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UP ON THE ROOF

  • September 5, 2012 7:16 pm

On The Roof

Track no. 6 (CD2) of Album: “Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls”  (THE JACKSON 5)

Release date: August 28, 2012

Written by: Gerry Goffin and Carole King (also recorded by The Drifters)

LISTEN here

 

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, baby
And there the world below can’t bother me, yeah
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)

Now listen here …

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)

La-la-la-la-la-la-la … (up on the roof)

At night the stars put on a show for free
Oh, and , darling, you can share it all with me

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 roo-oo-oof (up on the roof)

 

[Thanks Julie “Casper” Windsor for your corrections to the lyrics!]

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