500 Miles Away from Home


teardrops fell on mama's note
when I read the things she wrote
she said "we miss you son, we love you: come on home"
well I didn't have to pack
I had it all right on my back
now I'm five hundred miles away from home

it's hard to tell the state I'm in
where I'm goin' • where I've been
but there's a dream I've been followin' so long
if mama knew the things I've done
she'd forgive them ev'ryone
but I'm still five hundred miles away from home

I know this is the same coat
I took when I left home
but it sure looks different now
and I guess I look different too
but time changes everything
I wonder what they'll say
when they see their boy lookin' this way
oh I wonder what they'll say when I get home

can't remember when I ate
it's just thumb and walk and wait
and I'm still five hundred miles away from home
if my luck had been just right
I'd be with them all tonight
but I'm still five hundred miles away from home

away from home • away from home
cold and tired and all alone
yes I'm five hundred miles away from home

                 bobby bare • hedy west • charlie williams