3rd Place | “Carolina Too”

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

3rd Place
“Carolina, Too”
Chase Hatla
Dimmitt, Texas

Leaving Georgia on a freight train
With a bible covered in dust
I can see you on the porch swing
The frame is starting to rust
You know that I could find you
Yeah I know just where you are
You’re coked up on a memory
In some Birmingham bar

Oh Hail Mary please forgive me
For anything that I might do
Lord please bless my mom and dad
And Carolina too

A thousand miles of highway
And a million highway signs
Between the whiskey and the women
What the hell was I trying to find
I’d sure like a family
A wife, a kid and home
A place to lay my head at night
So I could rest my tired bones

Oh Hail Mary please forgive me
For anything that I might do
Lord please bless my mom and dad
And Carolina too

My days have turned to demons
And my nights they stay so bright
I might head back home to Texas
If I make it through tonight
But that lonesome highway stretches on
And I just might give in
I light one last cigarette
And start counting all my sins

Oh Hail Mary please forgive me
For anything that I might do
Lord please bless my mom and dad
And Carolina too

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