Who Sang Caroline? Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin On the Road to Kingdom Come cover art

Some other versions of "Caroline"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin
release date: 1976-10-23
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:41
producer: Stephen Chapin
engineer: John James Stewart
assistant recording engineer: Roger Mayer
Comes from the rain
Glistening and shivering
She laughs as she shakes off the weather
Whispers her words
Saying she'll always love me
At least when we are together
Starts closing in
Surrounding the spot
Where watching in wonder I stand
She's shedding her rings
Her bracelets and stockings
And placing her skin still moist in the palm of my hand

You're pressing she smiles
It's too soon to ask
For me to cast off my cover
You assume that I'm caught
Up there in your head
So now I must go to my lover.

Her world is such a sudden place
A minute flashed before my face
To fly to feel to fall from grace
Oh Caroline I'm leaning, careening

This bubble that I choose to chase
Keeps breaking on the brink of space
Just as I'm about to taste
It's meaning Caroline

Comes from the full moon
Trembling and grieving
Afraid of the march of the seasons
You're too young to be running
Too old to be lying
Too wise not to see all the reasons
Hangs her cape and her jeans
And surrenders her tears
To christen my pillow with sorrow
She remains after times
To explain what she means, she speaks of today
More than she dreams of tomorrow

She says Never has life
Been so full of the urge
To let go of the night and believe
She collects all her things
While she's still of a mind
So soft it's like breathing she leaves.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 On the Road to Kingdom Come
  • 2 The Parade's Still Passing By
  • 3 The Mayor of Candor Lied
  • 4 Laugh Man
  • 5 Corey's Coming
  • 6 If My Mary Were Here
  • 7 Fall in Love With Him
  • 8 Caroline
  • 9 Roll Down the River

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin