It’s Too Late peaked at no 5 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 25 September 1971.
The lyrics describe the blameless end of a loving relationship.
Music critic Robert Christgau wrote that “if there’s a truer song about breaking up than ‘It’s Too Late,’ the world isn’t ready for it.”
Toni Stern wrote the lyrics and King wrote the music. Stern told author Sheila Weller that she wrote the lyrics in a single day, after her love affair with James Taylor ended.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It’s_Too_Late_(Carole_King_song)
Carole King wrote this with Toni Stern, a free-spirited painter and lyricist from Los Angeles who complemented King very well. Said Stern: “I’m sure there was a California quality in me that appealed to Carole. She was moving from a familial, middle class lifestyle to Laurel Canyon, where she started to let her hair down, literally and figuratively. We worked off our contrasts.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/carole-king/its-too-late
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