carolina (i remember you) lyrics – charlie daniels

the first things i remember are frosty carolina mornings
with a cheery fire crackling in my momma’s big black wood cook stove
i remember snow flakes as big as goose feathers
and the moon the color of new made country b*tter
and a night sky like diamonds against black velvet
reaching from horizon to horizon

i remember when the biggest problems in my barefoot life
were sand spurs and red ant hills
i remember sitting with my grand daddy on the front porch
and watching the last of that magnificent southern sun
bleed away into the twilight sky

i remember sunday school and kneeling at the cross
and trying to imagine what god looked like
sunday dinner short pants hair cuts and a little puppy
my daddy brought home to me and i remember love

i remember steam puffing fire breathing awesome 10 wheel locomotives
and the conductors watch looked
as big as one of my grand mothers biscuits
i remember my mother smiling in a red and white cherckered dress
and christmas always seemed so far away
yes i remember you carolina grand old lady if the south
i remember you as home

one of the memories that stays on my mind
about an old southern lady that i left behind
is a ramshackle bridge where the deep river winds
and an old two-lane blacktop through the tall long-leaf pines

carolina, carolina
you’re hard, but you’re hard to forget

i still remember the magnolia nights
and goosefeather snow flakes in the gray morning light
sandspurs and puppies and red autumn leaves
and the warm lights in the clear night on a cold christmas eve

carolina, carolina
you’re hard, but you’re hard to forget

carolina i knew you
before the highways got to you
and i loved you as one of your own
and i still do

carolina, carolina
you’re hard, but you’re hard to forget
you’re hard to forget

/ charlie daniels lyrics