The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes





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Published on Oct 3, 2006

The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes - Live - Illustrated with 12 pictures made by myself.

"Charlotte Sometimes is the name of a 1981 single by The Cure, which was based on the book Charlotte Sometimes.

The song Charlotte Sometimes is based on Charlotte Sometimes, a children's novel by Penelope Farmer, published in 1969.

Lyrics include "she was crying and crying for a girl who died so many years before" and "sometimes I'm dreaming where all the other people dance". It has dream-like rhythmic and melodic structures. Originally a non-album single released in between Faith and Pornography, the song later appears on the 2005 reissue of Faith."

"The story is centred around a girl called Charlotte, who, not long after starting at a boarding school, finds that she has mysteriously travelled back more than forty years. The teachers and other students call her "Clare", the girl in whose shoes Charlotte finds herself. Charlotte and Clare mysteriously exchange places each night, each one alternating between the years 1918 and 1963. Although Charlotte and Clare never meet each other, they communicate with one another by writing notes. The girls are faced with the disconcerting scenario of finding out how to live each other's lives without being discovered.

The story is entirely written from Charlotte's point of view: we never get to meet Clare. As the story progresses, Charlotte becomes trapped in Clare's time. Charlotte struggles to maintain her own identity as Charlotte, whilst living Clare's life in Clare's time."
Source: Wikipedia


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