A Refuge

15 April 2003

UP ON THE ROOF

by Carole King

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 feeling 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
On the roof’s the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so

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 tellin’ you
Right smack dab in the middle of town
I found a Paradise that’s trouble-proof
And if this world starts getting you down
There’s room enough for two up on the roof
Up on the roof

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