Charlotte Corday

Al Stewart & Tori Amos

If you hear a step upon your stair tonight
If you see a shadow in the candle light
It's only your imagination leading you astray
See her for a moment then she'll slip away
The ghost of Charlotte Corday

She wanders down the hallway in a long black dress
And lingers by the fireplace like a faint caress
Just what it is that brings her here no man alive can say
See her for a moment then she melts away
The ghost of Charlotte Corday

Stars in the window like a panoply
Covering everything
River of night
Stars in the window
See them shining for
Anyone else, anyone else
Stars in the window like a panoply
Covering everything
River of night
Stars in the window
See them shining for
Anyone else, anyone else

The clock ticks in the dark and now the night is still
The air is like a murmur on the window sill
All at once there's someone there that only you can see
Seeking the forgiveness that will set her free

The wind has taken away
The words she wanted to say
The sky is now turning gray
The dawn is turning away
The ghost of Charlotte Corday