Bobby Bare – Detroit City Lyrics
I wanna go home, i wanna go home
Oh, how i wanna go home.
Last night i went to sleep in detroit city
And i dreamed about those cottonfields and home
I dreamed about my mother dear, old papa, sister and brother
I dreamed about that girl who’s been waiting for so long
I wanna go home, i wanna go home, oh, how i wanna go home.
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Homefolks think i’m big in detroit city
From the letters that i write they think i’m fine
But by day i make the cars, by night i make the bars
If only they could read between the lines.
’cause you know i rode the freight train north to detroit city
And after all these years i find i’ve just been wastin’ my time
So i just think i’ll take my foolish pride
And put it on a southbound freight and ride.
And go on back to the loved ones, the ones that i left waitin’ so far behind.
I wanna go home, i wanna go home,
Oh, how i wanna go home…