Sunday, July 25, 2010

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)





This metal statue has been perches atop of a downtown building on Main Street, across from the Capitol, for as long as I can remember. Lyrics from The Drifters' song, "Up on the Roof," written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.


4 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Isn't that thing huge? If I'm remembering correctly, I was quite startled to notice it one day.

Fatuous Anility said...

How cool is that??????? I would love to have one!!!

Heather said...

Alice: Yes, it is pretty big, looks like a "real" person at a glance, and I think it does have a startling effect on those seeing it for the firt time.

FA: Very cool indeed, LOL. Thanks for visiting!

Jana said...

Hope he doesn't jump. ;-)