Up On the Roof

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About Up On the Roof

"Up on the Roof" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters. Released late that year, the disc became a major hit in early 1963, reaching number 5 on the U. S. pop singles chart and number 4 on the U. S. R&B singles chart. In the UK it was a top ten success for singer Kenny Lynch, whose version was also released in 1962.


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2007
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When this old world starts a getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space

On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And there the world below don't bother me
No, no

So when I come home feeling tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet
I get far away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat race noise down in the street

On the roof, that's the only place I know
Look at the city, baby
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let's go up on the roof

And at night the stars, they put on a show for free
And darling, you can share it all with me
That's what I say, keep on telling you 

The right smack dab in the middle of town
I've found a paradise that's trouble proof
And if this old world starts a getting you down
There's room enough for two

Up on the roof, up on the roof, up on the roof oh now
Everything is all right, everything is all right
Come on

Put down what you're doing tonight and climb up the stairs with me and see
We got the stars up above us and the city lights below, oh
Up on my roof now

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Carole King

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, her Tapestry album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years. more »

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Written by: Carole King, Gerry Goffin

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