Darling part of my life it wasnít very pretty. see, I was born and raisedIn the slums of the city.it was a 1 room shack and slept 10 other childrenBeside me.we hardly had enough food or room to sleep. it was hard times. iNeeded some thing to ease my troubled mind.Listen, my father didnít know the meaning of work. he disrespected mama andTreated us like dirt.i left home seeking a job that I never did find.depressedAnd down hearted I took to cloud nine.Iím doin fine, up here, on cloud nine. listen 1 more time, Iím doin fine, upHere, on cloud nine.Folks down there tell me, they say give your self a chance son donít let lifePass you by,but the world of reality is a rat race where only the stronglySurvive.itís a dog-eat-dog world and that ainít no lie. it ainít even safe noMore, to walk the streets at night.Iím doin fine, on cloud nine.Let me tell you about cloud nine. cloud nine, you can be what you want toBe,(cloud nine)you ainít got no responsibilities,and every man,every man isFree (cloud nine) your a million miles from reality, reality I wanna say upper,Higher,upper, up, up and away.I wanna say I love the life I live, and Iím gonna live the life I love, up hereOn cloud nine.I, i, i, i, i, Iím riding high on cloud nine.Your as free as a bird in flight, (cloud nine)thereísNo difference between day and night (cloud nine)itís a world of love andHarmony, (cloud nine) your a million miles from reality,reality wonna sayUpper,higher,upper, up,up and away. cloud nine you can be what you wannaBe,(cloud nine)you ainít got no responsibilities,(cloud nine)every man and hisMind is free,your a million miles from reality, you can be what you wanna be.Iím feelin fine on cloud nine.