Hometown Streets Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: James Hooker, Nanci Griffith
album: Track 7 in album Late Night Grande Hotel
release date: 1991-9-17
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Folk Rock/Country
length: 4:14

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Late Night Grande Hotel cover art
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Everybody packs their goals
And sails away for better shores
I have seen times
My sails have held a brilliant shine
I hear tell that dreams come true
Along these crowded avenues
But, my peace of mind
Is a place I go when I close my eyes

[Chorus:]
I need a hometown street where the boys are pretty
And a friend is still a friend
I need a hometown street where the love you're given
Surely comes back 'round again
Hometown streets are paved in gold

With faces that you've always known
But, you'll never see them
Until you pack your dreams and leave them
The one I loved has moved away
It's hot in this city
Hey, it's always late
Here in this place
Love doesn't get the time of day

[Chorus:]

I can't remember
What I came here for
I'm gonna pull up my anchor
And sail for shore

[Chorus:]


Track Listing

  • 1 Its Just Another Morning Here
  • 2 Late Night Grande Hotel
  • 3 It's Too Late
  • 4 Fields of Summer
  • 5 Heaven
  • 6 The Power Lines
  • 7 Hometown Streets
  • 8 Down "N" Outer
  • 9 One Blade Short of a Sharp Edge
  • 10 The Sun, Moon and Stars
  • 11 San Diego Serenade