Carole King Been To Canaan

Green fields and rolling hills

Room enough to do what we will

Sweet dreams of yestertime

Are running through my mind

Of a place I left behind

Been so long, I can’t remember when

I’ve been to Canaan and I want to go back again

Been so long, I’m living till then

‘Cause I’ve been to Canaan and I won’t rest until I go back again

Though I’m content with myself

Sometimes I long to be somewhere else

I try to do what I can

But with our day-to-day demands

We all need a promised land

And it’s been so long, I can’t remember when

I’ve been to Canaan and I want to go back again

Been so long, I’m living till then

‘Cause I’ve been to Canaan and I won’t rest until I go back again

Oh, I want to be there in the wintertime

With a fireplace burning to warm me

And you to hold me when it’s stormy

Been so long, I can’t remember when

I’ve been to Canaan and I want to go back again

Been so long, I’m living till then

‘Cause I’ve been to Canaan and I won’t rest until I go back again

Carole King It’s Going To Take Some Time

It’s going to take some time this time

To get myself in shape

I really fell out of line this time

I really missed the gate

The birds on the telephone line (next time)

Are cryin’ out to me (next time)

And I won’t be so blind next time

And I’ll find some harmony

But it’s going to take some time this time

And I can’t make demands

But like the young trees in the wintertime

I’ll learn how to bend

After all the tears we’ve spent

How could we make amends

So it’s one more round for experience

And I’m on the road again

And it’s going to take some time this time

It’s going to take some time this time

No matter what I’ve planned

And like the young trees in the wintertime

I’ll learn how to bend

After all the tears we’ve spent

How could we make amends

So it’s one more round for experience

And I’m on the road again

And it’s going to take some time this time

Carole King Screaming And Yelling

When everybody

Screams and yells

Who calms them down?

Who rings their bells?

When everybody screams and yells

The enchanted one

That’s me

When everybody screams and yells,

There’s nothing to do!

There’s nothing to see!

Who dreams up a place they’d like to be?

The enchanted one

That’s me

It takes personality

A lot of personality

To make them see it my way

It takes personality

More personality

To turn twelve boring hours

Into a fascinating day!

I CAN DO IT!

That’s a fact

I CAN DO IT!

Don’t you see?

AND I’LL DO IT

ALL FOR FREE!

Do you know?

Can you guess

Who I simply have to be?

STOP SCREAMING AND YELLING

SCREAMING AND YELLING

SCREAMING AND YELLING

SCREAMING AND YELLING

AND I’LL TELL YOU ALREADY!

The enchanted one

That’s me

Carole King Sweet Adonis

Waiting on tables while waiting on fame

In a city filled with numbers, they’ve forgotten their names

Like a lonely, broken people without title, without claim

When every day’s survival is one more night of shame, night of shame

Welcome home, sweet Adonis

Welcome home, my old friend

I’m glad to see you made it through your contests once again

Welcome home, sweet Adonis

Your heart needs time to mend

Welcome home, sweet Adonis, my old friend

Hoping for the promise, staying for the show

In a world of brief advantage, the victims come and go

Their faces seem so honest, their manners have such style

Oh, but when hunger means existence

There’s a feast in every smile, every smile

So welcome home, sweet Adonis

Welcome back, my old friend

I’m glad to see you made it up that hard road once again

Welcome home, sweet Adonis

Your highway’s found an end

Welcome home, sweet Adonis, welcome home

Carole King Lovelight

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the longing in your eyes

When you look at me

I want it to be the way it used to be

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to feel the passion in your touch

I want to feel the burning love I need so much

When I reach for you

I want you to hold me like you used to do

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

You used to walk with me on the street of dreams

I remember you telling me

You said nothing is what is seems

Now as I walk alone, cold in the morning after

Thoughts of you in someone else’s arms

In someone else’s bed

Explode inside my head

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the fire back in your eyes

When you look at me

I want it to be the way it used to be

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

I want to see the lovelight in your eyes

Carole King Legacy

You used to be as a child

Full of hope and wonder

Hey, now, do you remember those days

Your mind was free and running wild

Now the sound of thunder

Has got you trapped in a corner hiding out

You’re running in a rat maze

You better think about the legacy

That you want to leave behind

It’s all getting burnt-out, used-up

Bought and sold to the bottom line

That ain’t the way it’s gotta be

You can leave a better world than you find

You can look down, turn aside, run away

But you can’t put it out of your mind

‘Cause it’s your legacy

Don’t it make your heart bleed

Passing through the meadowland

Wheel of fortune jackpot is what it looks like

That’s okay, go on, run your motor at high speed

Rev it up to five grand

Shades on, top down

But as you barrel down the turnpike

You better think about the legacy

That you’re gonna leave behind

Things are getting wasted out of hand

People stealing each other blind

Hey, that ain’t the way it oughta be

You can leave a better world than you find

You can look down, turn around, run away

But you can’t put it out of your mind

‘Cause it’s your legacy

It isn’t easy when you think your voice

Doesn’t matter to anyone

Maybe you believe there’s nothing you can do

But if you just do nothing, you’ve made a choice

To perpetuate the destruction

Why don’t you stand up, dig in

When it all comes down, it’s gotta begin with you

It’s you

It’s your legacy

Baby, whatcha gonna do about it

You better think about the legacy

That you want to leave behind

Things are getting wasted, out-of-hand, burnt-out, used-up

Sold to the bottom line

Hey, that ain’t the way it’s gotta be

Oh, don’t you want to leave a better world than you find

You can look down, turn aside, run away and hide

But you can’t put it out of your mind

‘Cause it’s your legacy

Oh, your legacy

Look here

It’s gotta start somewhere, Jack

If you don’t go forward, you’re gonna go back

Hey, you better get a plan of attack

‘Cause that’s the only way that you’re gonna keep track

Of your legacy

Carole King Chanukah Prayer

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu l’had’lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amein)

[Translation:]

Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe

Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the lights of Chanukkah. (Amen)

Carole King Hi-De-Ho

Hi-de-ho, hi-de-hi

Gonna get me a piece o’ the sky

Gonna find me some o’ that old sweet roll

Singing hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-ho

I’ve been down so low

Bottom looked like up

Once I felt like second saves

Was enough to fill my cup

Now I offered all I had

But it ain’t no way to live

Being taken by the ones who have the least amount to give

Singing hi-de-ho, hi-de-hi

Gonna get me a piece o’ the sky

Gonna find me some o’ that old sweet roll

Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-ho

Once I met the devil – he was mighty slick

Tempted me with worldly goods

Said I could have my pick

But when he laid the paper on me

And showed me where to sign

I said, “Thank you very kindly

But I’m in too great a need of mine”

Singing hi-de-ho, hi-de-hi

Gonna get me a piece o’ that sky

Gonna find me some o’ that old sweet roll

Hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Talking about hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Singing hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Hi de hi de hi de hi de ho

Carole King I’m Into Something Good

Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ fine

There’s somethin’ special on my mind

Last night I met a new girl in the neighbourhood, whoa yeah

Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good

(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

She’s the kind of girl who’s not too shy

And I can tell I’m her kind of guy

She danced close to me like I hoped she would

(She danced with me like I hoped she would)

Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good

(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

We only danced for a minute or two

But then she stuck close to me the whole night through

Can I be fallin’ in love

She’s everything I’ve been dreamin’ of

She’s everything I’ve been dreamin’ of

I walked her home and she held my hand

I knew it couldn’t be just a one-night stand

So I asked to see her next week and she told me I could

(I asked to see her and she told me I could)

Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good

(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good

(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

To something good, oh yeah, something good

(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

To something good, something good, something good

Carole King Sweet Seasons

Sometimes you win sometimes you lose

And sometimes the blues just get a hold of you

Just when you though you had made it

All around the block people will talk

But I want to give it all that I’ve got

I just don’t want, I don’t want to waste it

Talkin’ ’bout sweet seasons on my mind

Sure does appeal to me

You know you we can get there easily

Just like a sailboat a-sailin’ on the sea

[Instrumental Interlude]

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

And most times you choose between the two

Wonderin’, wonderin’ if you have made it

But I’ll have some kids and make my plans

And I’ll watch the seasons runnin’ away

And I’ll build me a life in the open

A life in the country

I’m Talkin’ ’bout a sweet seasons on my mind

Sure does appeal to me

You know you we can get there easily

Just like a sailboat a-sailin’ on the sea

Talkin’ ’bout a sweet seasons

Talkin’ ’bout a sweet, sweet, sweet seasons

Talkin’ ’bout a sweeeeeet seasons