"Carlene" as written by and Charlie/vassar Black....
I was lousy at math, a failed historian
Carlene was the valedictorian
I was the quarterback in the back of the class
She was the whiz kid in the horned-rimmed glasses
It'd been a long time since I'd been around
Since I'd set foot on my old stomping ground
I ended up by the old schoolyard
And this redhead pulls up in a blue sports car and says
?I'll bet you don't remember, I guess it's been forever?
It took a second to put it all together, I said

Oo-la-la-la-la-la lookin' good Carlene
Oh-my-my-my-my-my time's been good to you
If you know what I mean, girl you glitter like Hollywood
Good God Carlene, you sure are lookin' good

She said, ?Hop in, let's go for a spin
Tell me what you been doing boy, and where you been?
I said, ?I write songs, you probably didn't know
I finally got a couple on country radio?
She said, ?What a switch, ain't it funny
I've got a PHD., Now I'm modeling for money
Imagine little miss four point o
Smiling for the camera on the cover of Vogue?
I said, ?You've come long way since graduation
Let me say without reservation
You've surpassed everyone's expectations?

Oo-la-la-la-la-la lookin' good Carlene
Oh-my-my-my-my-my time's been good to you
If you know what I mean, girl you glitter like Hollywood
Good God Carlene, you sure are lookin' good

I said, ?I hope to see you again someday?
She said, ?Another ten years is too long to wait
Pick me up at my Mama's at eight,? I said

Oo-la-la-la-la-la lookin' good Carlene
Oh-my-my-my-my-my time's been good to you
If you know what I mean, girl you glitter like Hollywood
Good God Carlene, you sure are lookin' good


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"Carlene" as written by Phil Vassar Charlie Black

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    General Comment*deep sigh* supposedly, it's my theme song. :-)
    spasticsuperherogirlon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCan't understand this song. He basically tells her he never knew she existed at school and that everyone thought she'd never amount to anything. He says all this to her face and yet he STILL GETS HIS END AWAY?!?! WOTS CRACK????
    chriswatts83on March 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis songs reminds me so much of a couple of friends of mine...Sam was the jock in school, dumb as a rock but the sweetest thing you'd ever meet. Sierra was an abosolute science geek who'd had a crush on him since freshman year and had dated his cousin. He met her older brother while he was away in Iraq last year and when he came back home they met up in the hotel he and his cousin were staying at and they got together. They're now happily married with a dog and nine ittle baby ducklings...
    SquirrelQueenon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSupposedly, he wrote this song after watching a special on Cindy Crawford. He was the jock in high school, and he was imagining what it would be like to have had her in his graduating class.
    Spirituseon August 18, 2007   Link

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