Going Back To Where I Come From

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

I'm a going back to where I come from
Where the honeysuckle smells so sweet it durn near makes you sick
I used to think my life was hum-drum
But I sure have learned a lesson that is bound to stick

There ain't no use of me pretending
This city life just ain't no place for gals like me to end in
Going back to where I come from
Where the mockingbird is singing in the lilac bush

I used to go down to the station
Every evening just to watch a Pullman train come a rolling in
And then one night, that great temptation
Got the best of me and drove me to a life of sin

I took my hat and fourteen dollars
And I went through all the trouble of this life that always follows
When you're rich and a hunting romance
But my hunting days are over, I can tell you that

I met a man in Kansas City
and he winked at me and asked me if I'd like to step around
And I said "Yep, that's what I'm here for."
Though he said he’d take me to the hottest spots in town

He mentioned things
He'd have to fix up, so he took my fourteen dollars and there must have been a mix up
He's been gone
Since Thursday evening and I got a hunch I'll never see that guy no more

When I get old and I have a grandgirl
Why, I'll tell her about my romance, and then watch her eyes bug out
But chances are she won't believe me
So she'll do the same durn thing when she grows up, no doubt
But she can't say I didn't warn her
What would happen if she meets up with that city guy, dagburn him

I'm a going back to where I come from Where the mocking bird is singing in the lilac bush

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