"Porterville" as written by and John Fogerty....
It's been an awful long time since I been home,
But you won't catch me goin' back down there alone.
Things they said when I was young are quite enough to get me hung.
I don't care! I don't care!

They came and took my dad away to serve some time,
But it was me that paid the debt he left behind.
Folks said I was full of sin, because I was the next of kin.
I don't care! I don't care!

Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo!
I don't care! I don't care!

Folks were out one night to put me up a fence,
And you can guess that I've been runnin' ever since.
Ain't no one that's 'bout to help, and I'll keep on, I tell myself.
I don't care! I don't care!

I don't care! I don't care!
I don't care! I don't care!

Ain't no one that's 'bout to help,
And I'll keep on, I tell myself.
I don't care! I don't care!
I don't care! I don't care!
I don't care! I don't care!
I don't care! I don't care!
I don't care! I don't care!


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"Porterville" as written by John Fogerty

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    General CommentHey! Awsome song! and i live about 15 mins away Porterville.. i live in Delano :) CCR Forever! truly an American Rock N Roll band!
    RupeshPatel27on May 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm going back to my home town for Easter this weekend and this song came into my mind!

    Greatest hometown song ever, thanks!

    Did a Google search and there is a Porterville CA?

    Could be about a small town in Wisconsin also, trust me.
    tmanon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you tman, it's one of the best going home song. Whereever "home" is.

    It makes me think of my father who moved about 500 Km south a couple of years ago. He comes and visits me a lot but i don't go down there anymore. His woman and I don't go along nicely... But often I feel that I'm getting blamed for his errors by people. So it has a kind of special meaning for me.
    cl3menson May 05, 2008   Link

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