Up on the Roof

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"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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2005
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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 
I get away from the hustling crowds
And all that rat-race noise down in the street 

On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Oh, let's go 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 
So if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two

Up on the roof 
Up on the roof 
Everything is all right
Up on the roof 
Ah, come on, baby
Up on the roof
Everything is all right
Up on the roof

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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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