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
songwriters: Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Recorded in 1962 by The Drifters.
“Up on the Roof” is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters: released late that year, the disc became a major hit in early 1963
Gerry Goffin would cite “Up on the Roof” as his alltime favorite of the lyrics he’d written. After Carole King suggested that he write lyrics for the tune which had occurred to her while she was out driving, with King suggesting “My Secret Place” as the title, Goffin kept King’s suggested focus of a haven modifying it with his enthusiasm for the movie musical West Side Story which contained several striking scenes set…
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