Paradise Road
Dolly Parton

I Grew Up Dirty and I Grew Up Poor
The Wolf Didn't Even Hang 'round Our Door
Not a Crumb to Spare and the Cupboard Bare
And I Had the Gift of Imagination
I Could Change My Situation
Anytime I Choose I Could Always Go
Down Paradise Road
I Found a Kingdom Deep Within
A Place Dream and to Pretend
And to Prepare For the World Out There
A Dream Can Dress You When You're Ragged
Fill You Up When Hunger's Naggin'
I Warmed My Soul When Life Was Cold
On Paradise Road
Chorus:

Paradise Is a State of Mind
The Sun Shines Warm and All the Time
And the Rain Don't Flow and the Wind Don't Blow
On Paradise Road
A Place no One Can Take From Me
A Place of Everlasting Peace
Where Dreamers Go; It's Never Closed
Paradise Road

Paradise Is a State of Mind
Down the Road of Life and Time
And the Friends We Meet
Make the Travlin' Sweet
On Paradise Road
Sometimes Now When the World Is Mad
I Find That Place I've Always Had
Inside My Soul; It's Paved in Gold
Paradise Road

I Grew Up Dirty and I Grew Up Poor
The Wolf Didn't Even Hang 'round Our Door
Not a Crumb to Spare and the Cupboard Bare
But I Had the Gift of Imagination
I Could Change My Situation
Anytime I Choose I Could Always Go
Down Paradise Road