Charlotte Corday

Album: Famous Last Words (1993)
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  • If you hear a step upon your stair tonight
    If you see a shadow in the candle light
    It's only your imagination leading you astray
    See her for a moment then she'll slip away
    The ghost of Charlotte Corday

    She wanders down the hallway in a long black dress
    And lingers by the fireplace like a faint caress
    Just what it is that brings her here no man alive can say
    See her for a moment then she melts away
    The ghost of Charlotte Corday

    Stars in the window like a panoply
    Covering everything
    River of night
    Stars in the window
    See them shining for
    Anyone else, anyone else
    Stars in the window like a panoply
    Covering everything
    River of night
    Stars in the window
    See them shining for
    Anyone else, anyone else

    The clock ticks in the dark and now the night is still
    The air is like a murmur on the window sill
    All at once there's someone there that only you can see
    Seeking the forgiveness that will set her free

    The wind has taken away
    The words she wanted to say
    The sky is now turning gray
    The dawn is turning away
    The ghost of Charlotte Corday

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  • Sundae from Southampton, NyCharlotte Corday was not repentant, and she didn't have any reason to be. Marat was bloodthirsty and riled the citizens of Paris into a frenzy.
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