Detroit City Lyrics

Tom Jones


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Dill, Mel Tillis
album: Track 7 in album Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
release date: 1967
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Ballad/Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Country Rock
length: 3:30

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Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings cover art
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Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City
I dreamed about them cotton fields of home
I dreamed about my mother, dear old pappy, sister and brother
And I dreamed about the girl who's been waitin' 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 just fine, yes they do
But by day I make the cars and 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
You know what I'm gonna do?
I'm gonna take my foolish pride
Get it on a southbound freight and let it ride
I'm gonna go back to the loved ones
The ones I left waiting so far behind)

I want to go home, yeah
I want to go home
Oh, how I want to go home (Can't you hear me?)

I want to go home
Whoa, baby I want to go home
Oh, how I want to go home (Somebody help me)

I want to go home, yeah
I want to go home, whoa oh
Oh, how I want to go home

[To Fade:]
Hmm, I want to go home


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
  • 2 Riders in the Sky
  • 3 He'll Have to Go
  • 4 Sixteen Tons
  • 5 Two Brothers
  • 6 All I Get From You Are Heartaches
  • 7 Detroit City
  • 8 Ring of Fire
  • 9 A Field of Yellow Daisies
  • 10 Cool Water
  • 11 (I Wish I Could) Say No to You
  • 12 Mohair Sam