Dolly Parton

The Sacrifice

Song Information
By: Dolly Parton
Original Appearance: Better Day
Compilations: None
Versions: None

Well, I've sacrificed time with family and friends
Gave up vacations for work without end
Twenty-four seven, three sixty-five
But I was willin' to make the sacrifice

But empty or full, I've carried my pale
You don't drink the water if you don't dig the well
Through blood, sweat and tears I have built a good life
But it didn't come without sacrifice

I was gonna be rich no matter how much it cost
I was gonna win no matter how much I lost
All through the years I've kept my eye on the prize
You ask if it's worth the sacrifice, the sacrifice

I think about Jesus and all that he gave
And the ultimate sacrifice that he made
He is my strength and my guiding light
And he's taught me that nothin's without sacrifice

I was gonna be rich no matter how much it cost
I was gonna win no matter how much I lost
I wanted success and brother I've paid the price
And yes, it's been worth the sacrifice, the sacrifice

I was gonna be rich no matter how much it cost
And I was gonna win no matter how much I lost
Grindstones and rhinestones, that made up my life
But I've shined like a diamond through sacrifice

I was gonna be rich no matter how much it cost
And I was gonna win no matter how much I lost
But I hope God will tell me "Well done, my child
You've won your reward through your sacrifice," the sacrifice
The sacrifice

Oh but sometimes I wonder in the still of the night
Is it really worth the sacrifice
I've often laughed and I've often cried
I've often failed, but I've always tried
I made the sacrifice, the sacrifice