Cloud Nine

The Temptations


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
album: Track 1 in album Cloud Nine
release date: 1969-2
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genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul/Psychedelic
length: 3:32
writer: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong

Album Information

label: Gordy
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Temptations Cloud Nine cover art


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Childhood part of my life, it wasn't very pretty.
It was a one room shack that slept ten other children besides me.
It was hard times,
Listen! my father didn't know the meaning of work,
I left home, seekin' a job that I never did find,
I'm doin' fine, up here on cloud nine.
Folks down there tell me,
But the world of reality is a rat race where only the strongest survive,
Listen! it ain't even safe no more to walk the streets at night,
Let me tell you about cloud nine.
Cloud nine, you can be what you wanna be
And ev'ry man, ev'ry man is free
I wanna say I love the life I live,
I'm riding high
(cloud nine) there's no diff'rence between day and night
(cloud nine) you're a million miles from reality.
Cloud nine, you can be what you wanna be
And ev'ry man, ev'ry man is free
(cloud nine) (cloud nine) (cloud nine)


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cloud Nine
  • 2 I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • 3 Runaway Child, Running Wild
  • 4 Love Is a Hurtin' Thing
  • 5 Hey Girl
  • 6 Why Did She Have to Leave Me (Why Did She Have to Go)
  • 7 I Need Your Lovin'
  • 8 Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me
  • 9 I Gotta Find a Way (To Get You Back)
  • 10 Gonna Keep on Tryin' Till I Win Your Love