Frozen Charlotte

From the album Ophelia

Blue like the winter snow in a full moon, black like the silhouettes of the trees, late-blooming flowers lie frozen underneath the stars. I want you to remember me that way. Far away, I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here? How long? I don’t know but wait for me here.

Still as the river grows in December, silent and perfect blinding ice. Spring keeps her promises; no cold can keep her back. I want you to remember me that way. Far away, I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here? How long? I don’t know but wait for me here. Follow; don’t follow me to where I go.

Far away, I’ll be gone, will you wait for me here? How long? I don’t know but wait for me here. Follow; don’t follow me to where I’ve gone. Someday you’ll take my place and I’ll wait for you here.

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©1998