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Carole King


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 5 in album Music
release date: 1971-12
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length: 3:24
engineer: Hank Cicalo
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
drums: Russ Kunkel
electric piano: Ralph Schuckett
producer: Lou Adler
background vocals: Merry Clayton

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I've been feelin' down in Atlanta
Immobile in Alabama
I'd rather be in traction
Than to be here where I am
Oh, you Georgia red clay
And green Virginia pines
I've got to make it home somehow
Before I lose my mind

So won't you carry me back to California
I've been on the road too long
Take me to the West Coast, daddy
And let me be where I belong

Hey now, Philly, you street city
Been down by the railroad track
I know you can be a sweet city
But I won't soon be back
Haystack towns and smokestack cities
Are nothin' I want to see
My own house on high ground
Is the only place I want to be

So won't you carry me back to California
I've been on the road too long
Take me to the West Coast, daddy
And let me be where I belong

Track Listing

  • 1 Brother, Brother
  • 2 It's Going to Take Some Time
  • 3 Sweet Seasons
  • 4 Some Kind of Wonderful
  • 5 Surely
  • 6 Carry Your Load
  • 7 Music
  • 8 Song of Long Ago
  • 9 Brighter
  • 10 Growing Away From Me
  • 11 Too Much Rain
  • 12 Back to California