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Up On The Roof

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Lyrics

When this old world starts a getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
full lyrics
When this old world starts a getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
r & b influences
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Comments

1498966006
Love this when the world gets to much it just makes life better up on the roof
Summer of '79! Reminds me of laying out in the backyard with my sis....:D
Summer of '79!
One of my favorites!
jillca8
Great album, wonderful song!!
This was a Drifters song before either he or Carole King did it. I never knew Taylor did a version of this song until now. I can tell it's great. In fact, I was unaware that King had one as well. Interesting.
this song brings back my youth as do all james taylor songs where is the next true singer songer writer what is new generation is missing
debra8593
Happy times singing this song!
jcmchips1
I think this song was actually made famous by The Cryin' Shames.
jcmchips1
James Taylor does a superb job with this Carole King tune.
mew5017
Carole King and James Taylor sing a "medley" of this song (each has his/her own style) in their current concert tour. Completely wonderful.
Carol King wrote this for the Drifters. I believe they performed it first.
this song takes me to my college days - literally up on the roof overlooking NYC - love JT
edweber23
Isn't this song a remake? Who was the original?
trutxn67
This is one of my favorite songs on this album. This entire album is very good and shows a creative reach for James. He's never disappointed me!
This makes me feel like I am 5 again, listening to my parents laughing with friends over cheap wine and guitar playing.
nancyip
In a time when life seems complicated, this song is awesome, but always has been.

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