Laurie MacAllister

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Song Description

Girl leaves home. Eventually, girl returns home because she misses her family.

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Beaumont Rest Stop
Laurie MacAllister Ac 2007

It was a Tuesday night in Summertime when I chose to leave my home
I checked the schedule for the train, I packed my bags and I was gone
No, I never thought I'd miss them, I didn't think I'd care
I was wrong, I was wrong

I left behind an honest man, and I know I caused him pain
But that was not enough to make me board a homebound train
The love of my family is the thing that brought me home
Yeah, love, and too much time alone

I said Papa, put the supper on the table
I said Mama, turn the porch light on
I'm calling from the payphone at the Beaumont rest stop
I been gone so long, so yeah, I'm coming home

My Dad would chop the firewood, and he'd get it cracklin' bright
My Mom and I would dance around, in the orange-yellow light
I've heard it said, "Won't nothin' bring you down like your hometown."
But won't nothin' bring you up like gettin' down

I said Papa, put the supper on the table
I said Mama, turn the porch light on
I'm calling from the payphone at the Beaumont rest stop
I been gone so long, so yeah, I'm coming home

BREAK (Chorus)

I made it through the cornfield, and I can see that porch light on
And even though I'm far away, I swear I hear a song
It's my Daddy's lonesome tenor, he's singin' loud and clear
"She's home, my little girl is home."

I said Papa, put the supper on the table
I said Mama, turn the porch light on
I'm calling from the payphone at the Beaumont rest stop
I been gone so long, so yeah, I'm coming home

I been gone so long ... I'm coming home

Song Length
3:42
Genres
Country - Bluegrass, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Moods
Joyful, Glad

Subject Matter
Daughter, Home

Similar Artists
James Taylor, Hank Williams
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Laurie MacAllister
Music Credits Laurie MacAllister
Producer Credits Ben Wisch
Publisher Credits New Leaf Music
Performance Credits Red Molly
Label Credits Red Molly