If I Didn't Have You to Wake Up To

by 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 f…




What would I do if I didn't have you
To wake up to each day
Who'd take my troubles and put them in bubbles
And make them burst away
And where would I find the innocence
That tells me it's okay

If I didn't have you to wake up to each day

Your father's going to be a little bit jealous
When the boys come around to call
And when you don't come home on time
He'll be pacing up and down the hall
But that's just a part of growing up
What could I do anyway

If I didn't have you to wake up to each day

Should I be strict, should I be mean
Should I teach you discipline
The times say yes, but I say no
You'll learn it from within

I know that every mother thinks her child
Is the prettiest one
But you've got a smile that can't be refused
It even brightens up the sun

I wish I could make time stand still and
Just keep lookin' at you
But that's something even Old Methuselah wasn't able to do
I hope you come around to see me
When I'm feeble, old and gray

Oh, what would I do
If I didn't have you to wake up to each day
Oh, what would I do
If I didn't have you to wake up to each day

Written by: CAROLE KING, GERRY GOFFIN

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