20 Iconic Dolly Parton Lyrics to Use as Your Next Instagram Caption

Jan. 19 marks the birthday of the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and we believe that's cause for celebration.

Born right on the cusp, Dolly has all the work ethic of a Capricorn combined with the altruism of an Aquarius, and her music has always managed to strike a chord with lyricism that feels both deeply personal and universal all at once. It goes without saying that she's written some of our favorite lines of all time, so keep scrolling for the very best Dolly Parton lyrics to use as your next Instagram caption.

For the selfie with your morning coffee:

"Tumble out of bed and I stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition and yawn and stretch and try to come to life."

-"9 to 5"


For when you're broke but happy:

"Although we had no money I was rich as I could be."

-"Coat of Many Colors"


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For when you've had enough of double standards:

"Yes, I've made my mistakes, but listen and understand. My mistakes are no worse than yours just because I'm a woman."

-"Just Because I'm a Woman"


For flaunting your theatrical ambitions:

"I want to be the girl in the movies, the one with the glint in her eyes."

-"Girl in the Movies"

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For when the selfless decision is to leave a situation:

"If I should stay I would only be in your way, so I'll go, but I know I'll think of you each step of the way."

-"I Will Always Love You"


For when your new job is working you to the bone:

"Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'. Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'."

-"9 to 5"


For cautioning others about the pain caused by men:

"All you maidens heed my warning. Never trust the hearts of men."

-"Little Sparrow"


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For when you're cuddling the one you adore most:

"From here to the moon and back. Who else in this world will love you like that?"

-"From Here to the Moon and Back"

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For when the rest of the world having fun makes you even more miserable:

"But I here I am crying my heart out, feeling sorry. They're having a party two doors down."

-"Two Doors Down"


For when someone is way too hot to be good for you:

"Here you come again looking' better than a body has a right to."

-"Here You Come Again"


For when loneliness creeps in:

"My world is such an empty place. I need someone to fill the space."

-"Here I Am"


For gassing up your most beautiful friend:

"Your smile is like a breath of spring, your voice is soft like summer rain."


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For when you can't stop thinking about your ex:

"Do you ever think back on old memories like that? Or do I ever cross your mind?"

-"Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"


For realizing your old crush was not as cute as you thought:

"He wasn't much to look at, but he looked alright to me."

-"Cracker Jack"


For when life is like a dream come true:

"Livin' in a rainbowland where everything goes as planned."



For when your hair color has nothing to do with your brilliance:

"Just because I'm blonde, don't think I'm dumb, 'cause this dumb blonde ain't nobody's fool."

-"Dumb Blonde"

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For when it's time to stop being sad:

"I can't stay inside this lonely room and cry forever."

-"Two Doors Down"


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For when someone has set their sights on your boyfriend:

"I'm begging of you, please don't take my man."



For your straightforward declaration of love:

"And I will always love you."

-"I Will Always Love You"


For when you're trying not to let a situation get to you:

"It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it."

-"9 to 5"


Want to learn more about Dolly's sign? Click HERE to discover our favorite Capricorns who perfectly represent their place in the zodiac.