Monday, April 24, 2017


My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold

Once amid the soft silver sadness in the sky
There came a man of fortune, a drifter passing by
He wore a torn and tattered cloth around his leather hide
And a coat of many colors, yellow-green on either side

He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn't know
Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go
Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree
And his hand came down empty

Soon within my tapestry along the rutted road
He sat down on a river rock and turned into a toad

It seemed that he had fallen into someone's wicked spell
And I wept to see him suffer, though I didn't know him well

As I watched in sorrow, there suddenly appeared
A figure gray and ghostly beneath a flowing beard

In times of deepest darkness, I've seen him dressed in black
Now my tapestry's unraveling, he's come to take me back

He's come to take me back

~Written By: Carole King

Carole King songs appear often on my Life Soundtrack. This one is a Lifeblood Song for its delicate way of showing the tapestry of life, itself. The rich and royal colours are the events and adventures that shape and mould us. The man is a composite of the many people in our lives. While each person has a purpose, sometimes they actually offer us nothing even when we hoped they might. Of course, there are also the toads that we encounter in pursuit of romance that often ends in tears. We all weave our own tapestry from life, each as unique as we, ourselves are. But, still...each has its share of rich and royal hues.

My Lifeblood Songs: T


  1. I'm not familiar with the song, but I absolutely love the lyrics. Beautiful and thought provoking.

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

    1. I am happy to introduce you to this classic!

  2. Annie, This is one of those songs I don't recall but certainly is lovely especially the meaning in the lyrics and your personal interpretation in your life. Thanks for sharing and happy a2zing, my friend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “T” (Treehouse)

    1. Cathy, this is one of Carole King's best. It is deep.

  3. I couldn't listen to the song as I clicked to listen it said that "This video is not available" I'll take your word for it as I don't recall the song. Must not be available in Canada.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. I sent you another link. I hope it worked! I think you will like this! Hugs.

  4. A new to me song, and i'm glad you introduced me to it!

  5. Nice! Happy Monday, my dear.

  6. Carole King and Tapestry... beautiful.

  7. Many of the songs from Tapestry have bcome classics. I had a friend with the album so we listened to it numerous times. I like many of them and It's too late and You've got a friend come to mind.

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    1. This is one of my very favourite songs and albums, too.

  8. Lovely song with beautiful lyrics. The Tapestry album is wonderful.
    That's Purrfect

  9. Lovely song. Thank you for sharing. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  10. Nice choice, all our lives are rich tapestries. Everyone is there for a reason, even those awful toads :) XO

  11. As popular as this album was, I've never heard this song. It's good.

  12. awesome to see carole here on your list annie !!!! ♥♥☺☺