“Have been trying to write you a song for years
But am not sure what to say
Can’t stop crying although you’ve been gone for years
I wish that you could have stayed see
I walked on air just the other day
But you weren’t there oti walk away
I’m not mad oo
I take that back I’m furious
I didn’t take my chance to tell u goodbye and I love you
Oh I love you
Too many merry Christmases
Many happy birthdays that u have missed
I think about all the things that could have been
Cheers to the future wey you no see
I want to make you proud
Hope you are in heaven smiling down
Say hello to the angels now
Am still your angel now
Charlie if I could see your face one more time
Oh my Charlie
So many things I want to say like I miss you I won’t
forget u and this love will last this love will last forever
Simi recently released an album, we have already reviewed Jericho with Patoranking, Mind Your Business with Falz and Ayo. The album is a reflection of Simi’s current state of mind. The track one of the album, Charlie, was exclusively dedicated to her dad, the song got us to connect and empathise with SImi and she was able to convey her feelings.
Charlie starts with trumpets and pianos playing lovely engaging tunes. The instrumentals were quite serenading and soothing, we could not help being captivated here at the office.
The lyrics of the song are absolutely sublime and beautiful, we loved every part of it. The song was dedicated to her dad and about how she loves him and how she has really missed him. It was really a heartfelt song, the lyrics reached out to us.
Simi's vocals in Charlie were great, sonorous and filled with emotions, we could hear the pain, the sincerity, the love and nostalgia all in her voice. It was a great vocal rendition really.
The melody of the song is slow-paced alternative Rhythm and Blues sound. The sound is tuneful and memorable. It sounded new but yet familiar. It set a great tone for the rhythm of the song. The melody and the instrumentals were in perfect synchrony.