Taylor Swift Releases 'Carolina' For 'Where The Crawdads Sing' & The Lyrics Are Everything

24 June 2022, 09:57

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Taylor Swift has written a haunting song called ‘Carolina’ for Reese Witherspoon’s new movie 'Where The Crawdads Sing', starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, and the lyrics are hauntingly beautiful.

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Taylor Swift fell in love with Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens as much as the rest of us and has jumped on the soundtrack of the highly-anticipated movie – coming out this July – with a beautiful original song called ‘Carolina’.

The first trailer for the film dropped in March and Taylor’s instantly recognisable vocals can be heard over the first teaser, giving us a glimpse at ‘marsh girl’ Kya’s (Daisy Edgar-Jones) life in the isolated marsh in North Carolina, where she’s accused of murdering the town’s local celebrity Chase Andrews.

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Taylor's lyrics for the new song fit perfectly with Kya's unique story.

Alongside the trailer shared on Instagram Taylor wrote about how excited she is to be involved in the movie revealing that her good friend Aaron Dessner – who worked on ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ has produced it.

Taylor Swift has written a new song for 'Where The Crawdads Sing'
Taylor Swift has written a new song for 'Where The Crawdads Sing'. Picture: Getty
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kya in 'Where The Crawdads Sing'
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kya in 'Where The Crawdads Sing'. Picture: Getty

She wrote: “Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible @daisyedgarjones and produced by the brilliant @reesewitherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side.

“I wrote the song ‘Carolina’ alone and asked my friend @aarondessner to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story. You’ll hear it fully soon, but for now check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!”

Aaron also helped Taylor remake songs on ‘Red – Taylor’s Version’, which was the third album in her string of re-releases that she dropped last year.

Where The Crawdads Sing was published in 2018, spending over 150 weeks on the best seller list.

Where The Crawdads Sing is coming out in cinemas in July
Where The Crawdads Sing is coming out in cinemas in July. Picture: Sony Pictures

The story follows two timelines; the life and adventures of ‘marsh girl’ Kya who is abandoned by her family and lives in an isolated cabin, and the investigation into the apparent murder of Chase Andrews, a young man from the nearby town in which its citizens look down on Kya.

Fans of the book have been anticipating the movie’s release for over three years since Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine picked it up.

What are the lyrics to 'Carolina' by Taylor Swift?

Oh, Carolina creeks running through my veins
Lost I was born, lonesome I came
Lonesome I'll always stay
Carolina knows why, for years, I roam
Free as these birds, light as whispers
Carolina knows


And you didn't see me here
No, they never did see me here
And she's in my dreams


Into the mist, into the clouds
Don't leave
I make a fist, I'll make it count
And there are places I will never, ever go
And things that only Carolina will ever know

Carolina stains on the dress she left
Indelible scars, pivotal marks
Blue as the life she fled
Carolina pines, won't you cover me?
Hide me like robes down the back road
Muddy these webs we weave


And you didn't see me here
Oh, they never did see me
And she's in my dreams


Into the mist, into the clouds
Don't leave
I make a fist, I'll make it count
And there are places I will never, ever go
And things that only Carolina will ever know


And you didn't see me here
They never did see me here
No, you didn't see me here
They never saw me


Oh, Carolina knows why for years they've said
That I was guilty as sin and sleep in a liar's bed
But the sleep comes fast and I'll meet no ghosts
It's between me, the sand, and the sea
Carolina knows

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