|"(A Place to) Hideaway"|
| Song by The Carpenters|
from the album Carpenters
Front cover of the Tan Album (1971)
|Released||May 14, 1971|
|Producer(s)||Jack Daugherty, The Carpenters|
|Record label||A&M Records|
|Letter (Make Your Own Kind of Music)||K, for Karen Carpenter|
I've got to find a place to hideaway,
Far from the shadows of my mind.
Sunlight and laughter, love ever after,
Oh, how I long to find a place to hideaway!— The Carpenters, "(A Place to) Hideaway"
Song History Edit
In the 1960s, while Karen and Richard were still formed under the group Spectrum, Randy Sparks had booked them to perform at his club, "Ledbetters". His opening to the show included "(A Place to Hideaway)", a song which Richard states he "never forgot". He felt it a fitting recording, and included it on their third studio album, Carpenters, in 1971. It was also performed on the Carpenters' summer television series of the same year, Make Your Own Kind of Music (the only existing video of this song).