Put on your shoes, girl
I'm goin' to the coast
Where every loser
Gives up what hurts the most
And all those haunted
Unlucky guys get told
Who's really wanted
And who just can't stay sold

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down

Put on your coat, babe
My luck is winding down
I'll get your suitcase
And pull the car around

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down

Where it's lit day for night
And the clocks wear their faces bowed
Where the hands and cuffs gleam white
As they hang on a nicotine cloud

Goodbye, Caroline
Goodbye, everything

Goodbye, Caroline
You're my favorite faith healer
Goodbye, everything
Say I gave to the house dealer
Who could only really let you down
Who could only really let you down
Who could only
Let you down
Let you down
Let you down
Let you down


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    General CommentThe album this song is taken from is a consistent story about an alcoholic and the gal who loves him anyway. With that background, the song is pretty easy to get - he's giving up and leaving her, abandoning himself to the addiction.
    I just *love* the line about Caroline being a faith healer - she loves him and thinks she can heal him just by believing in him.
    corichon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis takes place in las vegas, i think. Besides the 'house dealer' lyric, its 'where its lit day for night' the clocks with there faces bowed, and the white cuffs in cigarette smoke
    ryskalchickon January 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAt one of her concerts, she did a new song she wrote for the forgotten arm story line, and she talked about when john and caroline were in las vegas, and john disappeared for the night to meet with some people without her, and she knew that he was falling off the wagon
    ryskalchickon January 27, 2011   Link

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