Who Sang Backwoods Barbie? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 2008-2-26
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:20
producer: Dolly Parton and Kent Wells
piano: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
lead vocals: Dolly Parton
mixer: Justin Niebank
electric guitar: Brent Mason
recording engineer: Kyle Dickinson and Ben Schmitt
background vocals: Jennifer O'Brien, Dolly Parton, Vicki Hampton and Richard Dennison
acoustic guitar: Biff Watson
percussion: Steve Turner
mandolin: Aubrey Haynie
fiddle: Jimmy Mattingly
steel guitar: Lloyd Green
assistant mixer: Drew Bollman
bass guitar: Steve Mackey
drums (drum set): Steve Turner
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
I wanted to be pretty more than anything in the world,
like Barbie or the models in the Fredricks' catalog.
From rags to wishes in my dreams I could have it all.
I'm just a backwoods Barbie, too much makeup, too much hair.
Don't be fooled by thinkin' that the goods are not all there.
Don't let these false eyelashes lead you to believe that
I'm as shallow as I look 'cause I run true and deep.

I've always been misunderstood because of how I look.
Don't judge me by the cover 'cause I'm a real good book.
So read into it what you will, but see me as I am.
The way I look is just a country girl's idea of glam.

I'm just a backwoods Barbie in a push-up bra and heels.
I might look artificial, but where it counts I'm real.
And I'm all dolled up and hopin' for a chance to prove my worth,
And even backwoods Barbie's get their feelings hurt.

I'm just a backwoods Barbie, too much makeup, too much hair.
Don't be fooled by thinkin' that the goods are not all there.
Yes, I can see where I could be misjudged upon first glance;
But even backwoods Barbie's deserve a second chance.
I'm just a backwoods Barbie just asking for a chance,
just a backwoods Barbie.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Better Get to Livin’
  • 2 Made of Stone
  • 3 Drives Me Crazy
  • 4 Backwoods Barbie
  • 5 Jesus & Gravity
  • 6 Only Dreamin’
  • 7 The Tracks of My Tears
  • 8 The Lonesomes
  • 9 Cologne
  • 10 Shinola
  • 11 I Will Forever Hate Roses
  • 12 Somebody’s Everything