♫ I Feel The Earth Move ♫

Written and recorded by pop singer-songwriter Carole King, I Feel the Earth Move, along with its flip-side, It’s Too Late became among the biggest mainstream pop hits of 1971.  Yesterday, I was having a conversation with a friend, and this song happened to come up in the convo … it then managed to embed itself in my head, so I am sharing it with you in hopes that it will hop from my head to yours!  This is my favourite version of the song, for James Taylor on guitar adds a certain energy to the song that the version on King’s album Tapestry just doesn’t seem to have.  Or maybe it’s just the fact that I drool over James Taylor!

I Feel the Earth Move
James Taylor, Carole King

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you’re around

Ooh, baby, when I see your face
Mellow as the month of May
Oh, darling, I can’t stand it
When you look at me that way

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you’re around

Ooo, darling, when you’re near me
And you tenderly call my name
I know that my emotions
Are something I just can’t tame
I’ve just got to have you, baby, uh huh huh uh huh huh yeah

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down

I just lose control
Down to my very soul
I get hot and cold, all over, all over, all over, all over
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down,
A’tumbling down, a’tumbling down, a’tumbling down, a’tumbling down, tumbling down!

Songwriters: Carole King
I Feel the Earth Move lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

17 thoughts on “♫ I Feel The Earth Move ♫

  1. Jill, Carole King is an immense talent. Tapestry is one of the greatest albums of all time, but it followed and preceded many others. These two songs are great examples of her work.

    My wife and I saw the musical play “Beautiful,” about her life and songwriting in Tin Pan Alley. It highlights her and her husband’s works, but that of another songwriting couple, as well as her work once she separated from her husband personally and professionally. If it comes to town, you should see it. Keith

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  2. I have to say that this song never made the earth move under my feet, so…it won’t be reverberating through my brain. I am, however, humming one of my all time favorites that I heard earlier today. “One Tin Soldier” by The Original Caste from 1969. The message of that song is lost in today’s society, or so it seems to me. The verse of the song has the same harmonic base as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”, that is my all time favorite in classical music. Sorry, my propensity for loquacity is leading me astray! Thank-you, for your tolerance! P.S. I did like, though not love, yesterday’s choice…but had little time for commenting!

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    • It turns out not to have been one of the more popular ones I’ve shared, and you aren’t likely to be too crazy about today’s, either, but it has meaning, given the day it is. I’ll try to do better on Monday! I love One Tin Soldier … haven’t thought of that one in a long time. I need to start a list of a) the ones I’ve already played, and b) ones that you guys mention you might like. As always, you know I love your propensity for loquacity!

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    • Well, if your taking requests…”Universal Soldier” is another of the 60’s social consciousness songs that I loved. It was written and recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1964, also recorded by Donovan in 1965, but my favorite recording of it is by Glen Campbell in 1965. No pressure intended here…okay, maybe just a little! Thank-you!

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