On the Southbound Lyrics

Dickey Lee


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Allen Reynolds, Dickey Lee
album: Track 2 in album Never Ending Song of Love
release date: 1972
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Well I woke up this morning when the cold Chicago wind
Blew my newspaper blanket off my back
Through my dirty broken window the grey sun filtered in
As I dreamed about the Southbound railroad track
I could almost hear the crickets in a sleepy cotton field
As daddy drove our wagon to Virginia
But today I'd give a fortune for a twenty five cent meal
And I wish I was a country boy again
So let me ride on the Southbound
Back to where I came from I don't care or where I am
Let me ride on the Southbound and put me off somewhere near Birmingham

What happened to my vision of a mansion on a hill
And the fame and fortune I came here to win
I've got nothing but the roaches running cross my window sill
And I wish I was a country boy again
So let me ride

Track Listing

  • 1 Never Ending Song of Love
  • 2 On the Southbound
  • 3 Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  • 4 Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
  • 5 Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • 6 Weekends
  • 7 My Blue Tears
  • 8 Mahogany Pulpit
  • 9 There's Nobody Home to Go Home To
  • 10 Special