"Carolina" as written by and Robin Peter Smith....


Me and you in a midnight blue, ?82 Camaro

Crossin? over the Hartwell bridge movin? fast as she would go

Windows down, radio up, we were singin? ?Freebird?

Flyin? up to your daddy?s cabin just outside of Spartanburg


Do you remember the way you looked at me back then

Two hungry eyes wrapped up in a smile so innocent

It all makes one hell of a reminder

Keeps me cryin? Carolina


We had a hotel room with a harbor view and a bottle of Chianti

That spring break in Charleston, it keeps comin? back to haunt me

Took a carriage ride to the battery, toasted shots above the water

Then stumbled ?cross the cobblestone, hands holdin? us together


Do you remember the way we carried on

Blew all our money and we had to starve the whole way home

It all makes one hell of a reminder

Keeps me cryin? Carolina


I can?t let it go, no I can?t let it go

I don?t wanna? let go, oh no it feels too far away

Do you remember the single bed that we slept in

When I?d ride up to Clemson and hide in your room the whole weekend

It all makes one hell of a reminder

Keeps me cryin? Carolina





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"Carolina" as written by Steve Smith Buddy Cannon

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    General CommentI'm from Spartanburg, South Carolina, so i love this song. I'm almost freaked out the first time i heard it and he said Spartanburg. But I can really relate to this song.
    ifyouleaveon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not even from Spartanburg, but I still love it. Hearing songs about Carolina from people other than James Taylor is great.

    Basically about the memories he associates with South Carolina from his younger days. So many of his songs are like that.
    constantinopleon February 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell as a clemson student i love this one too. he is great in concert btw
    oocaptainooon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell as a clemson student i love this one too. he is great in concert btw
    oocaptainooon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell as a clemson student i love this one too. he is great in concert btw
    oocaptainooon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song one of the first times he played it live (so he said) and I was immediately taken back when he mentioned the Hartwell bridge (I cross there all the time, and spend a lot of time in Hartwell in general)
    This song is just one of songs that is written about real life experiences.. which is why I think a lot of people gravitate to Corey, because they can relate so well
    ratrlzon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:) I live right here in charleston.
    its pretty cool knowing everything he's talking about:)


    "Keep's me cryin carolina"
    ScriptedLoveon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love corey smith, because there is atlest one song of his that everyone can relate to, even if he doesnt talk directly about exactly where you are in SC, you understand his point, that there are so many memories each of us have made, who live/lived in SC. It keeps you crying for it, and wanting it back when you leave...
    great song too haha
    Plums72on April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with constantinople. I think it is about his memories in SC. I'm from SC my self. I love his songs!
    southern05belleon September 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyou all are right that wat makes corey so special he sings mostly about past memories and we can all relate to him in his songs im a big corey fan i play alot of him guitar and can relate to alot of his music i even thou im from lil mississippi i love this song and all his other ones..!
    theremedy008on March 01, 2010   Link

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