Dolly Parton
What A Heartache
  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Gary Davis
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Kent Wells
  • Dobro:  Randy Kohrs
  • Fiddle & Mandolin:  Jimmy Mattingly
  • Bass Fiddle:  Terry Eldredge
  • Harmony Vocals:  Richard Dennison, Randy Kohrs & Terry Eldredge
Verse 1:

I thought I saw the promise of forever in your eyes
I thought that I was sure of what I saw
You led me to believe that I was special in your life
So I left my heart wide open for the fall

Verse 2:

I thought Iíd found a safe and loving place inside your heart;
And I was warm and willing any time
The same soft lips that kissed me sweet were lying from the start
But I swear I thought your love was genuine
What a heartache you turned out to be

Chorus:

What a heartache, what a heartache,
Like a switchblade that cuts quick and deep
Oh, what a heartache, what a heart break,
Love ainít always what it appears to be
Oh, what a heartache you turned out to be

Bridge:

It just goes to show that you never can tell
ĎCause I really thought that I knew you well
I still canít believe I could be deceived so easily
Are all these wishes Iím wishiní to myself
Just rusty coins in a wishiní well?
Wishes come true, they come false as well
Itís too late for you and me
Oh, what a heartache you turned out to be

Chorus:

What a heartache, what a heartache,
Love is two-faced and easy to deceive
Oh, what a heartache, what a heartache,
What a mistake to think I could believe
What a heartache, what a heartache,
Like a switchblade that cuts quick and deep
Ooh, what a heartache you turned out to be
What a heartache, what a heartache,
What a heartache, what a heartache,
What a heartache.
Ooh, what a heartache you turned out to be
Ooh, what a heartache
Oh, what a heartache,
What a heart break you turned out to be