The Carpenters, Top of the World

The Carpenters were an American duo that consisted of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. The duo performed American Vocal and Instrumental works. Together the group created a soft musical style in their singing, lyrics, and instrumental playing. This group is among the best selling music artists of all time and have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide. Their career lasted 14 years and they recorded 11 albums and even had a short lived television series. The carpenters fame continued as well as their success and producing of singles. In 1983 their career ended when Karen passed from heart failure due to complications from anorexia. Her death went on to create an increased knowledge and awareness of eating disorders. Still today, The Carpenters are famous, and their songs a classic blend of country, folk, and easy listening. One of their hit songs below, Top of the World was recorded in 1972 and released in September of 1973.

Below is the link to top of the world and the exact same video as well if one does not play. Enjoy!

 

 

Lyrics to Top of the World

[Instrumental Intro]

 

[Verse 1: Karen Carpenter]

Such a feeling’s coming over me

There is wonder in most everything I see

Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes

And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

 

Everything I want the world to be

Is now coming true especially for me

And the reason is clear, it’s because you are here

You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

 

[Chorus]

I’m on the top of the world looking down on creation

And the only explanation I can find

Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around

Your love’s put me at the top of the world

 

[Verse 2]

Something in the wind has learned my name

And it’s telling me that things are not the same

In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze

There’s a pleasing sense of happiness for me

 

There is only one wish on my mind

When this day is through I hope that I will find

That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me

All I need will be mine if you are here

 

[Chorus]

I’m on the top of the world looking down on creation

And the only explanation I can find

Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around

Your love’s put me at the top of the world

 

I’m on the top of the world looking down on creation

And the only explanation I can find

Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around

Your love’s put me at the top of the world

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