Carole King Sweet Baby James

There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range. His horse and his cattle are his only companions.

He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons, waiting for summer, his pastures to change.

And as the moon rises he sits by his fire, thinking about women and glasses of beer.

And closing his eyes as the doggies retire, he sings out a song which is soft but it’s clear

As if maybe someone could hear…

Goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?

And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Now the first of December was covered with snow

And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.

Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting,

With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.

There’s a song that they sing when they take to the highway,

A song that they sing when they take to the sea,

A song that they sing of their home in the sky, maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep,

But singing works just fine for me.

So, goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?

And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Carole King Peace In The Valley

Looking out my window

Peace in the valley just don’t come

Though I know that man’s my brother

And that I’m the selfish one

The hour is getting later

It’s time we had begun

Knowing something’s one thing

But the race must still be run

Take care of little jealousies

And talk that kills for fun

And hold your heart in readiness

It’s so easy to come undone

But I think I saw a brand new light

Coming over the horizon

Brighter than all the others

And it says all men are brothers under the skin

Brothers under the skin

Looking out my window

Peace in the valley just don’t come

Though I know that she’s my sister

And that I’m the selfish one

And I look at all the people

And I love the ones I can

And I wonder if the dream will be

Or be turned into sand

Still I think I saw a brand new light

Coming over the horizon

Brighter than all the others

And it says all men are brothers under the skin

Brothers under the skin

Peace in the valley just don’t come

Carole King Love Makes The World

There was trouble in my mind tonight

Somethin’ inside didn’t feel quite right

Then I saw your face in the moonlight

And I was right beside U

Don’t need words that we useta use

It goes deeper than the words we choose

Can’t lose – I wanna spread the news

U got love inside U

Some days it’s hard to know what you’re feelin’

I’ve been down that road before

I can’t stop believing

Love makes the world go ’round

As long as you’re a part of me

Nothin’s gonna take me down, oh

Yeah

Last winter when the snowfall hit

Cold city – it was hard to commit

You were out there lookin’ for the perfect fit

And I was right beside U

Nothin’ real comes overnight

U weren’t sure if it felt right

But sometimes a love can move your life

If U let it guide U

Baby, U got to take love where you can find it

Just walk right through that door

I can’t stop believing

Love makes the world go ’round

As long as I’m a part of U

Nothin’s gonna take U down, oh

Carole King Fire And Rain

Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone.

Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you.

I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song,

I just can’t remember who to send it to.

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.

I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again.

Won’t you look down upon me, Jesus, You’ve got to help me make a stand.

You’ve just got to see me through another day.

My body’s aching and my time is at hand and I won’t make it any other way.

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.

I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I’d see you again.

Been walking my mind to an easy time, my back turned towards the sun.

Lord knows when the cold wind blows it’ll turn your head around.

Well, there’s hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come.

Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end.

I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend,

But I always thought that I’d see you baby, one more time again, now.

Thought I’d see you one more time again.

There’s just a few things coming my way this time around, now.

Thought I’d see you, thought I’d see you, fire and rain, now.

Carole King Dancing

I dance a little closer to you and watch you dance away

Hard selling what we both know tomorrow you may

Not be able to give away

And as I leave the stage

Dancing through my rage

I feel helpless as the music goes on, and we turn to another page

Dancing – everybody’s dancing

Moving through the ballet

Never missing a cue

How sad, but how beautiful it can be

To watch the choreography

As we play out our fantasy

Red hair flashing under amber-colored lights

You pirouette too smoothly as you move around your ladies

And your fear of lonely nights

As you leap across the air

You’re so perfectly aware

Of your audience in rapt attention

As you hang suspended there

You do have a tender side

I can feel it, though you’ve always tried to hide

It from me

‘Cause you know that I’m one woman who’s strong enough to see you

As you’ve always been afraid to be

Dancing – everybody’s dancing

Carole King Down To The Darkness

Everything’s lost in illusion

I keep moving, but I can’t seem to get out of the shadows

Out into the light of day

Everyone’s out in the afternoon

Turning their faces up to the sun like a spotlight

What’s wrong with me, I don’t want to play

You’re my obsession, I just can’t get you out of my mind

I look around and I see all the signs

They say danger

I know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness

Down to the darkness

Oh, but I want you to

I know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness

Down to the darkness

Oh, but you know I want you to

Oh, yes I want you to

I’m afraid of the dark

Oh, but I’m attracted to it

I’m afraid of the dark

I want to run away, but I can’t do it

Through my hazy confusion

I close my eyes, but your image is indelibly burned there

Seared into my memory

Now as I stand on the edge of the precipice

Looking down into the black abyss

I know I’ll be lost with just one kiss

But I want to be

Even as the tongues of fire lick at me from below

No turning back, I just can’t let go of the danger

I know you’re gonna take me down

I know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness

Oh, but I want you to

I know you’re gonna take me down to the darkness

Oh, down to the darkness

Oh, but you know I want you to

Oh, yes I want you to

I want you to take me down to the darkness

Down, down, down to the darkness

Carole King Like Little Children

I don’t remember just exactly how it started

All I know is we’re both alone and broken-hearted

It doesn’t make a bit of sense to me

Why should two people in love have to be

Like little children

Who don’t know wrong from right

Like little children

Who just can’t help but fight

Why should two grown people have to act

Like little children

There’s no storm that you and I can’t weather

If we just take the time to talk it out together

But when talkin’ stops, tempers rise

And we both do things that aren’t wise

Like little children

Who don’t know wrong from right

Like little children

Who just can’t help but fight

Why should two grown people have to act

Like little children

Now I’m not sayin’ you’ve got to do

Everything that I say

But you’ve got to realize

That life is a two-way highway

Let’s forget about the past and look to the new horizon

Being happy together is the goal we’ll keep our eyes on

Love for each other we never lacked

And, oh, I know that we don’t have to act

Like little children

Who don’t know wrong from right

Like little children

Who just can’t help but fight

Like little children

Like little children

Carole King Country Road

Take to the highway, won’t you lend me your name?

Your way and my way seem to be one and the same.

Mamma don’t understand it, she wants to know where I’ve been.

I’d have to be some kind of natural born fool to want to pass that way again,

But I could feel it on a country road.

Sail on home to Jesus, won’t you good girls and boys.

I’m all in pieces, you can have your own choice.

But I can hear a heavenly band full of angels and they’re coming to set me free.

I don’t know nothing ’bout the why or when but I can tell that it’s bound to be,

Because I could feel it, child, yeah, on a country road.

I guess my feet know where they want me to go walking on a country road.

Take to the highway, won’t you lend me your name?

Your way and my way seem to be one and the same.

Mamma don’t understand it, she wants to know where I’ve been.

I’d have to be some kind of natural born fool to want to pass that way again,

But I could feel it on a country road.

Walk on down, walk on down, walk on down, walk on down, walk on down a country road.

Na na na na na na na na na na na, country road, yeah, walking on a country road…

Carole King Welfare Symphony

Welfare workers

Prying into her life

Was she really someone’s wife

And where was he

She often cried as they left her without a shred of pride

She had so many things to think about

So many children to feed

She had need of something that would ease her mind

(Store-front religion – play the numbers)

She had trouble in her time

She had so much trouble in her time

Carole King Brighter

We’ve been knowing each other

For many a year, it’s true

And I can’t think of anyone else

Can make me feel as good as you

Yeah, you make my day

A little bit brighter in every way

I’m so glad to have you

In this old troubled time

When true love and understanding, child

Are so hard to find

Yes, you make my way

A little bit lighter every day

Some people live in darkness

Their whole life through

I just know that I’d have been one of them

If it hadn’t been for you

Now, sometimes I feel afraid

As we all tend to do

But I think of the loving good times we’ve had

And I know we’re gonna make it through

‘Cause you make my day

A little bit brighter in every way