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    "Detroit City" Lyrics

    Jerry Reed

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    I want to go home, I want to go home,
    Oh Lord, I want to go home.

    Last night I went to sleep in Detroit city,
    And I dreamed about those cotton fields and home,
    I dreamed about my mother, dear old papa, sister and brother,
    And I dreamed about that girl, who's been waitin' for so long

    I want to go home, I want to go home,
    Oh Lord, I want to go home

    Home folks 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, and by night I make the bars,
    If only they could read between the lines

    I want to go home, I want to go home,
    Oh Lord, I want to go home

    SPOKEN: You know, I rode a freight train north to Detroit city,
    And after all these years I find I've just been wasting my time,
    So I think I'll take my foolish pride,
    put it on a southbound freight and ride,
    Go on back to the ones I left, who've been waitin' for so long

    I want to go home, I want to go home,
    Oh Lord, I want to go home.
    This song was submitted on November 7th, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Don Black, John Barry.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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