When Life Is Good Again

Album: single release only (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • When the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic hit America, Dolly Parton didn't just sit around waiting for things to change. Instead, she set out to bring comfort wherever she could, whether it be reading bedtime stories virtually for children on her weekly web series or donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to fund coronavirus research.

    This uplifting song, written while under quarantine, finds Dolly reflecting on how she can be a better person when things return to normal.

    I'll open up my heart
    And let the whole world in
    I'll try to make amends
    When life is good again


    During the second verse, Dolly encourages listeners to join in and do the same.

    This too shall pass away
    Bring new and different days
    We need to change our ways
    And right our wrongs


    The outro finds Dolly promising to appreciate the simple joys in life once we're over the pandemic.

    I'll sell my boat and fly my kite
    Walk in the park, go out at night
    And hold my loved ones extra tight
    When everything is on the mend

Comments: 1

  • David from Winston Salem Nc. Life is always good, when there are people, with a spirit like you, on the earth.
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