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Video: “Oh Charlotte” by MC Flow & Jason Mraz | The Story of Charlotte Figi | Live at Red Rocks


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By Editorial Staff
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“Oh Charlotte” tells the story of pediatric epilepsy patient Charlotte Figi.

Live footage was recorded September 2, 2018, at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.

“Oh Charlotte” Lyrics

by Abby Dorsey
You started out the way that babies do
Two parents were in love and they created you
Twin girls, they patiently awaited you
And on the day you were born they celebrated you
Oh Charlotte, you were such a blessing to the world
Pink cheeks, tiny toes, mom and dad’s baby girl
Oh Charlotte, they couldn’t wait to see you grow
Your parents love you more than you will ever know
But at three months old the seizures hit like an earthquake
Twistin up your body, shakin you in the worst way
Doctors called it epilepsy, they called it Dravets
Every seizure stormed through your eyes like hurricanes
With every surge you were slipping away
Seizure numbers climbing up into the hundreds each day
Oh Charlotte, your parents prayed and prayed
Tried everything they could but you were drifting away
 
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
So beautiful to watch you grow
 
And now your parents they were both singing I won’t give up
If they heard about a treatment they were looking it up
Oh Charlotte, they read every word
Until they read about a herb that was changing the world
For the boys and girls who were just like you
This plant produced an oil with a power but it’s true
That this flower had a history of being taboo
Still your parents took a chance and they gave it to you
Oh, Charlotte, even on that very first day
This plant kept the seizures and the pains at bay
Oh Charlotte, you came back to life
And after years in the dark there was finally light
But the plant was rare, hard to procure
Your parents found some brothers who would grow you some more
Oh, Charlotte, another birthday came
We planted a seed, we gave it your name
 
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
So beautiful to watch you grow
 
Now everybody’s lookin at Charlotte, steady growing each day
Steady out there on your bike riding with Maxwell and Chase
Now you’re out there taking hikes with a smile on your face
Beaming on the school bus, pulling away
Oh Charlotte, the word is getting around
About the power of the plant and the answers you found
Oh Charlotte, we’re gonna make you proud
We’re gonna chant your name, break the barriers down
 
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte
So beautiful to watch you grow

Live footage: Jeff Coffman Kitchen footage: Sharisse Coulter Producer: Abby Dorsey  Special thanks to Jason Mraz and His Superband Endless thanks to Charlotte Figi and family for the inspiration.

— “Oh Charlotte” available now on ALL streaming platforms:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/her…
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/6csH92…
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oh-Charlotte/d…