Who Sang New Orleans? The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys Voices cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 4:36
Lyrics

He was twenty-five she was twenty-eight
He was homegrown and she'd just pulled off the interstate
She bought a Dr. Pepper ten dollars worth of gas
She was obviously lost but too afraid to ask directions
So he offered her a smile
And a stick of Beech-Nut gum
He said, ''Where you headed to girl
Where you coming from?''
She said, ''New Orleans but that's another story
New Orleans, that's another time
That's another town, that's another life.''
First she stayed a day then she stayed a week
Couple of months later they were living on his parents street
He worked the station and she worked the store
And then they had a baby and then they had one more, little Jesse
When she dropped the kids off at the mothers day out
All the ladies had their questions and knew not to ask about
New Orleans but that's another story
New Orleans, that's another time
That's another town, that's another life
--- Instrumental ---
Wednesday night supper at the first Baptist Church
Stranger standing in the door way as they're passing out the dessert
He said, ''Go on pack your bags, I'm here to take you home
I'm going back to Louisiana and woman I ain't gonna go without you.''
There's a few defining moments in every persons life
When you know what you've done wrong and you know what you've done right
And before the congregation and her husband and her kids
She says, ''How dare you even speak to me after everything you did in.''
And New Orleans that's another story
New Orleans, that's another time
That's another town, that's another life
New Orleans that's another story
New Orleans, that's another time
That's another town, that's another life...


Tracklist
  • 1 Baby When Your Heart Breaks Down
  • 2 Where the Sun Always Shines
  • 3 Deep in Louisiana
  • 4 Lady My Love
  • 5 What'll I Do
  • 6 New Orleans
  • 7 Perfect Love
  • 8 I'd Still Be Waiting
  • 9 Old Hearts
  • 10 Ain't No Short Way Home
  • 11 If All I Had Left

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin