We met on The Carolinian – heading south from D.C.
It’s as if God himself had picked out our seats
She smiled and said “Richmond” when I asked where she was bound
I began to wish my life away to have been born in that town

We talked a little bit and then she smiled,
I saw down in her eyes
She wasn’t just beautiful, she was kind and she was wise
But a woman down in Raleigh, would soon have my son
So I waited for her station like the bullet from a gun

She’s in Richmond with my heart - And I’m bound for Carolina
Wish I’d never met this train or the girl that’s left behind her

When the train reached the station, she looked me in the eye
Said, “Come with me to Richmond and we’ll start a brand new life”
Well you know that moment still weighs on my mind
‘Cause I took my body to Raleigh, and left my heart behind

She’s in Richmond with my heart - And I’m bound for Carolina
Wish I’d never met this train or the girl that’s left behind her- now we’re apart
While I’m bound for Caroline - she’s in Richmond with my heart

My son is grown up to my hand, and he fills me with pride
I take him down to the station to watch the trains roll by
But that northbound Carolinian always makes the teardrops start
Cause its headed up to Virginia where I left my heart

She’s in Richmond with my heart - And I’m bound for Carolina
Wish I’d never met this train or the girl that’s left behind her- now we’re apart
While I’m down in Caroline - she’s in Richmond with my heart
I’m still down in Caroline, she’s in Richmond with my heart


Lyrics submitted by cadygirl

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