“The Path that Charlie Chose” …

This is my latest effort at writing song lyrics. It’s all about happiness in life, or lack thereof, and the choices some people make trying to achieve it.

Tell me what you think.

Praise and constructive criticism are equally solicited and welcome.

It’s called …

“The Path that Charlie Chose”

Charlie was a rich kid
But, Charlie grew up poor
Having things he wanted
But always wantin’ more
Charlie found the more you want
The more the wantin’ grows
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

That’s just the way the story goes
That’s just the way the river flows
And if he’ll find his way
Lord only knows
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

Charlie met a woman
And Charlie found a wife
But, Charlie wasn’t satisfied
With the bonds of this new life
Charlie saw an open door
That was just too hard to close
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

That’s just the way the story goes
That’s just the way the river flows
The man who takes that road
Reaps what he sews
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

Charlie tried to settle down
But, it never would take hold
The gifts that he’d been granted
Were quickly bought and sold
The vows that he had taken
Were easy to oppose
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

That’s just the way the story goes
That’s just the way the river flows
The price we have to pay
Is more than we suppose
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

Charlie is an old man
He’s lost all that he had
Charlie sits in silent thought
And slowly he goes mad
Charlie’s life is over now
His time’s come to a close
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

That’s just the way the story goes
That’s just the way the river flows
The more a man seeks to acquire
The more that he forgoes
That’s just the path that Charlie chose.

That’s just the path that Charlie chose

That’s just the path ….
… That Charlie chose.

PS: I have composed music to go with the song as well. After I get it polished a little bit, I plan to use it at open mic night and perhaps I’ll be able to post an audio file or a youtube of the finished product in the future.

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About Judson

Late bloomer ... aspiring writer and musician.
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6 Responses to “The Path that Charlie Chose” …

  1. nrhatch says:

    Have fun with it.

    I refrain from critiquing or praising lyrics without music and inflections giving them context.

  2. Judson says:

    I would hum a few bars for you if you were closer .. 🙂

  3. territerri says:

    I like it! The message within is a sad reality for too many. Enough is never really enough.

  4. westwood says:

    Feels a touch springsteen-esque.

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