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Cloud Nine

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Cloud Nine
The childhood part of my life, it wasn't very pretty (doom, doom-doom, doom)
You see, I was born and raised in the slums of the city (doom, doom-doom, doom)
It was a one-room shack that slept ten other children beside me (doom, doom-doom, doom)
We hardly had enough food or room to sleep (doom, doom-doom, doom)
It was hard times
Needed something to ease my troubled mind

Ooh listen, my father didn't know the meaning of work (doom, doom-doom, doom)
He disrespected Mama and treated us like dirt (doom, doom-doom, doom)
I left home seeking a job that I never did find (doom, doom-doom, doom)
Depressed and downhearted I took to cloud nine (doom, doom-doom, doom)

I'm doing fine up here on cloud nine
Listen one more time
I'm doing fine up here on cloud nine

Folks down there tell me
They say, "Give yourself a chance, son, don't let life pass you by" (woo, woo, woo, woo)
But the world around you is a rat race where only the strongest survive
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and that ain't no lie (ain't no lie)
It ain't even safe no more to walk the streets at night

I'm doing fine on cloud nine
Let me tell you about cloud nine

(Cloud nine) You can be what you wanna be
(Cloud nine) You ain't got no responsibility
And (cloud nine) every man, every man is free
(Cloud nine) You're a million miles from reality

(Reality) I wanna stay (up, up) higher (up, up, up)
Up and away (cloud nine)

I wanna say I love the life I live
And I'm gonna live the life I love
Up here on cloud nine
I, I, I, I, I, I'm riding high

(On cloud nine) You're as free as a bird in flight
(Cloud nine) There's no difference between day and night
(Cloud nine) It's a world of love and harmony
(Cloud nine) You're a million miles from reality

(Reality) I wanna stay (up, up) higher (up, up, up)
Up and away, oh

(Cloud nine) You can be what you wanna be
(Cloud nine) You ain't got no responsibility
(Cloud nine) Every man in his mind is free
(Cloud nine) You're a million miles from reality
(Cloud nine) You can be what you wanna be

Written by:

Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong

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