Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond Lyrics


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Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along

Hands, touching hands
Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I

Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holding you

One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could




Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline may seem straightforward and easy to understand at first listen, but a closer look reveals the complexity of the emotions expressed. The first verse begins with Diamond reflecting that he doesn't know where his feelings began or how they became so strong, but he is certain that they are growing. This is followed by a description of the timeline of the relationship – it began in the spring and blossomed throughout the summer. In the last line of the verse, Diamond expresses disbelief that the person he is singing about even exists and that they have come into his life.


The second verse speaks to the physical closeness between the singer and the person of his affection. He describes reaching out and touching, how good it feels, and how it fills a void that previously existed. He then goes on to describe a specific scenario where they are alone together, highlighting how they are enough for each other. The reference to "hurting running off his shoulders" reinforces the idea that the person he is with makes him feel safe and loved. The phrase "hands, touching hands/ reaching out, touching me, touching you" is repeated to emphasize the intimacy and connection between the two people.


Overall, the song is a celebration of a newfound love that has brought joy and contentment to Diamond's life. The lyrics are full of hope and optimism, reflecting the youthful energy of the time in which they were written. Diamond tells the story of two people who are finally able to find happiness and "good times" in each other's company.


Line by Line Meaning

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
I don't know where this love started, it's a mystery to me


But then I know it's growing strong
But I do know that our love is getting stronger


Was in the spring
Our love began in the season of spring


And spring became the summer
Our love grew from spring to summer


Who'd have believed you'd come along
I never could have imagined finding someone like you


Hands, touching hands
Physical contact between us


Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Our hands are reaching out and touching each other


Sweet Caroline
Referring to his lover with a sweet nickname - Caroline


Good times never seemed so good
Being with her makes everything feel better


I've been inclined
I've always had the feeling


To believe they never would
That things could never be this good


But now I
But now that I'm with you


Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
Being with you makes even a lonely night feel less lonely


We filled it up with only two
We only need each other to fill the night


And when I hurt
When I'm in pain


Hurting runs off my shoulders
My pain disappears when I'm with you


How can I hurt when holding you
Touching and holding you makes me forget about the pain


One, touching one
Physical contact between us - one person touching another


Sweet Caroline
Referring to his lover with a sweet nickname - Caroline


Good times never seemed so good
Being with her makes everything feel better


I've been inclined
I've always had the feeling


To believe they never would
That things could never be this good


Oh no, no
Expressing disbelief and joy at how good things are


Sweet Caroline
Referring to his lover with a sweet nickname - Caroline


Good times never seemed so good
Being with her makes everything feel better


Sweet Caroline
Referring to his lover with a sweet nickname - Caroline


I believe they never could
I never thought good times like this were possible


Sweet Caroline
Referring to his lover with a sweet nickname - Caroline


Good times never seemed so good
Being with her makes everything feel better




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Neil Diamond

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Lyrics

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along
Hands, touching hands
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I
Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holding you
One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Fonte: LyricFind
Compositores: Neil Diamond
© Universal Music Publishing Group



@user-dg4jq8eb6h

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along
Hands, touching hands
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I
Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holding you
One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good



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@malahit1

Where it began
I can't begin to know when
But then I know it's growin' strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along?

[Pre-Chorus]
Hands, touchin' hands
Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you

[Chorus]
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I…

[Verse 2]
Look at the night
And it don't seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurtin' runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holdin' you?
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[Pre-Chorus]
One, touchin' one
Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you

[Chorus]
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no

[Instrumental Break]

[Outro]
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good



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Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed you'd come along

Hands, touching hands
Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I

Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holding you

One, touching one
Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I've been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh no, no

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Sweet Caroline
I believe they never could
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good



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