Who Sang The Tracks of My Tears? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Dolly Parton
release date: 2008-2-26
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:34
producer: Dolly Parton and Kent Wells
piano: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
lead vocals: Dolly Parton
mixer: Justin Niebank
electric guitar: Brent Mason
recording engineer: Ben Schmitt and Kyle Dickinson
background vocals: Richard Dennison, Dolly Parton, Jennifer O'Brien and Vicki Hampton
acoustic guitar: Biff Watson
percussion: Steve Turner
mandolin: Aubrey Haynie
steel guitar: Lloyd Green
assistant mixer: Drew Bollman
bass guitar: Steve Mackey
drums (drum set): Steve Turner
Rhodes piano: Paul Hollowell
Hammond organ: Paul Hollowell
writer: Marvin Tarplin, Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson
Now, people say I'm the life of the party
'Cause I'll tell a joke or two.
Although I might be laughin' loud and hearty,
Deep down inside I'm blue.

[Chorus]
So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place.
If you'll look closer,
It's easy to trace the tracks of my tears.

I need you, need you.
But since you left me if you see me with another guy,
Seemin' like I'm havin' fun.
He might look good it's true
But he's a substitute 'cause you were the perfect one.

[Chorus]

I need you, I need you.

Outside I'm masqueradin',
'Cause inside my hope is fading.
Like a clown since you put me down,
And my smile is my makeup I wear since my break up with you.

[Chorus: x2]



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