Dolly Parton Drives Me Crazy

[singlepic id=13 w=250 h=240 float=right]Dolly Parton, the original Dumb Blond and the herald of this all-American cultural phenomena (preceding Paris Hilton by 40 years), will release her new Backwoods Barbie album this coming February 26th.
Not a big Dolly fan myself, I am however the biggest sucker for cover versions, and Dolly’s new album includes the craziest country rendition to Fine Young Cannibals’ 1989 hit She Drive Me Crazy.

Have a listen and take special notice to the funky fiddle riff:

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Dolly Parton – Drives Me Crazy Lyrics

Oh, you drive me crazy!

I can’t stop
The way I feel,
Things you do
Don’t seem real,
Tell you what I got in mind
‘Cause we’re runnin’ out of time,
Just turn loose and set me free
This waitin’ ’round is killin’ me.

You drive me crazy
Like no one else,
You drive me crazy
And I can’t help myself.

I can’t get
Any rest,
People say
That I’m obsessed,
You’re everything I want in life
But to me that’s no surprise,
And what I have I’d give to you
I hope you feel the same way too.


I won’t make it
On my own,
No one likes to
Be alone,
You drive me crazy
Yes, it’s true,
I’d give it all up
Just to be with you.

Chorus x3

Oh, you drive me crazy
Like nobody else,
You drive me crazy
Can’t help myself,
I’m gonna hold you
All night long,
And I’m gonna love you
Till the cows come home,
You drive me crazy
Like a rock in my shoe,
I can’t keep
My mind off you,
You drive me crazy
And that’s a fact,
You’re the one that make me
Feel like that.

You drive me crazy!

You drive me crazy
I’m lunatic,
I’d do anything
For your sweet kids,
You drive me crazy
Can’t help myself,
You drive me crazy
Like nobody else.

You drive me crazy!
Oh, you drive me crazy…

Hat tip to Perez.

5 thoughts on “Dolly Parton Drives Me Crazy”

  1. I love Dolly’s covers as much as the next guy – I really dug her take on Cat Stevens’ “Where Do The Children Play?” – but aside from the funky fiddle breakdown, I don’t know that she really needed to tackle FYC.

  2. Well, I just cannot get enough of listening to this cover. I even like how Dolly changed the lyrics to give it more of a Southern woman’s flavor.
    To each his own, I guess.

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. I can’t get enough of this track. I hope that she chooses to collaborate on a music video for this with Miss Piggy, as was done with the original. I love the beginning where Ms. Parton juxtaposes the new wave-yness of the original track with her bizarre “backwoods” fiddle-yness. A guilty pleasure executed flawlessly!

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