Up on the Roof Song Lyrics

Carole King

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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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carole King, Gerry Goffin
    album: Track 12 in album Writer
    release date: 1970
    popularity : 61 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

    Album Information

    label: Ode Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin