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She came to me, said she knew me
Said she'd known me a long time
And she spoke of being in love
With every mountain she had climbed
And she talked of trails she'd walked up
Far above the timberline
From that night on I knew I'd write songs
With Carolina in the pines

There's a new moon on the fourteenth
First Quarter the 21st
And the full moon in the last week
Brings a fullness to this earth
There's no guesswork in the clockwork

On the worlds part or mine
There are nights I only feel right
With Carolina in the pines

When the frost shows on the windows
And the wood stove smokes and glows
As the fire grows we can warm our souls
Watching rainbows in the cove
And well talk of trails weve walked up
Far above the timberline
There are nights I only feel right
With Carolina in the pines

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    UnregisteredJun 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm
    This is a great song. I think it's about meeting someone, getting to know them, then growing old with them. Michael Murphey is a great song writer and artist. Michael also wrote for the Monkees back in the 60's, "What Am I Doin' Hanging Aroun' " is one of Michael Murphey's songs.
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    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 9:52 am
    One of the most beautiful songs written. I don't think there is a wrong meaning but i believe it's about nature and the woods and such. But it'll fit any meaning :)
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    I think there are purposefully multiple meanings. Carolina in the pines geographically or carolina as a real outdoorsy lady he met on trail or carolina in the pines as a kind of spirtual mother nature- like prescence.

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