I’ve been here a month or more stuck in this old city
The people that have to call it home they’re the ones I pity
Lord I’m homesick
And the blues are the only songs I ever seem to pick
I get out and walk the street
’til I get blisters on my feet
I’m southbound

I’m all right ’til late at night I’m sitting by my window
Counting sheep but I couldn’t sleep for listening to that train blow
I begin to pine
When I hear that big old engine rolling down the line
I’m going back to spend some time
where I can have fun if I ain’t got a dime
I’m southbound

Southbound she’s burning the ground and I don’t mean maybe
Sure am glad I caught this train cause I’d like to see my baby
I’ve been lonesome
I long to see them hills I come from
Listen to the engine rattle and roar
She’s taking me back home once more
I’m southbound