All She Ever Wants

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Story

This came out of an assignment given in a workshop I took with songwriter Steve Seskin in the summer of 2000 at the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, N.C.  There is a second version of this by my long-time collaborator Rob Bartley in the “Rockin’ ” category.

© 2000 Steven E. Cutts

 recorded in 2004 at Bias Studio (recorded and mixed by Jim Robeson)

on my ONE/THIRD album

  • Steve, acoustic guitar, vocal
  • Ron Stewart, banjo
  • Casey O’Neal, dobro
  • Jim Robeson, bass

Lyrics

All she ever wants is to walk in the morning                 

         and listen to the sounds at the sun’s first rays.

All she ever wants is to lie down beside me

         at the close of the day.

All she ever needs is a gentle word, a reminder that

         everything’s OK.

You can’t be more at ease than Caroline.

You can’t live more at peace than Caroline

         ‘Cause Caroline has all she ever, all she ever wants.

 

I could make a list that would go on forever

         of everything I think that the world owes me.

I easily forget ‘tis a gift to be simple

         ‘tis a gift to be free.

But Caroline reminds me that even in the common pleasures

         I can find a jubilee.

You can’t be more at ease than Caroline.

You can’t live more at peace than Caroline

         ‘Cause Caroline has all she ever, all she ever wants.

 

When I first met Caroline, she was a puppy just three months old

Stumbling ‘round her big new world -- couldn’t even do what she was

told.

Now when I’m with Caroline, school’s in session, but look who is

teaching whom a lesson!

 

All she ever wants is to ride by the window

         open to the highway and a stiff cool breeze.

All she ever wants is to run with that collie

         who lives down our street.

All she ever needs is for me to pat her on the head

         and fix her something fine to eat.

You can’t be more at ease than Caroline.

You can’t live more at peace than Caroline

         ‘Cause Caroline has all she ever, all she ever wants.