The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
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Great Rock Songs That Reference Classic Books
5. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
Robert Smith loved a literary homage: The Cure’s debut single Killing An Arab was a retelling of Albert Camus’ The Outsider and The Drowning Man was based on Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy. Written in 1969 by Penelope Farmer, Charlotte Sometimes tells the tale of a girl at boarding school who suddenly finds herself transported back to the same location, during the First World War. The Cure's 1981 single was a re-telling of the tale and was accompanied by an awful video.