I lived and learned in what we called the South. I cried and I lied But then, that's understandable Because (chorus) I was only happy where I belonged and I belonged in my mother's hometown
Summer nights were spent outside catching little fireflies and then we let them all drift away. Late one fall I caught the cold and my aunt she stayed up waiting for my fever to break. But we both knew that she told my family i was better three days late.
I got my hair streaked Blonde one year, And let me tell you It spread from mouth to ear. But even though I got some stares When I visited they didn't seem to care.
I remember growing up Watching my aunt sewing And I would think One day, that'll be me. But I grew up and went away I chose another path. But my heart aches For that side of the globe. And I know that when my job is done I'll be the very first one On that plane and Leaving this city.
Cause the only place where I'll be happy and my soul will be free Is when i come home To that place where I belong. My mother's Oh in my mother's hometown.