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Song title: Up on the roof

(Goffin', King) by The Drifters (Atlantic 2162), 1962

Up on the roof

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)

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)

Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR ( database

This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 28/07/1975 Carter Barron Amphiheatre, Washington,DC ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 01/08/1975 Mosque Theatre, Richmond,VA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 02/08/1975 Chrysler Theatre, Norfolk,VA ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 08/08/1975 Civic Theatre, Akron,OH ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 10/08/1975 Civic Theatre, Canton,OH ,USA during the Born to Run Tour
 - 16/08/1975 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA during the Born to Run Tour

Data from the database
First known live performance: 28/07/1975 Carter Barron Amphiheatre, Washington,DC ,USA
Last known live performance: 16/08/1975 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA

Song 'history':

Scarcely used during the Born to Run tour, with less than a dozen inclusions
Data from the database