Carole King - Tapestry Lyrics

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My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue,
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view.
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.

Once, amid the soft, silver sadness in the sky,
There came a man of fortune, a drifter passing by.
He wore a torn and tattered cloth around his leathered hide,
And a coat of many colors, yellow, green on either side.

He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn't know
Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go.
Once he reached for something golden, hanging from a tree,
And his hand came down empty.

Soon within my tapestry, along the rutted road,
He sat down on a river rock and turned into a toad.
It seemed that he had fallen into someone's wicked spell,
And I wept to see him suffer, though I didn't know him well.

As I watched in sorrow, there suddenly appeared
A figure, gray and ghostly, beneath a flowing beard.
In times of deepest darkness, I've seen him dressed in black.
Now my tapestry's unraveling; he's come to take me back.
He's come to take me back.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Feel the Earth Move
  • 2 So Far Away
  • 3 It’s Too Late
  • 4 Home Again
  • 5 Beautiful
  • 6 Way Over Yonder
  • 7 You’ve Got a Friend
  • 8 Where You Lead
  • 9 Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
  • 10 Smackwater Jack
  • 11 Tapestry
  • 12 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carole King
    album: Track 11 in album Tapestry
    release date: 1971-1-30
    popularity : 119 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Folk
    length: 3:16
    producer: Lou Adler
    vocal: Carole King
    engineer: Hank Cicalo
    keyboard: Carole King
    composer: Carole King
    lyricist: Carole King
    Album Information
    label: Ode Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin