Feel I'm goin' back to Massachusetts
Something's telling me I must go home
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
The day I left her standing on her own

Tried to hitch a ride to San Francisco
Gotta do the things I wanna do
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
They brought me back to see my way with you

Talk about the life in Massachusetts
Speak about the people I have seen
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
And Massachusetts is one place I have seen

I will remember Massachusetts

Lyrics submitted by trisw

Massachusetts Lyrics as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song has a surreal beauty to it, it's definently one of my favorite bee gees songs. robyn's voice is haunting as usual.
    turquoiseumbrellaon March 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it references a major blackout that happened in the Northeastern United States and Maritime Canada in the late sixties. I'm a native of Massachusetts and remember hearing this song when I was young, I thought it was the state song (it should be), and again when I was an exchange student in Germany in the early 1990s (I was at an anniversary dinner at a restaurant outside of Neu Ulm with my host family, the hosts of the dinner hired a musician who played this song).
    MrGoodmorningon October 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song says that Massachusetts is a good place for the person that speaks in the song.
    samuel_lionelon February 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's coming back to that state to reunite with is lover!
    flaminmofoon November 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an anti flower power song!
    songmeaningsfanon April 10, 2012   Link
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    Song FactWhere is the person supposed to be... I assume he is not in Massachusetts on the basis he wants to go back there.
    ooozon May 26, 2016   Link

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