Up on the Roof Lyrics

Carole King


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Carole King, Gerry Goffin
album: Track 12 in album Writer
release date: 1970
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:38
mixer: Gerry Goffin
engineer: Andrew Berliner
composer: Carole King
lyricist: Carole King, Gerry Goffin

Cover Art

Carole King Writer cover art
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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
Up on the roof

On the roof's 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-telling you
Right smack dab in the middle of town
I found a paradise that's trouble-proof
Up on the roof

So if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two, up on the roof
Up on the roof, everything is allright
Up on the roof, oh, come on, baby
Up on the roof
Up on the roof


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spaceship Races
  • 2 No Easy Way Down
  • 3 Child of Mine
  • 4 Goin' Back
  • 5 To Love
  • 6 What Have You Got to Lose
  • 7 Eventually
  • 8 Raspberry Jam
  • 9 Can't You Be Real
  • 10 I Can't Hear You No More
  • 11 Sweet Sweetheart
  • 12 Up on the Roof