“Tell Carolina I Said Hello”
Words and Music by Ryan Newcomb

It’s almost thirty days ‘till Christmas,
And, here in the mountains, it’s already cold,
It’s a far cry from Sarasota,
And it’s still not the place that my heart calls home,
So, Jamie, tell grandma to hold dinner for awhile,
‘Cause I’ll be leaving just as soon as I’m done,
Could you tell her all the reasons why,
I’ve been away so long,

And tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’ll be there just as fast as I can,
Tell mama to leave a light on,
And, if I’m a little late, will you try and understand,
Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’m goin’ back to find who I am,

So, I’ll take my time away from the mountains,
But I’ll think of you all the while,
‘Cause I’m the one who’s not supposed to feel this way,
But it seems that you changed my mind,
Mary, I swear, that you’ve done something to me,
Maybe I’m going crazy; maybe it’s all a dream,
But you stood by my side as we listened to the rain,
Now I know my heart will never be the same,
Can someone tell Mary that I’m coming back to see her,
Just as soon as this day fades away,
I’ve been gone so long,
Do you think you could explain,

Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’ll be there just as fast as I can,
Tell mama to leave a light on,
And, if I’m a little late, will you try and understand,
Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’m goin’ back to find who I am,

Let the snow fall as I leave,
‘Cause I pay it no mind,
There’s still something missing,
There’s still something I’ve yet to find,

Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’ll be there just as fast as I can,
Tell mama to leave a light on,
And, if I’m a little late, will you try and understand,
Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’m gomin’ back to find who I am,

Tell Carolina I said hello,
And that I’m goin’ back if only in my mind.