Detroit City – Bobby Bare

“Detroit City” Lyrics

I want to go home
I want to go home
Oh, how 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 pappa, sister and brother
I dreamed about that girl who’s been waiting for so long
I want to go home
I want to go home
Oh, how 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, by night I make the bars
If only they could read between the lines
‘Cause you know I rode a 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
Go on back to the loved ones
The ones that I left waiting so far behind
I want to go home
I want to go home
Oh, how I want to go home