A Night This Side of Dying

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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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2001
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I remember one young sister with rainbows in her eyes
  Standing on the corner with the afternoon's supply
  She spoke of other places, perhaps a better road
  Then she asked if I could tell her where they
  Kept the mother lode

  Like a night this side of dying
  Her day's inside the dropper on the shelf
  When she hears her lifeline crying
  Not a thing you say can stop her
  When she just can't stop herself

  I remember that July, the panic and the heat
  The savage shine of summer, the strychnine in the street
  The way they sold each other for a favor in glassine
  The best of friends sold brothers for a
  Dime of quinine dreams

  Like a night this side of dying
  Her day's inside the dropper on the shelf
  Like the shelter she's been buying
  Not a thing I've got can save her
  When she just can't save herself
  She just can't save herself

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Written by: CAROLE KING, DAVID PALMER

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