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(Shel Silverstein)

Second Street and Broadway
Sitting in a door way
Head held in his hands
Looked to all the world like he was praying

Foot wrapped in an old rag
Bottle in a brown bag
I saw him try to stand
Then I heard the words that he was saying

He said come on Carrie, carry me a little farther
Come on Carrie, carry me one more mile
I don't know where it's leading to
But I know I can make it if I lean on you
So come on Carrie, carry me a little
I carried you, now carry me a little
Come on Carrie, carry me a little while

Well he struggled to his feet
And staggered down the street
To the window of the five-and-dime
He stood and laughed a while at his reflection

And then I heard him shoutin'
Something about a mountain
He could surely climb, if she was only there to point the right direction
But she ain't no, no ain't no

He said come on Carrie, carry me a little farther
Come on Carrie, carry me one more mile
I don't know where it's leading to
But I know I can make it if I lean on you
So come on Carrie, carry me a little
I carried you, now carry me a little
Come on Carrie, carry me a little while......

(c)1972 Tro-Essex Music Ltd.



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    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 1:43 am
    He was a friend to her and now he needs her to lean on. He is probably struggling with alcohol problems. I named my daugher carrie after this song.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    This is a very touching song. I read it as a father who has lost himself and is now homeless. Like a lot of people in that situation his family has deserted him.

    Carrie may be his daughter. He carried her as a child and helped her grow, but now that he needs her to make it through this, she has abandoned him..

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