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Well, it's lonesome in this big town,
Ev'rybody puts me down,
I'm a face without a name,
Just a-walkin' in the rain...

Going back to HOUSTON,
HOUSTON,
HOUSTON.

Got holes in both of my shoes,
I'm a walkin' case of the blues,
Saw a dollar yesterday,
But the wind blew it away...

Going back to HOUSTON,
HOUSTON,
HOUSTON.

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...
Going back to HOUSTON,
HOUSTON,
HOUSTON.

Got a girl waitin' there for me,
At least she said she's be,
Got a home and a big warm bed,
And a feather pillow for my head...

Going back to HOUSTON,
HOUSTON,
HOUSTON.

Take a bus, or take an ole frieght train,
Thumb a ride or walk, it's all the same,
Going back where they know my face,
And I'm never gonna leave that place...

Going back to HOUSTON,
HOUSTON,
HOUSTON.
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Lyrics © MICHAEL H GOLDSEN INC
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Jun 02, 2001
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The 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."

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