Dolly Parton - Better Part Of Life Lyrics




We're all together once again
For the first time in I don't know when
We were so close once upon a time
There were five of us kids at home
Two girls, three boys and Dad and Mom
But that was in the better part
Of life we left behind
Remember that old swimming hole
Where we would swim so long ago
And all them possum grapes and muskedines
And do you recall the time
We all got drunk on homemade wine
That was in the better part
Of life we left behind

Life was simple for us then
If only it could be again
How I wish we could go back in time
But time moves on and nothin' lasts
Except the memories from the past
Memories from the better part
Of life we left behind

Remember how we talked as kids
Of what we'd be when we got big
And all the dreams that we held in our minds
I wanted to be a singin' star
And you all said that I'd go far
But that was in the better part
Of life we left behind

Remember all the fun we had
Back when they say times were bad
And life was good to us and things were fine
We had fun and we had love
And a mom and dad to care for us
But that was is the better part
Of life we left behind

Life was simple for us then
If only it could be again
How I wish we could go back in time
But time moves on and nothin' lasts
Except the memories from the past
Memories from the better part
Of life we left behind
Sweet memories from the better part
Of life we left behind





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  1. Patrick Mc

    Very few songs give me goose bumps and this is one of them that does

  2. Alexandra Alberti

    We're all together once again
    For the first time in I don't know when
    We were so close once upon a time
    There were five of us kids at home
    Two girls, three boys and Dad and Mom
    But that was in the better part
    Of life we left behind

    Alexandra Alberti

    Remember that old swimming hole
    Where we would swim so long ago
    And all them possum grapes and muskedines
    And do you recall the time
    We all got drunk on homemade wine
    That was in the better part
    Of life we left behind

    Alexandra Alberti

    Life was simple for us then
    If only it could be again
    How I wish we could go back in time
    But time moves on and nothin' lasts
    Except the memories from the past
    Memories from the better part
    Of life we left behind

    Alexandra Alberti

    Remember how we talked as kids
    Of what we'd be when we got big
    And all the dreams that we held in our minds
    I wanted to be a singin' star
    And you all said that I'd go far
    But that was in the better part
    Of life we left behind

    Alexandra Alberti

    Remember all the fun we had
    Back when they say times were bad
    And life was good to us and things were fine
    We had fun and we had love
    And a mom and dad to care for us
    But that was is the better part
    Of life we left behind

    Alexandra Alberti

    Life was simple for us then
    If only it could be again
    How I wish we could go back in time
    But time moves on and nothin' lasts
    Except the memories from the past
    Memories from the better part
    Of life we left behind
    Sweet memories from the better part
    Of life we left behind

  3. Ya silva

    A melodia lembra coat m.color.

  4. wilfred heggart

    peach wine we made

  5. jackie benoit

    I love this song ,hearing it and singing it takes me right back home♡

  6. Wilfred Heggart

    love this song have heard it many times

  7. J Thompson

    The part where she says/sings - ''and do you all recall the time we all got drunk on homemade wine''...I replace those words with - and do you all recall the time we all got drunk on Dad's moonshine lol (Dad was a bootlegger WAY back, in a dry County). Thank for posting this beautiful song.