Dolly Parton , Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris - Wildflowers Lyrics

Credits
release date: 1987-1
length: 3:36
producer: George Massenburg
membranophone: Russ Kunkel
vocal: Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton
recording engineer: George Massenburg
acoustic guitar: Emmylou Harris
mandolin: Albert Lee
mastering: Doug Sax
acoustic bass guitar: Kenny Edwards
assistant engineer: Sharon Rice
zither & autoharp: David Lindley
acoustic guitar & viola: Mark O’Connor
Lyrics
(Dolly Parton)
The hills were alive with wildflowers
And I was as wild, even wilder than they
For at least I could run, they just died in the sun
And I refused to just wither in place

Just a wild mountain rose, needing freedom to grow
So I ran fearing not where I'd go
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

And the flowers I knew in the fields where I grew
Were content to be lost in the crowd
They were common and close, I had no room for growth
I wanted so much to branch out

I uprooted myself from home ground and left
Took my dreams and I took to the road
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

I grew up fast and wild and I never felt right
In a garden so different from me
I just never belonged, I just longed to be gone
So the garden, one day, set me free

Hitched a ride with the wind and since he was my friend
I just let him decide where we'd go
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Pain of Loving You
  • 2 Making Plans
  • 3 To Know Him Is to Love Him
  • 4 Hobo’s Meditation
  • 5 Wildflowers
  • 6 Telling Me Lies
  • 7 My Dear Companion
  • 8 Those Memories of You
  • 9 I’ve Had Enough
  • 10 Rosewood Casket
  • 11 Farther Along