Caroline
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Caroline, we don't have much time
Mercy lies in the one you hide
Caroline, we don't have much time
Mercy lies in the ones we hide

you don't need to be outside
You can stand with me in line




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Low's song "Caroline" are open to interpretation, but one possible explanation is that the song is about someone trying to comfort and reassure a person named Caroline. The lines "Mercy lies in the one you hide / Mercy lies in the ones we hide" suggest that Caroline has some sort of inner turmoil or struggle that she keeps hidden, and the singer is urging her to open up and trust them. Meanwhile, the line "You don't need to be outside / You can stand with me in line" could be interpreted as the singer telling Caroline that she doesn't need to feel like an outsider or be alone in her struggles, as they are willing to stand by her side and help her through them.


The song's simple yet haunting melody and sparse instrumentation add to the emotional weight of the lyrics, creating a sense of empathy and understanding for anyone who has ever felt like they are hiding their true selves or struggling in silence. Overall, "Caroline" is a beautifully crafted song that evokes powerful feelings of compassion and connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Caroline, we don't have much time
We need to act quickly, Caroline


Mercy lies in the one you hide
The person you are hiding or protecting may have the compassion we need


Caroline, we don't have much time
We need to act quickly, Caroline


Mercy lies in the ones we hide
Those that we keep concealed may hold the kindness that is crucial to our situation


You don't need to be outside
You don't have to feel excluded or left out


You can stand with me in line
You can stand alongside me and others, as we face our challenges together




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: AL SPARHAWK, MIMI J. PARKER, ZACHARY MICHELETTI

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