The Raconteurs could not be more appropriately named to convey their gift of narrative, and “Carolina Drama” must be their crowning achievement in storytelling. Jack White is not just singing a song here, he is telling a story with great craftsmanship, and we should be sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows as we listen.
The song has no chorus, just verses that build in intensity to a final dramatic ending. Both the studio version and the various live versions give me goosebumps every time I listen; great narrative complimented perfectly by the bluesy guitar and haunting vocals. This is one of my all-time favorite story-songs.