"Houston" as written by and Lee Hazlewood....
Well it's lonesome in this old town
Everybody puts me down
I'm a face without a name
Just walking in the rain
Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston

I got holes in both of my shoes
Well I'm a walking case of the blues
Saw a dollar yesterday
But the wind blew it away
Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston

I haven't eaten in about a week
I'm so hungry when I walk I squeak
Nobody calls me friend
It's sad the shape I'm in
Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston

Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston
I got a girl waiting there for me
Well at least she said she'd be
I got a home and a big warm bed
And a feather pillow for my head
Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston

Well it's lonesome in this old town
Everybody put me down
I'm a face without a name
Just walking in the rain
Goin' back to Houston, Houston, Houston


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"Houston" as written by Lee Hazlewood

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    General CommentThe song itself echoes the Depression era blues when thousands of men out of work
    hit the rails to find work. Not all of the searches ended up positive. Many found only a continued life of want, lonliness, and poverty. The song struggles to grasp the inner struggle
    of love and home and a sense of security and belonging. The message itself is one of warning, "The grass is not always greener on the other side of the hill."
    maggie6on December 29, 2012   Link

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