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Old 01-07-07, 05:23 PM   #1
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Up on the roof by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

(Originally done by the The Drifters, but I have the Nylon’s version – 100% acapella, somewhat doo-wop – the harmonies are *beautiful*…)

When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to take
I climb right up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift - right into space

On the roof’s the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Up on the roof (Up on the roof)

When I get home feeling tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet
I get away from that hustling crowd
And all that rat race noise down in the street

At night the stars put on a show for free
And darlin’ you can share it all with me
I keep telling you that right smack dab in the middle of town
I’ve found a paradise - that’s trouble proof

And if this old world starts getting you down
There’s room enough for two up on the roof - up on the roof

Come on baby, come on baby, up on the roof
Come on baby, come on baby, up on the roof
Come on baby, come on baby, up on the roof
(Come on baby, come on baby) up on the roof - up on…. the…. roof…..
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Old 01-07-07, 05:47 PM   #2
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I love this long,..and I love James Taylors version of it!!!!
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There’s room enough for two up on the roof - up on the roof
I love this line the best! I too, liked the older verison, by James Taylor!
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Sounds like I should go find that version. :)

I only have 2 James Taylor albums on *tape* these days. :)
Don't have a tape player here anymore... :)
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Tape player...what's that? :shock: I only have a thing called a CD player & still don't alway know how to use that darn thing! ROFLMAO! :P
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I love that song.. she is such a great song writer.
Yes, Jup, James Taylors version rocks.. I love him!
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i love this song.. i have it on tape but by robson and jerome.. they did a cover of it.. i think i may have the drifters version aswel actually on one of my cds somewhere



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I agree - nice song and the James Taylor version is good!!
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