Neil Diamond Reveals Inspiration Behind “Sweet Caroline,” And It’s Kinda Creepy

The song “Sweet Caroline” is required listening for everyone. You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t know at least the chorus of the iconic Neil Diamond song, and who won’t chant “SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!” as though they are the official lyrics.

The song has become anthemic for Boston Red Sox fans, and it’s played before the bottom of the 8th inning at every single game as a good luck charm.

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But the story behind the song has always been somewhat of a mystery. Who is Caroline? Diamond was married to his wife, Marcia, when the song was released, and it certainly wasn’t about her. People chalked it up to an emotionless (yet oddly sexual) song written to please the masses.

However, Diamond finally revealed the inspiration behind “Sweet Caroline,” and if we’re being honest, it’s kinda creepy.

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