Meaning of Carrie by Europe & The Story Behind

For most music lovers, the main hit and calling card of the Swedish band Europe is The Final Countdown, which topped the charts in many countries. However, in the US Billboard Hot 100, another song of the band, the rock ballad Carrie, achieved the greatest success.

The article is devoted to the history of the creation of the composition.

The story of the song Carrie – Europe

Joey Tempest and Mic Michaeli formed Carrie in 1985.

Then, during a tour of Sweden, they began to play an early version of the track, which consisted of a keyboard part and vocals.

The demo version was also kept in this format, but in the recording of the composition for the album The Final Countdown, Tempestu and Mikaeli were accompanied by other members of the Europe band: John Norum (guitars), John Leven (bass), Jan Hoglund ( Ian Hoglund – drums

The rock ballad Carrie was released as the third single from the album. She hit the charts in several countries, and her maximum achievement was the third place in the Billboard Hot 100.

After a reunion in 2003, Europe performed an acoustic version of Carrie for some time, but later returned to the album version of the track.

Let’s remember how Europe played Carrie in acoustics, performing at a concert in St. Petersburg.

The meaning of the song Carrie – Europe

Of course, music lovers interested in the work of Europe have always wondered if Carrie really existed.

In 2015, Joey explained who Carrie’s song is about:

Then we were young. The usual breakup and the search for a new girl. In fact, it was more of an ordinary thing.

Video of Carrie by Europe

The music video for “Carrie” was directed by Nick Morris for Europe. Let’s watch the online clip Carrie rock band Europe.

Carrie by Europe Lyrics

When light goes down, I see no reason
For you to cry. We’ve been through this before
In every time, in every season,
God knows I’ve tried
So please don’t ask for more.

Can’t you see it in my eyes
This might be our last goodbye

Carrie, Carrie, things they change my friend
Carrie, Carrie, maybe we’ll meet again

I read your mind, with no intentions
Of being unkind, I wish I could explain
It all takes time, a whole lot of patience
If it’s a crime, how come I feel no pain.

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Carrie by Europe Lyrics Alternative

When the light goes out, I don’t understand why
You cry. We’ve been through this before
Every time, every year.
God knows I tried
So please don’t ask again.

Can’t you see in my eyes
That this could be our last goodbye.

Carrie, Carrie, things are changing my friend
Carrie, Carrie, maybe we’ll see each other again.

I’m reading your mind with no intention
To be angry. I’m sorry I can’t explain
All this takes time, a lot of patience.
If this is a crime, why doesn’t it hurt me.

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