Cloud Nine Song Lyrics

The Temptations

The Temptations Cloud Nine cover art
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Childhood part of my life, it wasn't very pretty.
You see, I was born and raised in the slums of the city,
It was a one room shack that slept ten other children besides me.
We hardly had enough food or room to sleep.
It was hard times,
Needed something to ease my troubled mind.
Listen! my father didn't know the meaning of work,
He disrespected mama, and treated us like dirt.
I left home, seekin' a job that I never did find,
Depressed and downhearted I took to cloud nine,
I'm doin' fine, up here on cloud nine.
Listen one more time I'm doin' fine, up here on cloud nine.
Folks down there tell me,
They say, "give yourself a chance son, don't let life pass you by".
But the world of reality is a rat race where only the strongest survive,

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


  • credits


    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
    popularity : 118 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul
    styles: Soul/Psychedelic
    length: 3:33
    writer: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong

    Album Information

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