I watch molly as she cries,

Saddened tears fall from her eyes,

As inside she slowly dies,

We need Charlie here.

I watch my mother as she lies,

In her bed, as she tries,

To ask the question: just plain 'why?'

We need charlie here.

If I'd been braver, stronger, better,

If I hadn't lied, If i'd just written a letter,

instead of signing up for war.

We need charlie here.

And even though I haven't cried.

I'm still burning up inside.

It should be me, up in the skies.

I need charlie here.