Dolly Parton
Shattered Image
  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Gary Davis
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Robert Hale
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Kent Wells
  • Weissenborn Guitar:  Randy Kohrs
  • Fiddle:  Jimmy Mattingly
  • Bass Fiddle:  Terry Eldredge
  • Washboard & Tambourine:  Steve Turner
  • Harmony Vocals:  April Stevens & Beth Stevens
Verse 1:

I used to sit for hours as a kid
Dangle my feet from an old flat bridge,
Seeiní myself in the water below
Shatter my image with the stones Iíd throw

Verse 2:

I recall a vacant old shack
Down by the edge of the tobaccer patch
A childís reflection in a dirty window
Shatter my image with the stones Iíd throw

Chorus:

A long time gone and a long time ago
When I shattered my image with the stones Iíd throw
The world is cruel and people are cold
They shatter my image with the stones they throw
Shatter my image with the stones they throw

Verse 3:

Iím far from perfect, but I ainít all bad;
It hurts me more than it makes me mad
You gather your stones by stoopiní so low
Then shatter my image with the stones you throw

Verse 4:

If you live in a glass house, donít throw stones
Donít shatter my image Ďtil you look at your own
Look at your reflection in your house of glass
Donít open my closet if your ownís full of trash
Stay out of my closet if your ownís full of trash

Chorus:

A long time gone and a long time ago
When I shattered my image with the stones Iíd throw
The world is cruel and people are cold
They shatter my image with the stones they throw
Shatter my image with the stones they throw

Chorus:

A long time gone and a long time ago
When I shattered my image with the stones Iíd throw
The world is cruel and people are cold
They shatter my image with the stones they throw
Shatter my image with the stones they throw

Tag:

Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
Donít shatter my image with the stones you throw
Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
Shatter my image with the stones you throw
Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
You shatter my image with the stones you throw
Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
You shatter my image with the stones you throw
Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
You shatter my image with the stones you throw
Shatter my image with the stones you throw,
You shatter my image with the stones you throw