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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1974
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When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I 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 can't bother me
Let me tell you now

When I come home feelin' tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat race noise down in the street (up on the roof)

On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let's go up on the roof (up on the roof)

At night the stars put on a show for free
And darling, you can share it all with me
I keep a-tellin' you

Right smack dab in the middle of town
I've found a paradise that's trouble proof (up on the roof)
And if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two

Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)
Everything is all right (up on the roof)

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The Drifters

The Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953. more »

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Written by: Carole King, Gerry Goffin

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