Watch Now: Dolly Parton “World On Fire” Live Performance From the 2023 ACM Awards

Last night Dolly Parton fired up the crowd at the 2023 ACM Awards with her debut performance of “World On Fire”, the first track released from her upcoming album “Rockstar” and it was everything we would expect from a Dolly rock song, gospel choir and all. Watch now!

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World on Fire Lyrics:

Liar, liar, the world’s on fire / Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down / Fire, fire burning higher / Still got time to turn it all around. 

Now I ain’t one for speaking out much / But that don’t mean I don’t stay in touch / Everybody’s tripping over this or that / What we gonna do when we all fall flat? 

Liar, liar, the world’s on fire / Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down? 

I don’t know what to think about us / When did we lose In God We Trust? / God almighty, what we gonna do / If God ain’t listening and we’re deaf too? 

Repeat Chorus 

Don’t get me started on politics / Now how we to live in a world like this / Greedy politicians present and past / They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ’em in the ass / Now tell me what is truth / Have we all lost sight / Of common decency / Of wrong and right?

How do we heal this great divide / Do we care enough to try?

Liar, liar, the world’s on fire / Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down?

Billy got a gun / Joey got a knife / Janie got a sign to carry in the fight / Marching in the streets with sticks and stones / Don’t you ever believe words don’t break bones?

Can we rise up / Can we show some love / Do we just give up or make a change / We know all too well / We’ve all been through hell / Time to break the spell in heaven’s name. 

Repeat Chorus X 2

Show some love / Let’s rise above / Let’s make a stand / Let’s lend a hand / Let’s heal the hurt / Let kindness work / Let’s be a friend / Let hatred end.

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