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Carole King It's Too Late Lyrics

Last updated: 09/21/2013 07:15:15 AM

Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time
There's something wrong here, there can be no denying
One of us is changing
Or maybe we just stopped trying

And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it

It used to be so easy living here with you
You were light and breezy and I knew just what to do
Now you look so unhappy and I feel like a fool

And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it

There'll be good times again for me and you
But we just can't stay together, don't you feel it, too
Still I'm glad for what we had and how I once loved you

But it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can't hide
And I just can't fake it

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Too late | Reviewer: Lawrence | 9/21/13

Love is like giving or totaly submit yourself to somebody. This will be from the bottom of your heart. In love we dont have to cheat or pretend. The death of love especially in bedroom, has some destructive results in many families. Always ask for God's love to be in both of you. This song, its lyrics gives me words in my daily prayers. Lord open our hearts and fill them with endless love.

The passing away. | Reviewer: The Turtle | 7/16/13

The death of love.
It is a death of an unborn child inside of us that lives within us. When love ceased the child died and how will one ever forget that the resting place is not within the same place our child once lived. How can I ever be unaffected, how could I ever pretend.

sad | Reviewer: Hana | 3/27/13

I feel like something inside me is broken and only I will ever know it. I feel like the vulnerable part of me, the part that opened myself to being able to offer unconditional love has been shattered into a million pieces which will never fit together again. I kept telling my husband that one day he would break something inside me that would never be fixed, and now I feel like that time has come. I am dead inside now, and he doesn't even know it. I don't even know if he cares or if he would care. He is just too self absorbed. I am ashamed of how I let him lie to me so much and take advantage of me. I am now older and wiser, but not wiser in a good way. Wiser in the way that bad experiences make you learn your lesson.

Could not be more true | Reviewer: anonymous | 10/19/12

Heard this song at work literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I know I have heard this songs many many times but today I really listened. I read all the other comments and I can relate to almost all of them. For me it is the kids...they deserve more. I am married to a provider not a husband; not a loving father: not someone who enjoys being with them, not one who enjoys watching their sports hearing about their day. My heart breaks when I see a dad at the mall with his kids. I want that too. They deserve more and so do I . I know it is not too late for me but I fear they have been scarred for life. I feel so bad for them it is not fair to them. They sense the tension and but they are old enough to see through it all. My heart is breaking,

True Love | Reviewer: Trinity | 8/22/12

The written words are so perfect. From start to end, anyone in love can appreciate the feelings and emotions being expressed. But, to me, the stanza, "It used to be so easy living here with you..." tears me apart everytime i sing it (yes, out loud and proud). I cannot help it. It so vividely expresses the contempt that is being felt for the person who has broken your heart. Contempt not because of hatred, but because of the lost trust."...i knew just what to do. Now you look so unhappy and i feel like a fool." Not because of the broken heart, or the lost love, but because of the betrayal, i.e., your inability, or unwillingness, to discuss the situation so that changes can be made. Instead,you have already moved on. That is why you are unhappy, not because of what i do, or what i have done, or what i might do, but because you want to be with someone else, and, as a result of my knowing this, "I just can't fake it..."

too late | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/13/12

I have been listening to this song ever since i was a happy teenager and never paid attention to the lyrics up until now when after 20 yrs of marriage i can relate to the something inside has died and i cant hide it and fake anymore, how sad bcuz i still remember the happy times but yrs later the love has died and i feel trap dont know how to tell him but im so ready i want to be happy again!!!!


We all ask us, sometimes or permanently, what "love" is meaning and where it leads to. And I say very enthusiastic, that Carole King´s music, her "It´s too late"- Opus, the symbol of deep and desiring love is. POINT.:)- Thank you all for your beliefs!- RON. from Berlin.

it truly is too late... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/5/11

i dont want to give up just like the song states its too late. A part of me says we can make this work (the side which is so scared to go out there in the world and look for mr perfect again) and then theres the other part that has been over this relationship for so long now (don't really even know if I was ever truly into him) I dont want to give up on us because we've overcome so many obstacles but deep down I know i am not in love, im simply happy and content with what he has to offer. im too afraid to get out there and look for LOVE because what if i never find it and let go of the only man which has truly loved me...
were currently on a break and hearing this song made me realize that maybe its over..maybe it was a sign from God telling me to move on and that its not the end of the world to end a relationship..everyone must go through it at least once and i think this song has helped me realize that today is a new beginning to my life. a beginning which does not include having a plus one, one in which i will continue to look for the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.

wish all of us letting go of our relationship- good luck :)

nothing you can do... | Reviewer: orchid | 4/17/11

It's too late, no matter how hard you try to make me stay. There's nothing you can do. I may stay for a little bit longer, but one day I'll leave for sure!!! I gave you the best years of my life, 25 years is more than enough!!!
"Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it..."

Loved This Song for Years... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/3/10

33 years of enduring affairs long and short term that have now evolved into technology with hidden trac phones. I've become a spy and a snoop always verifying what I already know. It it truly too late. Not sure if we both really tried to make it, but I can no longer fake it. I understand the "something has died". I have to stop this before there is no life left for me to live that's not clouded in lies and deceptions. I'm done.

carole plays a fool | Reviewer: cb | 8/16/10

Carole's husband, Gerry Goffin, got another woman pregnant during their marriage and Carole actually LET that woman and her daughter with Gerry, stay with them (and the two daughters that they had together). They all lived together for a while and I'm thinking that is why she chose the word 'fool'.

There's nothing more fitting... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/19/10

I'd been thinking about ending my relationship for the last little while, and this song is so incredibly fitting. I've loved it for years, but it's taken on a whole new meaning. It came on the radio this morning, and I knew today was the day... I think I said everything I had left to say, and he just walked out the door about half an hour ago. So here I sit, tears welling up in my eyes, listening to this song again.

It's too Late | Reviewer: Shelia | 6/6/10

Funny, here I am ending a 35 year marriage; and I can't believe this song hits exactly how i feel right on! I recently found out that my husband cheated on me 5 years ago with a girl he used to go to school with. The pain I feel is beyond words can say, and my love for him has been crushed deep in my soul. It has taken me months to decide to end it, but I know we can never be what we were, and I deserve better than him. I deserve a man that faithfully loves me with no reserves! So it's too late!

there's hope in everything | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/1/10

there was a line where she said " there'll be good times again for you and me"...that is something left between 2 people from the lyrics. everything is possible! they might be back again together as lovers, or at least friends, etc. love the song!

Nina | Reviewer: Nina | 2/12/09

I love this song. it reminds me of a simpler time (early 70's) warm summers listening to KFJZ lying on my bed watching the breeze carry my curtains across the bed..I never heard a a voice like Carole King before it was breath taking. She opened the doors for so many women singers. She remindnds me of innocence.