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500 Miles Away from Home
Bobby Bare Lyrics


I'm five hundred miles away from home

Teardrops fell on momma'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
Away from home, away from home
Cold and tired and all alone
Yes, I'm five hundred miles away from home

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
I know this is the same road I took the day I left home (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
But it sure looks different now (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
And I guess I look different too (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
'Cause time changes everything (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
I wonder what they'll say (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
When they see their boy looking this bad (doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)

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 (away from home)
I'd be with them all tonight (away from home)
But I'm five hundred miles away from home (away from home)
Away from home, away from home
Cold and tired and all alone
Yes, I'm five hundred miles away from home
Oh, I'm five hundred miles away from home

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bobby Bare, Hedy West, Charlie Williams

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

1978garfield

Glad you like it.
There are many, any different versions of this song.
I recommend checking them all out.
Hedy West has the copyright and she freely admitted she did not deserve it.
It was an old folk song she learned and rearranged and in the 60's that was enough to get a copyright.

Many of he folk versions have a chorus of "Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm 3, Lord I'm 4, Lord I'm 500 miles away from home."

When I moved 400 miles for work I felt that chorus every time my trip odometer clicked over another 100 miles.

Play some old country for your friends.
Many young people listen to modern "Top 40 with a cowboy hat" becase that is all they are exposed to.

As a real little kid I loved country music but by 10 years old I fell in to the stupid belief you could like country or rock but not both.

I dismissed all country music and convinced myself I liked the synth driven trash oozing out of the top 40 in the 80's.

I grew sick of Top 40, spent my early teens as a metal head and finally came back to real country.

I still love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath but I also love Johnny Cash, Willie, Waylon and many many others.

Music isn't a religion.
If you like a song for you it is a good song.
It is too easy to get hung up on fandoms, scenes, clubs and cliques.
None of that matters.
Just the music does.

Sorry this turned into a book.



Md. Raisul Islam

I'm five hundred 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.

Away from home, away from home
Cold and tired and all alone
Yes, I'm five hundred miles
Away from home.

I know this is the same road I took the day I left home
But it sure looks different now
Well, I guess I look different too cause time changes everything
I wonder what they'll say when they see their boy looking 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...



philip halim

I'm 500 miles away from home
Teardrops fell on momma'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 500 miles away from home
Away from home away from home
Cold and tired and all alone
Yes, I'm 500 miles away from home


I know this is the same road I took the day I left home,
But it sure looks different now. And I guess I look
Different too, cause time changes everything. I wonder what
They'll say, when they see their boy looking this bad.


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 500 miles away from home
If my luck had been just right
I'd be with them all tonight
But I'm 500 miles away from home
Away from home away from home
Oh I'm still 500 miles away from home



All comments from YouTube:

Marjorie Esguerra

I wish some of the teenager's now appreciate this kind of masterpiece. I'm only 18 but i can say that a song like this is more beautiful rather than the new songs now. I love it! Specially, country music 💗

El Dios

Im 22 my grandfather showed me this song 👌 I’ve been showing him my playlist he noticed it’s los lobos Paul Anka and the shonets and all that so he’s starting to show me some stuff which is amazing

Dylan Couch

I’m 20 now and I’ve been listening to this and making my friends listen to it for about 5 years now lmaooo

Jack the Ripper

wish granted. I'm 15 turning 16 in December.

joshua john

@1978garfield skipped a lot of sentences but this deserves a heart ❤

1978garfield

Glad you like it.
There are many, any different versions of this song.
I recommend checking them all out.
Hedy West has the copyright and she freely admitted she did not deserve it.
It was an old folk song she learned and rearranged and in the 60's that was enough to get a copyright.

Many of he folk versions have a chorus of "Lord I'm one, Lord I'm two, Lord I'm 3, Lord I'm 4, Lord I'm 500 miles away from home."

When I moved 400 miles for work I felt that chorus every time my trip odometer clicked over another 100 miles.

Play some old country for your friends.
Many young people listen to modern "Top 40 with a cowboy hat" becase that is all they are exposed to.

As a real little kid I loved country music but by 10 years old I fell in to the stupid belief you could like country or rock but not both.

I dismissed all country music and convinced myself I liked the synth driven trash oozing out of the top 40 in the 80's.

I grew sick of Top 40, spent my early teens as a metal head and finally came back to real country.

I still love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath but I also love Johnny Cash, Willie, Waylon and many many others.

Music isn't a religion.
If you like a song for you it is a good song.
It is too easy to get hung up on fandoms, scenes, clubs and cliques.
None of that matters.
Just the music does.

Sorry this turned into a book.

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Daniel Butler

This is real country music. It reaches down inside you and tugs at your heart. You can feel the story like you are there.

Carlyle Ramcharan

I was only 8 years old when this was released now I'm 67. Still beautiful after all these years. Just bought me a new copy on eBay.

Sharon

Me too

Michael Kinzer

Must've listened to this a hundred times on the drive from Austin, Texas to Bozeman, Montana. Through wind, rain, and snow... creates an emotion too hard to describe.

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