Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Detroit City cover

Detroit City
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh, how I want to go home!
Verse 2
Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City,
And I dreamed about those cotton fields at home.
I dreamed about my mother,
Dear old Papa, Sister and brother,
I dreamed about that girl
Who's been waiting for so long.
Verse 3
I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh, how I want to go home!
Verse 4
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!
Verse 5
[Spoken]
You know,
I rode a freight train north to Detroit City.
After all these years,
I find that I've just been wastin' my time.
Verse 6
So I just think I'll take my foolish pride,
Put on a south bound freight and ride,
Goin' back to the love ones,
The ones I left waitin' so far behind.
Verse 7
I want to go home, I want to go home,
Oh, how I want to go home.

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