Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

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Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

Post by wildhiker » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:38 pm

I was listening to my eclectic collection of favorite 60's music. One is "Up on the Roof" by the Drifters. It's about escaping urbanity by retreating to the roof. I realized that a few slight wording changes would make it reflect my feelings about going to the wilderness. So here is my version
-Phil

"Up on the Ridge" (melody from the Drifters "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 ridge
And all my cares just drift right into space.

On the ridge, 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 clear.
(Up on the ridge)
I get away from the hustling crowds
And all that city noise and stress and fear.
(Up on the ridge)

On the ridge is the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so.
Oh, let's go up on the ridge.

At night the stars put on a show for free
And darling, you can share it all with me.
I keep a-telling you, right smack dab on the edge of town
I found a paradise that's trouble proof.
(Up on the ridge)
So if this world starts getting you down
There's room enough for two up on the ridge.
(Up on the ridge...Up on the ridge...Up on the ridge)








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Re: Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

Post by The Other Tom » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:11 am

I like it :)

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Re: Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

Post by rlown » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 am

wildhiker wrote:I was listening to my eclectic collection of favorite 60's music. One is "Up on the Roof" by the Drifters. It's about escaping urbanity by retreating to the roof. I realized that a few slight wording changes would make it reflect my feelings about going to the wilderness. So here is my version
-Phil
Very nice!

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Re: Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

Post by austex » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:00 am

I like it too!
Like Weird Al does, I've made up my own lyrics to songs.
Like I "Eat Cocoa Puffs"... for "Oye Como Va" (Santana)

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Re: Apologies to The Drifters: Up on the Ridge

Post by oldhikerQ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:38 am

Nice word play. I like it.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

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