Song of the Day #4,031: ‘Birthday Song’ – Carole King

In honor of my mother’s birthday, here is a cheesy but sweet song from Carole King. It appeared on the Deluxe Edition reissue of her 2001 album Love Makes the World, which remains King’s last album of original material.

King turned 77 this year, making her a few years older than my mother (who looks more like 60). I’m happy to have such a talented and accomplished woman delivering today’s tribute to my wonderful mom. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday
Celebrate your day in style
Happy Birthday
Tonight I want to see you smile
Your whole life is in front of you, you’ve only just begun
So Happy Birthday
The best is yet to come

Happy Birthday to you
The good things I could say about you are infinite
But I will only take a minute
To say the world is a better place with you in it
With you in it

Happy Birthday
You know just how to be
Happy Birthday
I’m glad you’re you with me
To know you is to love you, to love you is to be blessed
So Happy Birthday
You deserve the best

Every time I ever reach out for you
You never let me down
Any time you’re ever in need of a friend
I will always be around

Happy Birthday
You are everything that’s good
You are everything that matters
I would give you the world if I could
You will always be a part of me and all that I go through
So Happy Birthday, dear friend
May all your dreams come true
Happy birthday to you

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,031: ‘Birthday Song’ – Carole King

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Glad you didn’t try to shoehorn a Rosalia song for your mom’s birthday.

    Happy birthday Peg!

  2. Peg says:

    What a lovely surprise. Love it and you ❤️

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