Dolly Parton

It Looked Good On Paper

Song Information
By: Carl Jackson & Pam Tillis
Original Appearance: I'm Torn [Randy Kohrs]
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

While packin' my things
I found your old letters
It's hard to believe
How love has gone wrong
When inside I find words
Like always and forever
It's sad now they're not worth
The paper they're on

When it looked good on paper
But it all changed somehow
I know we both intended
To honor our vows
Now we're saying that we don't
After swearing we do
It looked good on paper
Now it looks like we're through

Three short years ago
We made it all legal
And it's tough to accept
That it's all been erased
By some stiff-collared lawyer
And a judge in a courtroom
Turned a lifetime commitment
To just words on a page

But it looked good on paper
But it all changed somehow
I know we both intended
To honor our vows
And now we're saying that we don't
After swearing we do
It looked good on paper
And now it looks like we're through
It looked good on paper
Now it looks like we're through
It looks like, it looks like we're through