I went down to Houston,
And I stopped in San Antone.
I bought a borrowed suit and learned to dance.
Just trying to find me something,
But I wasn't sure just what.
Man, I ended up with pockets full of dust.

So I moved on to Cleveland,
And I ended up insane.
I bought a borrowed suit and learned to dance.
Spending my money like the way it likes to rain.
Man, I ended up with pockets full of cane.

Oh my sweet Carolina.
What compels me to go?
Sweet disposition,
May you one day carry me home.

Never been to Vegas,
But I gambled all my life.
Building newsprint boats I raced to sewer mains.
Trying to find me something,
But I wasn't sure just what.
Funny how they say that some things never change.

Oh my sweet Carolina.
What compels me to go?
Sweet disposition,
May you one day carry me home.

Up here in the city,
Feels like things are closing in.
And the sunset's just my light bulb burning out.
I miss Kentucky and I miss my family.
All the sweetest winds, they blow across the south.

Oh my sweet Carolina.
What compels me to go?
Sweet disposition,
May you one day carry me home.
May you one day carry me home.


Lyrics submitted by Victoria Venom

Oh My Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams Cover) song meanings
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