“Carolina In My Mind” by James Taylor

On this track, Taylor sings about missing his hometown of North Carolina so badly that he pictures himself there mentally. As he recalls peaceful elements such as the moonlight and sunshine in his town, he appears to be discussing his thoughts with a woman named Karen.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for James Taylor's Carolina In My Mind at Lyrics.org.

The main message that runs through the lyrics is the writer’s wish to be back in Carolina. Since he appears to be unable to get there physically, he reflects on all the beautiful moments with his friends and family while imagining that he is there resting.

James Taylor wrote this track and released it on December 6, 1968 off his self-titled 1968 album. It was produced by Peter Asher.

He also recorded another version of the song for his compilation albums dubbed “Greatest Hits” and “The Best of James Taylor”.

The American singer penned down the lyrics of the song while he was on tour with The Beatles away from his homeland.

Over the years, lots of singers have released their renditions of this popular song. Some of these artistes include George Hamilton IV and The Everly Brothers.

In an interview in 2020, Taylor indicated that he loves performing this song because of the reactions he gets from his fans. According to him, he doesn’t get tired of doing the song during his shows.

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    North Carolina is not a town; it’s a state!

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