We're at the tip-top, yeah
We're not getting any better than this
I'm out of lines, girl
I'm not getting any smoother than this
But could you blame me if I, if I, if I
Took you all for prisoner with just one line, one lie

Because I'll be the preacher to all his converts
Donate now to my rightful cause
But what good is a quick healing to go?
If the lesson is never learned
It's just like stitches for show

They say the Carolina heat
Isn't something that keeping a cool head can beat
But don't discount their winter winds
And all the cold shoulders
That the slightest draft lets in
But with empty stomachs and hungry eyes
Our only choice was to swallow pride
But I guess you just are better than the rest

We're at the ground floor
But our numbers they only get higher from here
It's not the failure, but the cost of success
Is the thing I can't help but fear

This isn't righteous
It's a mid-life crisis
I'm not compelled
You just convinced me to write this
It's for the greater good
'Cause I'd rather be great than good

They say the Carolina heat
Isn't something that keeping a cool head can beat
But don't discount their winter winds
And all the cold shoulders
That the slightest draft lets in
But with empty stomachs and hungry eyes
Our only choice was to swallow pride
But I guess you just are better than the rest

Your skin was appealing wallpaper
Now your skin is just peeling wallpaper

They say the Carolina heat
Isn't something that keeping a cool head can beat
But don't discount their winter winds
And all the cold shoulders
That the slightest draft lets in
But with empty stomachs and hungry eyes
Our only choice was to swallow pride
But I guess you just are better than the rest


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Carolina Heat song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentWhenever I listen to this song, it sounds like "the slightest giraffe lets in" instead of "the slightest draft lets in" and it amuses me greatly. that's all.
    PuNkMoNkEy113on July 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last "you just ain't much better than the rest" on the lyrics should be "...ate much better than the rest." the lyrics were posted by ben on the ymaewk blog on their myspace say that it's "are much better than the rest."
    love this song.
    taylerx0on May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's "I guess you just ATE much better than the rest" reverting back to the part that says "our only choice was to swallow pride" meaning "you" had more pride.

    Anyway this song is great, I heard something about them getting the idea from this song while they were touring through the Carolinas. It seems to me that it's about an ex lover or someone he was caught up in, it's pretty much their only slower tempo song and I think that's pretty rad.
    carrera13on November 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily one of the best songs by them. This band is a good mix of Say Anything and Panic! at the Disco. Good pop beat with amazing lyrics
    sheshaw3on March 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreaaaaat song!!!!
    i wanna hear some more of this guys!
    crow_hearton March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like their music, lyrics are always great and all their songs are so catchy
    Daveyorlyon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha you're right. Thanks. I took those from YMAEWK's site and didn't really read it over for any mistakes.
    thoseguiltyeyeson July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really love this song, but i can't for the life of me figure out what it's about. =/

    i think it's about how he liked a girl a lot, but when they finally got over the initial rush, he realized that she wasn't as amazing as he thought she was.

    i'm probably wrong, though =/
    xothefancykidon March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man.
    they played this yesterday at greensboro.
    so great.
    heartseaseon August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love YMAEWK, i dont think there is a song that i dont like by them and cant wait for "So Young, So Insane"
    Zac-Monteon September 30, 2008   Link

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