Carolina

05:02
Ellen O'Meara
2013
Ellen O'Meara

Lyrics

Foothills Appalachia

Have swallowed up my mind again

The wind speaks in foreign tongue

And only I can understand

Her whisper when she beckons me

To sell my soul to her poplar trees

When I die I'll be in Carolina

 

I used to slave the city streets

But who's name was I makin'

It drove me into misery

A state I hadn't chosen

So I gave two weeks and I hung my tie

Once a suit, now I'm naked

I will die in peace in Carolina

 

I had a box where I kept my pain

So it wouldn't weigh upon me

I lugged it around all my days

And I burned the golden screw key

So I set off for the Outer Banks

And watched by little box drift away

I have found my peace 

 

Disease got the best of me

But I don't need your prayers

My dear, it's not a tragedy

'Cause I am free as ever

A passing life can be so sweet

When my true north takes me out east

I will die in peace in Carolina

 

The sting of death is dulcified

When I am with my loved ones

The dogs down here know my eyes

They are my true companions

They taught me to set fear aside

And howl hallelu to the mountain night

I will die in peace in Carolina

 

They taught me to set fear aside

And howl hallelu to the mountain night

I will die in peace in Carolina