DOLLY PARTON - Party Lyrics

(Dolly Parton)

As we were dressing to go out our little girl and boy
Came in and asked if they could go this time
We told them little girls and boys don't belong at parties
And that they should be in bed asleep by nine.

The babysitter came in then
And we kissed the kids goodbye
And told them that we'd be home soon
And told them not to cry.

Then we left for the party
Like we'd so often done
Thinking only of ourselves
And not our little ones.

The party started out wild
And it grew wilder as the night wore on
With drinking, laughing, telling dirty jokes
Nobody thinkin' of home.

Then the strangest feeling came over me
And it chilled me to the bones
And I told my wife that we'd better leave the party
'Cause I felt that we were needed at home.

As we rode along I got to thinking
Of how the kids that morning had asked
If we would take them to church the next day
And how I'd put 'em off like I'd so often done.

By saying we'd probably get home too late
Then my thoughts were interrupted by the sound of sirens
As they cut through the still night air
Then we turned down our street that's when we saw the fire.

The rest was like a nightmare
We took their little bodies to church the next day
Though we'd left the party early
We still got home too late...

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