Sweet Seasons

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“Sweet Seasons” is a song written by Carole King and Toni Stern which appeared on King's 1971 album Music. It was the only charting single from the album, and was her second of four U. S. Top 10 hits. The song reached number nine in the United States and number 12 in Canada. It was also an Adult Contemporary hit in both nations, reaching numbers 2 and 21, respectively. The song was also popular in Germany, particularly among younger people. E! News reporter Josh Grossberg described it as one of King's biggest hits. Musicologist James Perone describes Stern's lyrics as being less personal than the lyrics Stern and King wrote for songs on King's earlier album Tapestry. However, there is one line which Perone does regard as personal, when King sings about having kids and building a life in the country. Perone feels that this line refers to King's daughters and her move to Idaho. According to New Jersey Star-Ledger reporter Tris McCall, the lyrics portray the singer in a manner that King often portrays her songs' protagonists, as "sharp-witted and adorable, but also diffident and reflexively self-deferential."Perone describes the song as "top-40, pop oriented" but also hears elements in the arrangement that anticipate Steely Dan's sound as well as Rickie Lee Jones' horn arrangement in "Chuck E.'s in Love." Perone rates the song as "an ideal AM radio, top-40 pop song... that stands up as well as any of Carole King's hit compositions." But Tim Crouse of Rolling Stone describes the song as a disappointing throwaway. Actress Jessie Mueller, who portrayed King in the Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, regards "Sweet Seasons" as one of her favorite King songs. 


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2010
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
And sometimes the blues just get a hold of you
Oh, just when you though you had made it
All around the block people will talk
I wannna give it all that I've got 
I just don't want, I don't wanna waste it

Talkin' 'bout sweet seasons on my mind
Sure does appeal to me
You know you we can get there easily
Just like a sailboat sailin' on the sea

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
And most times you choose between the two
Oh, wondering, wondering if you have made it
But I'll have some kids and make my plans
And I'll watch the seasons running away
And I'll build me a life in the open, a life in the country

I'm talkin' 'bout sweet seasons on my mind
Sure does appeal to me
You know you can get there easily 
Just like a sailboat sailin' on the sea
Talkin' 'bout sweet seasons
Talkin' 'bout sweet, sweet, sweet seasons
Talkin' 'bout sweet seasons
Talkin' 'bout sweet seasons

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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, TONI STERN

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