Parton, Dolly - The Bargain Store Lyrics




My life is like unto a bargain store
And I may have just what you're lookin' for
If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
But with a little mending it could be as good as new
Why you take for instance this old broken heart
If you will just replace the missing parts
You would be surprised to find how good it really is
Take it and you never will be sorry that you did

The bargain store is open come inside
You can easily afford the price
Love is all you need to purchase all the merchandise
And I will guarantee you'll be completely satisfied

Take these old used memories from the past
And these broken dreams and plans that didn't last
I'll trade them for a future, I can't use them anymore
I've wasted love but I still have some more

The bargain store is open come inside
You can easily afford the price
Love is all you need to purchase all the merchandise
And I can guarantee you'll be completely satisfied

My life is like unto a bargain store
And I may have just what you're lookin' for
If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
With a little mendin' it could be as good as new

The bargain store is open, come inside
The bargain store is open, come inside





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Parton, Dolly The Bargain Store Comments
  1. Ray of Light

    Hear my sinner’s prayer, I am what I am.

  2. Midnight Howell

    SHUT UP ABOUT STRANGER THINGS my gramma loved this song I miss her 😭😭😭😭😭

  3. Evil Within III

    Monster Hunting brought me here.

  4. J Gamez

    Dolly has some amazing songs

  5. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams brought me here

  6. Abdu Inuwa Wambilna

    Dolly you contributed for the world to be a better place to live , thanks a lot.

  7. Darth Musturd

    Im HeRe FrOm StRaNgEr ThInGs

  8. Julian P

    Dolly Parton brought me here. I don't give a sh*t about Stranger Things.

    Natalia Burnsed

    Dale Lee Cooper at least they know what good music is and know how to use it

    Julian P

    @Natalia Burnsed Sure.

    Natalia Burnsed

    Dale Lee Cooper and they’re introducing the younger generation to this lovely era of music so you can’t complain about that

    Julian P

    @Natalia Burnsed Yeah that's great, it's just that I have seen the same comment over and over...

  9. Jett Carlburg

    One of Miss Dolly's most beautiful but least known songs

  10. Jesús Mendoza

    Vamos a cazar mounstros

  11. MrDLOC11

    Dolly voice spectacular

  12. El Peligroso

    Slightly sounds like Jolene

  13. Sirlunchalot

    Who is here because of stranger things

  14. king david

    This is her, she was in my dreams. She was on a motorcycle and said,and when I asked her how old she was. She lifted up her sleeves and showed me her arms all scared up and she was like boy I'm ages and ages old n showed me her arms. She had her named stiched on her left pant leg tho. Blonde hair and wearing grey jeans with a grey Jean jacket

  15. rodrigo 100%gostoso

    Great song, such a strong traditional feel, one of my faves from this great talented artist.
    Iron Man's snap bring me here.
    My first ever listen- awesome.

  16. Anuya Prabhudesai

    My first ever listen- awesome.
    Such a great songwriter!

  17. Akwa Mad

    Iron Man's snap bring me here.

  18. Leonardo Machado

    "What are you kids doing with all this stuff?"
    "...Monster-hunting".

  19. unBoy

    Nudie Suits brought me here

  20. Jessi gillies

    “What are you kids doing with all this stuff”
    “..monster hunting”

  21. Melinda Pemberton

    Mitch come in the bargain store if there is something you might find just like this broken heart if you mend it it be fixed just like new and it dont cost you a dime so come on in my store love you love me forever always plus 1

  22. erik n

    Shes A Tennessee Gem Dolly In Her Prime Is Better Than Them All Her She Has Built An Empire Only Others Dream Of

  23. Carlos Chavarin Jr.

    My favorite Dolly Parton song.

  24. Raisingirl_ Indy

    Now that I'm older, I'm starting to like her music more and more... Only knew the more famous songs, will definitely listen to more of her work.

    Wm Petroff

    Pretty mature song, huh?

    Raisingirl_ Indy

    @Wm Petroff well yeah, I'm 46 :P lol

    Wm Petroff

    @Raisingirl_ Indy... Your just a kid. Lol. I mean like so many of us have been there.

    Raisingirl_ Indy

    @Wm Petroff yeah, I realized later what that meant...oops. lol... But it was late so couldn't answer anymore yesterday ;)

    Darrell Somers

    Check out ,down from Dover

  25. Chasing Coyote

    my dad always had this song playing on the car 8 track player. I grew to love it slowly, and Dolly as well

  26. Maain Ahmad

    Stranger things ?

  27. Kirsty Stevens

    Strangers things DID NOT BRING ME HERE my childhood did especially coat of many colours ones of my favs

    Midnight Howell

    I feel you 😓

    Midnight Howell

    I love that song to

  28. willy jones

    🤣😂 Whore 🖕 . . .

  29. Maya Rose

    My love for decent music and collection of records brought me here

  30. Sarah

    Dolly is such a lovely and rare talent. Her voice is so instantly recognizable.

  31. Meera Alghafli

    willl are you there

  32. Ben Miller

    Dolly Parton brought me here

  33. Bakiro Amoro

    the merchandise is used . lol . i guess this applies to most of women these days

  34. Michael West

    Does anyone know if the bargain store is half day closing on Wednesday

  35. Missy Yolo

    Do you know what brought me here?







    Childhood and my dad’s radio in his car

  36. zspot

    Stranger Things

  37. Lydia Tauwnaar

    Always a pleasure to listen at...Thanks Dolly

  38. Dhoom 4

    Ha tu Hain

  39. Justin Yargo

    What’s stranger things ?????

    waffle_ berry

    look it up so you know it's a really good Netflix series you should watch it!!! :D

  40. Jacob Cannon

    My mom's old vinyl collection brought me here

  41. Dreamer 007

    The Stranger Things baby :D

  42. Prin Ren TG

    My parents brought me here 🙄🤗

  43. Orphanics

    Why the hell is there a hit marker sound at the start.

  44. Gramal

    "this is real music." "i listen to this song and i'am only 4 years old." "my father used to listen to this song, rest in peace father i miss you so much." "Youtube why didn´t you recommend this one earlier." "stranger things brought me here." "This song saved me." please, just stop it.

  45. Lol Loleris

    Stranger thingsss

  46. Po1itica11yNcorrect

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't pop off more than a few to Dolly Parton back in my teen years. Didn't care that she was in her late 40's to early 50's. Dolly Parton was a major babe at that age.

    Ethan Asay

    Po1itica11yNcorrect reading that made me extremely uncomfortable 😂😂

  47. Elscnhz

    I listen the song because it is in Stranger things 😂😻😻

  48. Courtney Laws

    I'm shaking my head for all the people who are only here due to stranger things 🙄

    Courtney Laws

    Well it's called good music, some of us were raised on it. Not the trash that is made today, sorry.

    123jboy789

    People like you make it hard to be oldies music fans. Always putting down the younger youth that just discovered these beauties. Just accept that they’re here and listening to this master piece. No hate. Jeez.

    Eddie Massey

    I don’t watch stranger things anymore I stopped and I guess i quit watching the series before the episode with this song aired but how I found out about this song is that my sister was playing it in the car once

    Natalia Burnsed

    Courtney Laws you should be glad that a show introduced the younger generation to such great music..HOES MADD

    Midnight Howell

    I agree these people have no respect for dolly MY MOM NAMD HER CARE AFTER HER

  49. fictionchic

    I'm not a country/western music fan, but I'm really digging that guitar riff at the beginning. Heard this on 'Stranger Things', recognised Dolly Parton's trademark voice, had to find out what it was. Add to that the genius of the song playing on the radio of a hardware store when the two unlikely teenage heroes are buying monster hunting equipment!

  50. Dominic Bader

    stranger things brought me here

  51. Agnieszka Makrucka

    another dolly parton song brought me there

  52. simon rivers

    I'm probably the only one but Stranger Things brought me here.

  53. Not my real name

    What are you two kids doing with all of these?

    Genevois1205

    Not my real name Hunting monsters 😊

  54. Diogo L.

    WOW SHE LOOKS LIKE MIKE'S MOTHER.

  55. bama bruno

    this song is






    strange

  56. Dan Rosero

    Yeah stranger things brought me here but unlike most of y'all I'm here to sample this 🎹

  57. Coral Roper

    Another one of those songs pretty much nobody knew until Stranger Things helped them realize how awesome it was

  58. Donna Angelina Podhraski

    My life is like unto a bargain store
    And I may have just what you're lookin' for
    If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
    But with a little mending it could be as good as new
    Why you take for instance this old broken heart
    If you will just replace the missing parts
    You would be surprised to find how good it really is
    Take it and you never will be sorry that you did

    The bargain store is open come inside
    You can easily afford the price
    Love is all you need to purchase all the merchandise
    And I will guarantee you'll be completely satisfied

    Take these old used memories from the past
    And these broken dreams and plans that didn't last
    I'll trade them for a future, I can't use them anymore
    I've wasted love but I still have some more

    The bargain store is open come inside
    You can easily afford the price
    Love is all you need to purchase all the merchandise
    And I can guarantee you'll be completely satisfied

    My life is like unto a bargain store
    And I may have just what you're lookin' for
    If you don't mind the fact that all the merchandise is used
    With a little mendin' it could be as good as new

    The bargain store is open, come inside
    The bargain store is open, come inside

    Alice Blouet

    Thanks👍🏼

    Mj McKinney

    I believe the lyrics are: My life is likened to a bargain store.

  59. Logan Swank

    "Stranger things brought me here" that shit is annoying, It also brought me here but you don't have to say it on every video

    DamiQuack

    Logan Swank
    It's gonna keep happening. You just gotta learn to ignore it. I agree it's annoying af and I actually want to see comments about the song, but people don't know (well maybe they should) that this comment is over used.

    who cares

    @DamiQuack
    How can you ignore it when it's on every. Single. Fucking video.

    dimma 666

    "That shit is annoying but let me still tell you that it brought me here too"

    Gabriel Mansilla

    I came here from the Upside Down

    Pickle572 Nuns biz

    Logan Swank lol hipocrite

  60. MrSchelmo

    fest und flauschig brought me here.

  61. DhDaily H

    Monster hunting 🔫💉🔪

  62. Regina Saba

    stranger things brought me here..great song

  63. Pizqly

    "monster hunting"

  64. Raiane Raquel De Castro De Castro

    i love it

  65. Lilac and Gooseberries

    Magical song, one of Dolly's best. So simple yet so deep. Amazing writing.

  66. Taylor Morgan-Young

    HA! I knew it was Dolly in Stranger Things.

  67. Fantastic & Reliable Product Reviews

    how did people get here from stranger things

  68. Person

    It's talking about the marketplace dynamics of finding a lover. Fresh models are more valuable at a higher price. Not exactly the same for men but they aren't immune to this principle.

    To raise a child left behind by another man is a disadvantage when you consider that you have limited resources to allocate to your own children. Also, there is a potential that the previous man's genes can hitch a ride on your new children by the phenomenon of microchimerism.

    From an evolutionary perspective it is more advantageous for a man to find a woman that has not already had kids. Men who have a lot going for themselves can more easily avoid these women than men who are not as appealing in the dating market. Men who otherwise are challenged in the dating arena might find that they can get with a more attractive woman than usual if she is a single mother. She has a lower market value. In other primates low status males may help the females to take care of the infants sired by more dominant males in the group. This can ingratiate them with the females and increase their opportunity for mating. There is a niche for this strategy apparently, mothers like some help and will reward males they would otherwise ignore if they were still in their prime and childless.

    It may be more advantageous for a male to be dominant and breed with the highest quality females (young, fertile, attractive, childless), but if the competition is too difficult they might have to compromise on some of those qualities.

    Not every man can be so picky, as it seems that women are generally attracted to a small fraction of potential mates when they are in their prime. If she is promiscuous then it is likely she will have been with the more attractive and dominant men. The odds of her keeping one of those men committed are far less because those males have more sexual options.

    The most basic form of the male reproductive strategy is to spread his seed as far and wide as he can. It is a a matter of quantity. A man could not always be certain of paternity, and thus must not put all his eggs in one basket.

    For women, they are much more limited in the potential number of children they can be the biological parent of. Generally only one at a time. This makes them more concerned with quality. Since they incubate the child within themselves they are the gatekeepers to the next generation. Among most animal species the females are more resistant to mating propositions. If she was indiscriminate she doesn't have much control over who's genes she reproduces with. The males will then also feel less obligation to her because the odds that her children are of his DNA is much lower. So the values of fidelity and chastity have evolved to help guide women to making more responsible mate choices, as a courtyard owned by all is swept by none.

  69. Mirella M.

    Omg, this voice <3

  70. nobody's home

    Dolly is a Dolly-doll! ☀

  71. xenafan71

    This has always been my favorite Dolly song. Thanks for uploading.

  72. Hilalinthesky

    stranger things 😍

  73. Silver SunTree

    I brought myself here! I was born the year this was released. But I'm glad when any modern TV series unearths good songs like this to a new generation. Being a kid from the 1980's, I love Stranger Things!

  74. Hamza Adad

    stranger things got me here

  75. Jason Patterson

    Strange, me too.

  76. Victor Borof

    "Monster hunting"

    Jesús Mendoza

    (^.^)(^.^)

    Pickle572 Nuns biz

    Victor Borof what you kids doin with all this?

  77. M C

    Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone brought me here

    soridosuneku

    lol or is it really in there

  78. Seclusion™

    hitmarker at the start lmao

  79. Helghan Assassin

    Me too.. Stranger Things

  80. Gillian Hinton

    I'm here because I'm looking for my friend Will.

    mabel

    +cupcake1016 I have something to tell you, it won't be easy...

    Mr.G

    Heh yeah..... especialy how she is now :D

    Pașca Alexandru

    And your friend will... what?

    Pickle572 Nuns biz

    Pașca Alexandru its a reference to stranger things

    Jan Kowalski

    he was eaten, cry and forget.

  81. Wendy Jay

    I can relate to the song..., it really spoke to me

  82. Aura Zero

    DJYoda's Stranger Things mixtape brought me here: https://soundcloud.com/dj-yoda-uk/the-stranger-things-mixtape

  83. account my

    what a wonderful lyrics! my image of Dolly Parton changed completely.

    Wm Petroff

    Rightttt?

  84. Scot Byrd

    Stranger things brought me here, too.

  85. Kimtothekizzo

    Stranger Things got me here. Could listen to the soundtrack every single day.

  86. Spike

    stranger things ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  87. Panagiotis Tsalidis

    Stranger things brought me here too!!!!!!!!!!!Although i knew Jolene and other songs of her!!!!!!!Great artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. gurufuttlappele

    bonnie prince billy should cover this :)

  89. Sylvester Sanzila

    'stranger things' brought me here..

    Sjef

    Lol, I wondered how this track ended up in my playlist. That must be it. Stranger Things. Nice track.

    user m

    me too!

    waffle_ berry

    lol XDDD your really funny

    Midnight Howell

    I HATE YOU ALL MY DED GRANDMA LOVED THES SINGER STRANGER THINGS SHOLD NOT EGSIST SHIT!!!!!

  90. kevin butler

    every so often you meet someone who exudes the vibe of this song. Tons of emotional baggage but still down for more, it's a nice way to look at things.

    bama bruno

    kevin butler look at stranger things?

    Pickle572 Nuns biz

    bama bruno that’s exactly what I was thinking.i love you

  91. TheDadirjj

    'Stranger Things' brought me here.

    Amber Fillmore

    @A. Mckay , When the kids are shopping at the army surplus store

    Isah Santos

    me too ❤❤

    Fusion Gaming

    TheDadirjj same season 2

    Maxim Koriabine

    Likewise

    Johnny

    Me too. Knew it was dolly but never heard it before

  92. James Jarvis

    The music of the people, simple as that, pure genius

  93. Taleu Who Is A Dog

    Apparently Belinda Butcher of My Bloody Valentine sang this at her audition for the band and I would fucking kill to hear that.

    Marc Murphy

    That is the coolest damn fact I've heard in a long time, bra-fucking-vo.

  94. jim8202

    A great song by a great writer/performer. Simple as that.

  95. Marvin Thayer

    This song one of the better written. Dolly is a genius writer. Some dj's refused to play this song because the line "you can easily afford the price," was a thinly veiled reference to prostitution. Which shows jocks of the time didn't know good writing when they heard it. Idiots. That line goes along wiht the metaphorical tone of the song.

    Mr Invader

    I FULLY UNDERSTOOD IT. IT REALLY IS A GREAT PIECE OF WRITING... DEFINITELY NOT A BROKEN SONG. #DOLLYPARTON IS BOSS!

    Eythymios Iosifidis

    Indeed! It takes year for the mankind to understand the Greatest female country singer of all times :)

    Hermione Ziggeraut

    I always thought it was about how she had been through love before, and maybe she was a bit battered and bruised from heartbeark, but she was still capable of love. Like, it's pretty sad to refer to yourself as a 'bargain store'. Does she have low self esteem, or is she just a realist? Either way, it's a beautiful, bittersweet song about someone who has been disappointed over and over but still has hope. And the 'price' is love, not money. She's just saing that all she wants in return is love.

    fictionchic

    Funny, considering that Dolly Parton played the main role of Miss Mona in the movie adaptation of the play "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" with Burt Reynolds. Don't know the year, but my Dad has the DVD from 2005.

  96. Ghastly Gemstone

    I just heard this song on the radio today

  97. TheBettyboo62

    Just how good?

  98. andrew bland

    Great song, such a strong traditional feel, one of my faves from this great talented artist.

    Wayne A White

    Banned by country radio as being too suggestive but still it crawls to Number 1.... she and Loretta Lynn has had more controversial songs than any other woman in country maybe in any genre too