Carole King Wasn't Born to Follow Lyrics

Pearls: Songs of Goffin and King Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dancin' With Tears in My Eyes
  • 2 Locomotion
  • 3 One Fine Day
  • 4 Hey Girl
  • 5 Snow Queen
  • 6 Chains
  • 7 Oh No Not My Baby
  • 8 Hi De Ho
  • 9 Wasn't Born to Follow
  • 10 Goin' Back
  • No I'd rather go and journey
    Where the diamond crescent's glowing
    And run across the valley
    Beneath the sacred mountain
    And wander through the forest
    Where the trees have leaves of prisms
    That break the sight up into colors
    That no one know the names of

    And when it's time I'll go and lay
    Beside the legendary fountain
    Till I see her form reflected
    In its clear and gentle waters
    And if you think I'm ready
    You may lead me to the chasm
    Where the rivers of our visions
    Flow into one another

    And I'll stay awhile and wonder
    At the mist that they created
    And lose myself within it
    Cleanse my mind and body
    And I know at this moment
    As I stand in that cathedral
    I will want to dive
    Beneath the white cascading water

    She may beg and she may plead
    And she may argue with her logic
    Mention all the things I'll lose
    That really have no value
    Though I doubt that she will ever
    Come to understand my meaning
    In the end she'll surely know
    I was not born to follow

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