My First Album

"They will take your soul if you let them so don't you let them…."

Carole King – Tapestry

The first album I purchased was a record, a 33, not that it would make sense to anyone in any generation other than mine. It was Carole King's Tapestry and I remember sitting on the hard, steel beige cover of the radiator in my older sister's room filled with full-fledged teenage angst. I sang along to "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "You've Got A Friend."

I sang the verses of "You've Got A Friend" focusing on "people can be so cruel, they hurt you and desert you"….I had a good friend who moved away and she swore to keep in touch with me. It didn't happen for many, many years and I was hurt. Deeply hurt. I sang that song, over and over again,while I peered out of the dirty window from the sixth floor apartment building to the dark, empty and cold pavement below.

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2 thoughts on “My First Album

  1. I STILL HAVE THAT ALBUM! And a few years ago I bought the CD so I could listen to it in the car. (Imagine: 57 year old woman driving down the street radio blasting windows open singing out loud….scary sight)

    Didn’t all of us think she wrote those songs just for us? No one understood us like Carol King!



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