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charlie lives on the dark side of town
telly Johnson calls him a fag and knocks him down
“don’t get up or you’re asking for more.”
charlie closes his eyes
and searches for a door to take him away

charlie patience find the light
time brings changes hold on tight

charlie’s grounded for smoking a joint
his grades have been falling fast,
since his father made his point and walked away
“don’t come out till you’re ready to try.”
charlie fingers a razor,
locks his door and starts to cry
he can’t say goodbye

charlie patience find the light
time brings changes hold on tight

uncertainty comes, don’t run, just shine your light
it’s always the pain that teaches wrong from right
uncertainty comes, don’t run, just keep it in sight
you can make you believe in yourself
and your future bright

charlie checks his mirror as he waits for a light
his wife holds his hand,
his son and daughter scream and cry
lights of his life
“don’t try to judge till the context is clear”
charlie’s light turns green
and he shifts in to second gear
life makes it clear

charlie patience find the light
time brings changes hole on tight

just cause your down, don’t give up, look around
cause there’s love to be found if you stay.
dawn needs the dark like a flame needs a spark
life is long, it’s a park if you play

uncertainty comes, don’t run, just shine your light
it’s always the pain that teaches wrong from right
uncertainty comes, don’t run, just keep it in sight
you can make you believe in yourself
and your future bright

charlie patience find the light
time brings changes
hold on
hold on
hold on tight