Cincinnati
Connie Smith Lyrics


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Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio

One more hour and I'll be home
Close my eyes and rest my bones
Can't be more than a mile or so
From Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, where the river winds
Cross the Mason and the Dixie Line
The heaven waits for me, I know
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio

I guess perhaps the memories got too strong
Grabbed me by the heart strings and pulled me home
I got to thinkin' 'bout some friends I know
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
(Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio)

I walked half way from Lewie Ville
Now there she lies at the foot of the hill
Shinin' like a jewel in the valley below
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, where the river winds
Cross the Mason and the Dixie Line
The heaven waits for me, I know
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, where the river winds
Cross the Mason and the Dixie Line




The heaven waits for me, I know
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of this song are about the singer's return to Cincinnati, Ohio, which is their hometown. The singer is only an hour away from home and takes the time to reminisce and contemplate about their life there. The lyrics describe Cincinnati as a place where the river winds and there is a mix of northern and southern culture with the Mason and the Dixie Line. The singer hints at the memories being too strong and pulling them home.


The song is likely an ode to Connie Smith's hometown of Cincinnati. She describes the city as a place of comfort that awaits her return. The memory of old friends make her feel nostalgia about her hometown, and going back home to Cincinnati provides her with much needed solace. The lyrics' whimsical and endearing tone bring a lot of sentimental value to the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Cincinnati, Ohio
The singer is singing about Cincinnati, Ohio.


One more hour and I'll be home
The singer is almost home to Cincinnati, Ohio.


Close my eyes and rest my bones
The singer is tired and needs to rest before they reach Cincinnati, Ohio.


Can't be more than a mile or so
The singer is very close to Cincinnati, Ohio.


From Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
The singer is emphasizing that they are heading to Cincinnati, Ohio.


Cincinnati, where the river winds
Cincinnati, Ohio is located where a river winds through the city.


Cross the Mason and the Dixie Line
Cincinnati, Ohio is located where two important railroads intersect, the Mason and the Dixie Line.


The heaven waits for me, I know
The singer believes that Cincinnati, Ohio is like heaven on earth.


I guess perhaps the memories got too strong
The singer is feeling nostalgic and overwhelmed with memories of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Grabbed me by the heart strings and pulled me home
The memories of Cincinnati, Ohio are so strong that they feel like they are being pulled back home.


I got to thinkin' 'bout some friends I know
The singer is thinking about their friends who live in Cincinnati, Ohio.


In Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
The singer is once again emphasizing that they are thinking about Cincinnati, Ohio.


I walked half way from Lewie Ville
The singer has walked halfway from Lewie Ville to Cincinnati, Ohio.


Now there she lies at the foot of the hill
Cincinnati, Ohio is located at the foot of a hill.


Shinin' like a jewel in the valley below
Cincinnati, Ohio looks beautiful and valuable to the singer as it shines like a jewel in the valley below the hill.




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Written by: BILL ANDERSON

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Comments from YouTube:

Raymond Blais

I heard this song on the radio when it first came out and loved it. It took me a couple decades before I found it on a CD. It brought tears to my eyes when I heard it again and this song still moves me. It's one of my 100 all-time favorite songs.

charlene jones

Aw that’s so great

Randall Banks

A great song!

RONNIE LEE JONES

I love listening to Connie Smith she's got a beautiful voice and she's still beautiful that's what I think at one time I had a crush on Connie. I'd like to meet Connie Smith and say thank you for your music and all the years that you brought joy and happiness in your songs to people. Thank you Connie

Frank Ramirez

I used to live in Indianapolis and would travel to the Queen City on weekends. I actually lived there about two years and I still miss it. This song is
one of my favorites.

Torki

I haven't been to Cincinnati before. when I hear Connie smith, I couldn't hold back the tears.

Tom House

I'm a truck driver is beautiful at 2 or 3 in the morning

pimpernelsmith1949

Met my beautiful wife over 50 years ago in Cinncy. I've loved them both ever since.

Ed London

Cinci is a great place!

steven sweeney

This song hits different when you haven’t lived in Cincinnati for 9 years then finally move back. I was super emotional hearing it but I’m so damn happy to be home!

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