Meet a girl I met Carolina
Her parents jumped off Niagra Falls
She broke her hips when she was a baby
Trying to hop the Berlin wall
It's not that she's anti-American
Although she shot a mayor at nine
He looked just like the prez on TV
But didn't know in '63 he had died

Does she think that this world is all wrong
Does she think I'll rob her and run
When I ask her she gets her gun
And simply says scat boy scat scat
But isn't it a wonderful world, Carolina
Look at the birdie in the sky
Jehovah made this whole joint for you, Carolina
And isn't it wonderful to be alive

So original in her black lipstick
Listening to some obscure band
That's okay she's helping the environment
By sipping pure water and such
Then she screams we better start thinking about
The ozone layer while tossing out a Styrofoam cup

Does she think this world's all wrong
Does she think I'll rob her and run
When I ask her she gets her gun
And simply says scat boy scat scat
But isn't it a wonderful world, Carolina
Look at the birdie in the sky
Jehovah made this whole joint for you, Carolina
And isn't it wonderful to be alive

Real deep shit on her mind
?Let's kill the world take over everything?
She says, ?We don't need politicians
They breed mistrust
And as a matter of fact did you steal my purse?
Yeah, but isn't it a wonderful world, Carolina
Look at the birds in the sky
Jehovah made this whole joint for you, Carolina
So isn't it wonderful to be alive
Huh isn't it beautiful to be a
Isn't it wonderful to be alive
Fuck yeah, it's so wonderful I feel like
Dying, smiling


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    I really love this song...the lyrics make you think

    Kilikinaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    I think this song is about how people suck, and how even some people who seem to be out there living a radical lifestyle and doing radical things are often times hypocritical themselves. Though definitely not a slag on living a radical lifestyle; just pointing out that even the punk rock hippie girl of today can suck as much as the business man. Also I think this song touches lightly on trust, with the lines "does she think i'll rob her and run" and the thing about stealing her purse.

    sacrifice_for_life1on February 08, 2006   Link
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    ...also the thing at the very end of the song where Gregg Alexander sings "dying DYING" is maybe him saying the chorus was sarcastic, that this world isn't really that beautiful - he just feels like dying.

    sacrifice_for_life1on February 08, 2006   Link
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    This is great song... parrells 311's "Reconsider Everything"(check out what I wrote about that song if you care) Sacrifice you got it right. I was SOOOO bummed when he split up the band. I heard it was cuz his exposure on MTV was everything he didn't want to be. So sad... most people who know there one hit wonder song think they are pop. Maybe a bit pop but SO much more. Amazing album.

    salaciouscon February 17, 2006   Link
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    Yeah, the last line is like, "it's so wonderful I feel like... crying, crying, crying, crying, CRYING, DYING, DYING!"

    I like sacrifice's analysis... and basically, I think the song is about people's cynical nature nowadays, including the singer's own. I don't even think he's really making fun of the hippie girl; I just think he's basically like, "so this is what people are like." The girl's hypocrisy is just another demonstration of how fucked up everyone and everything is.

    Melatininion December 07, 2006   Link
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    "So original in her black lipstick Listening to some obscure band But isn't she pissed at all the other non-conformists Listen to that same obscure band"

    Ain't it the truth. It's funny how indie is the new pop culture, but it's also a little sad at the same time that there are people out there who waive their individuality to feel like an individual. This song calls out all of these types of people. I love it.

    border142on November 23, 2007   Link
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    Its about his rebellious sister. Apparently the guy grew up in a jehovas witness household and had a sister named caroline. Basically the song is saying how growing up jehovas witness messes kids up. 'Jehova made this whole joint for you Carolina, so isnt it wonderful to be alive.' Being sarcastic.

    macdadeeon November 10, 2008   Link
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    Maybe I'm an idealist with rose-coloured glasses here but I think most of you guys are overestimating the cynical element in the song. My interpretation would rather be that he says that she is rebellious and anxious about the world but still the world is like a drug that can make you feel high and happy. The song expresses ambivalence rather than cynicism I think.

    johannes10on March 31, 2016   Link

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