Back to the Small Town

Story Behind The Song

A guy thinks he is so cool, educated, and he leaves his small town to seek wealth and love etc., but he finds that really what he left behind in the small town was really what he wanted, and life there was way better, and so was his love for a woman.

Song Description

Sometimes we don't know what we had until we come back to it, and see just how nice it was before... and love and friendship that you can find in a small town love.

Song Length 3:36 Genre Country - General, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Joyful, Content Subject Town, Village, Lost Love
Similar Artists Toby Keith Language English


I took for granted the times you were around,
I didn't realize the heaven I had found,
I had wandered along forbidden tracks,
I finally realized I better head on back...

Back to the small town,
That we all once knew,
Where lovin was with family,
And that's how we grew,

Back to the small town,
Where our hearts were true,
Those were the best times,
When I was lovin' you...

My soul has struggled, laid bare, and ground to stone,
Looking deep inside, it's hollow, I'm alone,
I turned and caught a glimpse of my true despair,
Dear God, it's time I got my lonely heart back there...


Beyond those rolling hills, I left my town behind,
To seek a better life, Not knowin' what I'd find,
But now I've realized it's really home to me,
I can't imagine any other place I'd rather be...

Hand in hand, good friends -- singing 'round the fire,
Beside the water's edge, our spirits rising higher,
Telling stories, some good times and some bad,
Sharing memories, the best we ever had...


I've got to get back
And be with all my friends
Appreciate the little things
Before this journey ends

Lyrics Allan James Music Allan James
Producer Allan James Performance Allan James
Label Arc of Light Studios
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