I Feel The Earth Move

At the equator, the Earth is spinning at 1000 miles per hour about its axis and moving at 67,000 miles per hour around the Sun.  We don’t feel anything because all of the motions are almost completely constant.  The Earth’s spin carries us around in a very big circle, and it takes a long time to go around.  The spinning Earth is flinging us away from its surface a tiny bit, so that we weigh a little less than we would otherwise, simply because we are not being held down to the surface as tightly.

No this post is not about an earthquake or an avalanche, it is the song written by Carole King and James Taylor which charted #1 in the US from King’s 1971 Tapestry album.  Carole King was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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…

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!

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – January 9 prompt which is “the side of her recycling box”.

14 thoughts on “I Feel The Earth Move

      1. That’s the one!!! I used to have a cat that loved the record player, and when I first heard those lyrics, I thought of her! Of course, it didn’t do the machine any good, and we couldn’t play records (yes, she could open the lid!) …

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