Fire And Rain
James Taylor

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

- Carole King on piano -

1970
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • the song has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #227 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album Sweet Baby James (1970)
  • piano: Carole King
  • written by James Taylor
  • Taylor has explained that the song was written in three parts: -the first part was about a friend of Taylor's named Suzanne, who died while he was in London working on his first album -the second part details Taylor's struggle to overcome drug addiction and depression -the third part deals with coming to grips with fame and fortune, including a reference to James Taylor and The Flying Machine, a band he briefly worked with before his solo career; the band was actually called The Original Flying Machine to distinguish themselves from the British band The Flying Machine
  • produced by Peter Asher
  • recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
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