Carolina Rain (Live)

Rose lived on the south side of town
Until her landlord showed up with two hundred dollar bills
A notice of eviction in his other hand
Now she don't live there no more,
And everyone thinks he drowned

I pulled into Mecklenburg on them trains
Into a station that was flooded when they opened up the dams
And broke their connections to them railway lines
So they could blast into the quarry
And for every load of granite
We got a ton of worry

One night at the diner over eggs
Over easy she showed me the length of her legs
But that gold plated cross on her neck, it was real
And you don't get that kind of money from pushing the meal

And I should've told him that you were the one for me
But I lied, but I lied
To most any drifter whose looking for work is too weird
I met your sister and I married her in July
But if only to be closer to you, Caroline

Well Percy and I moved down the street
'Til we lost two pretty girls
One was seven, and one was three
Alderman and Caroline owned the house right up the hill
Where we laid those babies down
So they could still see our house

Suspicion got the best of old Alderman Haint
He owned an auto parts store off the interstate
But the Lord took him home in July
And then Rose spilled the beans on the day that he died
And we was in trouble
And I should've told him that she was the one for me
But I lied, but I lied
Tied up to concrete at the bottom of the quarry
With a tattoo on his heart that spelled out "Caroline"
He was silent though his rosary well it
Drifted into the custody
Of a sheriff that was just then deputized

And I was down at the banquet hall
When two guys came up, pretty angry and drunk
And I'm still here at the banquet hall
At the banquet hall
Where the gun went off, in the Carolina Rain
In the Carolina Rain, in the Carolina Rain
Mhmm, Caroline

Writer(s): Ryan Adams
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