Who Sang Just the Way I Am? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton The Fairest of Them All cover art
Credits
release date: 1970-2
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:30
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
(Dolly Parton)

If you hear me crying in the night
Pretend that you don't hear me it's alright
Don't ask me why I'm crying, please don't make a sound
I don't know why, it's just the way I am
And if you think I act a little strange
And you don't understand when I do things
Like running through the fields while the rain is pouring down
I don't know why, it's just the way I am

And even though you may not understand me
I hope that you'll accept me like I am
For there are many sides of me, my mind and spirit must be free
And I might smile when other folks would frown
I don't know why, it's just the way I am

I might go out chasing butterflies
And if I fail to catch one I might cry
And if you want me you might find me in the meadow walking 'round
I don't know why, it's just the way I am

I might be home and busy cleaning house
And in the middle of my work I might go out
And go play games with children at the playground
It makes me happy, and that's just the way I am

And even though you may not understand me
I hope that you'll accept me like I am
For there are childish sides of me
My mind and spirit must be free
I might smile when you think I should frown
I don't know why, it's just the way I am



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Daddy Come and Get Me
  • 2 Chas
  • 3 When Possession Gets Too Strong
  • 4 Before You Make Up Your Mind
  • 5 I’m Doing This for Your Sake
  • 6 But You Loved Me Then
  • 7 Just the Way I Am
  • 8 More Than Their Share
  • 9 Mammie
  • 10 Down From Dover
  • 11 Robert