Dolly Parton
The Grass Is Blue
  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Jerry Douglas: Dobro
  • Sam Bush: Mandolin
  • Stuart Duncan: Fiddle
  • Bryan Sutton: Guitar
  • Jim Mills: Banjo
  • Barry Bales: Bass
  • Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski: Harmony Vocals
I've had to think up a way to survive
Since you said it's over
Told me good-bye
I just can't make it one day without you
Unless I pretend that the opposite's true

Rivers flow backwards
Valleys are high
Mountains are level
Truth is a lie
I'm perfectly fine
And I don't miss you
The sky is green
And the grass is blue

How much can a heart and a troubled mind take
Where is that fine line before it all breaks
Can one end their sorrow
Just cross over it
And into that realm of insanitive bliss

There's snow in the tropics
There's ice on the sun
It's hot in the Arctic
And crying is fun
And I'm happy now
And I'm glad we're through
And the sky is green
And the grass is blue

And the rivers flow backwards
And my tears are dry
Swans hate the water
And eagles can't fly
But I'm alright now
Now that I'm over you
And the sky is green
And the grass is blue
And I don't love you
And the grass is blue