If I had Any Sense I'd Go Back Home Lyrics

by Irma Thomas

I remember the day I caught the train
I was standin out at the rail road crossing soakin wet with rain
Now I realized fortune and fame is not for me
And all those pretty stories aint what theyre cooked up to be

I know every move I made was wrong
If I had any sense Id go back home

Yeah, my mother stood cryin, my father had an achin heart
He said, Girl, girl, please dont let us part
My sweetheart stood cryin and I cried a little bit too
But I didnt have the will power to stop, I had to do what I had to do

Now I realize every move I made was wrong
If I had any sense Id go back home

My baby wrote me said
Baby, baby, come back to your good mans side"
But I cant go back now, I got too much pride
Im havin so much trouble I dont know what to do
Theres nothin but my mother and fathers prayers thats seein me through

I know I stayed away too long
If I had any sense Id go back home

My baby wrote me said
Baby, baby, Please come back to your good mans side"
But I cant go back now, I got too much pride
Im havin so much trouble I dont know what to do
Theres nothin but my mother and fathers prayers thats seein me through

I know I stayed away too long
If I had any sense Id go back home