
Or a rope on a sturdy tree

When I wake up
(Background: Charlie had potential)
I'm just like him
He's got madness I can get with
There is a beauty
(Background...?)
in succumbing to fear
You get comfortable
in your limbo
I know

(Background: Charlie had potential)
(Background: Just like me and you)
(Background: Something in him misfired)
(Background: It could happen to me too)


©2005 Happy Rhodes / BMI
Music, lyrics, voices, instruments and arrangements - Happy Rhodes (except as noted in credits)
Song Comments

Words for Music
Happy Rhodes is an enigma. This is according to the Music Industry, which has never been able to pigeon-hole her into any category. Her music is otherworldly yet substantial and her 4-octave voice has a haunting familiarity to it. Most listeners find her work difficult to describe and yet she incites an almost unheard of devotion among her fans. She goes from Kate Bush highs to David Bowie lows and you find yourself being beckoned to follow her into her multilayered worlds


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I could've been Charlie. Put a hole in my head.


EULOGY
...whoa! ...suicide! ...by Happy? ...haha! ...good tune! -M-


A+ for Originality!
one of my favorite songs on the site, the tale of Robert Crumb's brother Charley


Super Songs
I could've been Charlie. I could've been dead. but I met Father Time and he turned me on to indies, now I'm happy instead.


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