"Caroline Says 2" as written by and Lou Reed....
Caroline says
as she gets up off the floor
Why is it that you beat me
it isn't any fun

Caroline says
as she makes up her eyes
You ought to learn more about yourself
think more than just I

But she's not afraid to die
all her friends call her "Alaska"
When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her

What is in her mind
what is in her mind

Caroline says
as she gets up from the floor
You can hit me all you want to
but I don't love you anymore

Caroline says
while biting her lip
Life is meant to be more than this
and this is a bum trip

But she's not afraid to die
all her friends call her "Alaska"
When she takes speed, they laugh and ask her

What is in her mind
what is in her mind

She put her fist through the window pane
It was such a funny feeling

It's so cold in Alaska
it's so cold in Alaska
It's so cold in Alaska



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"Caroline Says II" as written by Jerry Dixon Eric Turner

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  • +3
    General CommentOne of my absolute favourites! the lyrics are amazing, I think. for a long time i have asked myself what the final part "It's so cold in Alaska" means, but in the context it's quite clear, it is her who feels cold...
    placebiston April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPossibly the rawest song on Berlin and one of my personal favorites in Lou's catalogue. While the meaning of the song, I think, is clear, Lou compares Caroline's situation to her nickname "Alaska" to make the song seem extremely cold. In fact, Lou leaves the listener with nothing but chills with this one.
    bowiefan1on November 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs that a joke?
    rushmore_8on August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby rushmore_8 on 08-03-2005 @ 01:38:12 PM
    Is that a joke?


    I hope so
    lou_reedon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are loads of 'says' songs, Caroline, Candy, Stephanie... my favourite is Lisa says. And he wasn't exactly 'ripping off' the velvets, since they were kinda HIS band and everything... he wrote most of their songs anyway.
    Coney_island_babyon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentby Coney_island_baby on 12-15-2005 @ 07:40:17 PM
    And he wasn't exactly 'ripping off' the velvets, since they were kinda HIS band and everything... he wrote most of their songs anyway


    He wasn't ripping them off at all, he wrote the lyrics, he can use them however he feels in whatever song he likes.
    lou_reedon December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's what i meant :)
    Coney_island_babyon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh ok, sorry then =)
    lou_reedon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationShe put her fist through the window pane
    It was such a funny feeling

    It's so cold in Alaska
    it's so cold in Alaska
    It's so cold in Alaska

    I've always pictured her sinking to the floor with wrist slashed from punching the window and experiencing the rush of knowing she was bleeding out before starting to feel "so cold" but knowing it's over is some kind of bittersweet comfort to her...

    too melodramatic?
    dullifeon November 02, 2013   Link
  • -6
    General Commentstop ripping off the velvet underground. listn to stephanie says.
    venus in furs 28on July 30, 2005   Link

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