"Back Where I Come From" as written by and M. Mcanally....
Well in the town where I was raised
The clock ticks and the cattle graze
Time passed with amazing grace
Back where I come from

You can lie on a riverbank
Or paint your name on a water tank
Or miscount all the beers you drank
Back where I come from

Back where I come from
Is where when it's said and done
And I'm proud as anyone
That's where I come from

We learned in Sunday school
Who made the sun through
I know who made the moonshine, too
Back where I come from

Blue eyes on a Saturday night
Tan legs in the broad daylight
TVs, they were black and white
Back where I come from

Back where I come from
Is where when it's said and done
And I'm proud as anyone
That's where I come from

Some say it's a backward place
Narrow minds on a narrow wage
But I make it a point to say
That's where I come from

That's where I come from
Where I'll be when it's said and done
And I'm proud as anyone
That's where I come from

Back where I come from
I'm an old Tennessean
And I'm proud as anyone
That's where I come from


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"Back Where I Come From" as written by Mac Mcanally

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    General CommentThis song is SO about my hometown... I was born in a one-horse town, then my parents moved us away. Now that I'm older, I've been back to hang out with my old friends, and I realize every time I'm back there that my small country town is so much more memorable to me than the big city I ended up living in. My favorite line? "I know who made the moon shine too back where I come from." And yeah, the only thing they left out? That first kiss with your true love is always where your heart belongs, just like your home town... WHAT AN AMAZING SONG by SUCH a sexy singer!
    superherogirlon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Blue eyes on a saturday night, tan legs in the broad daylight" is my favorite line in this song! It just really makes you think. I LOVE the way he sings this song on his greatest hits CD. I am going to see him in concert on the 11th!!!!! *SO EXCITED*!!!!!!!!
    jazzy09on August 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember at the Dale Earnhardt Tribute concert where Dale Jr got up and sang with Kenny Chesney.
    angeleyes69_4202003on April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI remember Kenny saying he wrote this about where he grew up.. I can so totally relate to it. I may say i hate where i live right now..but the truth is, i know no different and probably wouldn't know how to survive in the city.
    diegorockusaon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm leaving TN on orders for VA as soon as I graduate--i'm gonna miss tennessee....
    Vandy4g63on April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with jazzy09, my favorite line of this song is "blue eyes on a saturday night, tan legs in the broad daylight." this song makes me love the country!
    luckyy8on October 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite is also "I know who made the moon shine too", though I wonder who that is.
    tugiton February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i haven't heard it in a couple years, but as soon as i saw it, i knew every word. i used to want to be in the city all the time, but as im getting older and think back on all the great times i had in the middle of nowhere, theres no place id rather be. i mean, where else can you walk from your house to the river in the middle of the night with no worries? or ride horses down the road? in my little town, everyone knows everyone else's business, but hey, at least you have people that care about you instead of total strangers, right?
    ssocotyon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh and tugit, God made the moon shine
    ssocotyon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I'm a die hard skynyrd fan, this goes down as my favorite song of all time. I grew up in a small racist town and i relate to everypart of this song.

    In the town where I was raised
    Clock ticks and the cattle graze--------- I lived on a farm and my entire family raised
    Time passed with amazing grace---------cattle. it seemed like time passed forever
    Back where I come from.

    You can lie on a riverbank
    Paint your name on a water tank-------------laurel river. look @ my pics. you could get
    Miss count all the beers you drank---------away with shit like painting your name on a
    Back where I come from.-------------------water tank and drinkin way too much

    Back where I come from,
    Where I'll be when it is said and done,------------------------this says it all
    I'm proud as anyone that's where I come from.

    We learned in a sunday school
    Just who made the sun shine through----------Laurel United Methodist Church... almost
    I know who made the moon shine too---------every sunday
    Back where I come from

    Blue eyes on a saturday night
    Tan legs in the broad daylight--------------some of the prettiest girls you can imagine
    Tv's they were black and white-------------down there. I actually new people with black
    Back where I come from--------------------and white tv's. (in the 90's!)

    Back where I come from,
    Where I'll be when it is said and done,----------------- this makes it my fav song
    I'm proud as anyone that's where I come from.

    Some say it's a backwards place--------------------very true and i do make it a point
    Narrow minds on a narrow race
    BUT I MAKE IT A POINT TO SAY, THATS WHERE I COME FROM!

    That's where I come from,
    Where I'll be when it is said and done,-----------------------makes me miss home
    I'm proud as anyone that's where I come from.

    That's where I come from
    I'm an old tennesseean-------------------------this is the only part that i don't relate to...
    I am as proud as any one that's where I come from-----------------cause laurel is in IN

    Back where I come from
    Back where I come from------------------------------- enough said
    Back where I come from


    this song is so amazing. Kenny chesney didn't originally sing this song tho. a man by the name of mack macenaly (idk how it's spelled) wrote and sang this song way before kenny chesney. i think kenny does it best tho.
    Skynyrd boyon August 06, 2007   Link

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