"Carolina Low" as written by and Colin Meloy....
I am a boy from the high country
And I got a lil love for the offering
I come down from the mountains, bow to the sea
In Carolina Low I will carry thee

Gonna take you up, gonna take you around
Where your poor lil Pan lays, we'll drag him down
Did you crack your laugh? Did you skin your knee?
In Carolina Low I will carry thee

What is sealed with a handshake, spoiled with a kiss
You got an ugly lil mouth, boy, it's come to this
I'm bound for the hilltop, gonna make it, please
In Carolina Low I will carry thee

I am a boy from the high country
And I got a lil love for the offering
And I got a lil love for the offering
And I got a lil love, for the offering


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"Carolina Low" as written by Colin Meloy

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    General CommentIiiiiiiiii don't think that line is "Pan lays." This is a rough tune.
    SmellsHomelesson January 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song has a Deliverance kind of vibe to it. A teenager from the mountain (high country) comes down to the coast (low country), kidnaps, rapes and kills a smaller boy, maybe a boy that was a tourist or from one of the more wealthy coastal areas.

    Maybe I'm way off, but this is what I pictured.
    mason11569on September 10, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Poor Wayfaring Stranger from a musical standpoint. For the meaning of the song, it's the poor Appalachian boy comes down from hill country to be a courtesan down by the sea. It's a rough life but it's better than what he's left...
    aakbostonon August 02, 2016   Link

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