Charleston For You

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Kirchner BMI

I imagine the city I’ve seen it before
In an old photograph from the civil war
I picture the summer breeze
Bending the Carolina trees
Wrought iron street lamps and awning and houses
With columns tall and bright
Reflecting in the night
Bathed in the southern star light

I hear the echo of your two restless feet
Walking, unsure of each turn in the street
Past houses lined in a row
Lace curtains where lamps are low
Voices on porches in shadows and a train whistle
Fade into sighs, the stars are in the skies
And that moon’s shining down in your eyes

I’ve read each letter and I know every line
The flowers you left me have faded in time
But I’ll write a song before the night gets too long
And spin my heart’s dream on and on
Out my window the sun fades amber to rust
I see heaven on water it’s the bridge lights at dusk
I’m listening to speeding wheels
Rolling on grates of steel
Watching in darkness but I know that the same sky
With a moon of silver whilte
Will shine on me tonight
And cover you with Southern starlight

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