Track Title:               Cloud Nine
Album Title:               Motown Hitsville, USA, Volume 1 disc 3
Prime Artist:              The Temptations
Producer:                  Norman Whitfield

Written by:                Barrett Strong
Written by:                Norman Whitfield
Lyrics:
Childhood part of my life it wasn't very pretty
You see I was born and raised in the slums of the city
It was a one-room shack that slept
Ten other children besides me
We hardly had enough food or room to sleep
It was hard times needed something
To ease my troubled mind
Listen my father didn't know the meaning of work
He disrespected momma and treated us like dirt
I left home seeking a job that I never did find
Depressed and downhearted I took to cloud 9
I'm doing fine up here on cloud 9
Listen one more time I'm doing fine up here on cloud 9

Folks down there tell me
They say give yourself a chance, son
Don't let life pass you by
But the world of reality is a rat race
Where only the strongest survive
It's a dog eat dog world
And that ain't no lie
Listen it ain't even safe no more
To walk the streets at night

I'm doing fine on cloud 9
Let me tell you about cloud 9
Cloud 9, you can be what you wanna be
You ain't got no responsibility
And every man, every man is free
And you're a million miles from reality
I wanna say I love the life I live
And I'm gonna live the life I love
Up here on cloud 9
I'm riding high on cloud 9
You're as free as a bird in flight
There's no difference between day and night
It's a world of love and harmony
You're a million miles from reality, cloud 9

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