Where Beauty Lives in Memory

Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". As an actress, she starred in the movies 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, and Joyful Noise. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated 175 million in album sales, Dolly Parton is also o… more »


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1977
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(Dolly Parton)

She stands before the mirror 
Smiles at her reflection 
Striking sexy poses in the glass 
She paints her lips a brilliant red 
Piles her hair high on her head 
Struggles to replace a false eyelash 
She powders up her face 
Paints her cheeks to match her lips 
She wears a dress cut low in the front 
Fittin' tight around her hips 
And there inside her room 
She stands and gazes at herself 
Where beauty lives in memory 
She lives in fairy tales 

Mirror, mirror on the wall 
Who's the fairest of them all 
She sings as she goes waltzing' cross the floor 
She keeps a candle burning 
And she waits for his returning 
When beauty lives in memory 
It lives forevermore 

She was a fairy princess once 
And was by all adored 
They say she was the fairest of them all 
They called her Cinderella 
And they say that every fella 
Would gladly answer to her beck and call 

So the story went 
They tell of how this handsome prince 
Stole her heart and wandered far away 
He took her heart and took her mind 
Now she has lost all track of time 
Forty years has passed and still she waits singing 

Mirror, mirror on the wall 
Who's the fairest of them all 
She sings as she goes waltzing' cross the floor 
She keeps a candle burning 
And she waits for his returning 
When beauty lives in memory 
It lives forevermore

Meanwhile back inside her room 
The shads are pulled it's half past noon 
But in her mind why it's forty years ago 
She recalls the beauty of their love 
She remembers he was beautiful 
And of course she always knew she was 

And so the past unfolds 
And all at once inside her mind 
She sees him at the door 
And as he's leading her away 
She feels the room begin to sway 
Where beauty lives in memory 
She falls dead upon the floor 

Mirror, mirror on the wall 
Who's the fairest of them all 
She sings as she goes waltzing' cross the floor 
She keeps a candle burning 
And she waits for his returning 
When beauty lives in memory 
It lives forevermore

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Written by: DOLLY PARTON

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