Do you ever get those days when you just want to be away from people and their noisy hustle and bustle? When I get like that my Drifters CD takes me elsewhere. And the song Up on the Roof gets me there real quick.
Up on the Roof is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters.
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 (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let’s go up on the roof (up on the roof)
brief instrumental-chiefly strings
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’ve found a paradise that’s trouble proof (up on the roof)
And if this world starts getting you down
There’s room enough for two
Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roo-oo-oof (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, baby (up on the roof)
Oh, come on, honey (up on the roof)
Another song that lifts my spirit’s is the Drifters Under the Boardwalk. Hope it lifts yours.
Kissing in the Back Row
If you love doo wop, then There Goes my Baby is a great song, unless you’re feeling a bit emotional. The swell of violins playing is beautiful to hear.