Ten Favorite Back Songs: Sing Me Back Home (#1)

@FourWalls (9895)
United States
December 6, 2017 8:35pm CST
It's time to back on out of here with songs that have the word "back" in the title. It's been a lot of fun, especially since my back (that inspired the theme) is feeling good (today). Here's my favorite "back" song. #1: Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard Again, no surprise, given that this song topped my list of favorite Merle Haggard songs. This song explains the power of music. Set in a prison, a condemned man wants to hear a song that will "take me away and turn back the years." We all have that one song that will do that. I remember hearing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" one day, many years after my mom had died, and at that moment it brought back a flood of memories to me, and I had to sit down and cry. I remember riding my bicycle in a rather cool, stiff breeze to the record store with Warren Zevon's "Accidentally Like a Martyr" playing in my head over and over as I went to buy the album that changed my musical life. A couple of years ago, when I went to Virginia for a concert, the memories of living in Virginia hit me like a ton of bricks as I crossed the state line listening to Robbin Thompson's "Sweet Virginia Breeze." There's always a song that'll do something to you. And that's why this song means so much to me: it details the power that a song has. Thanks for reading. Sing Me Back Home Written by Merle Haggard Recorded by Merle Haggard From Sing Me Back Home, 1967 Could I hear it once before you move along:
Sing Me Back Home by Merle Haggard September 18. 1967 Sony/ATV Songs, LLC d/b/a Tree Publishing (BMI)
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@JohnRoberts (40964)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec
I shoulda known. Personally I would have taken Back in the Saddle Again lol.
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@FourWalls (9895)
• United States
7 Dec
Ah, you California Angels-lovin' Gene Autry fan....
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• United States
7 Dec
When I was a kid I was forced to listen to country music by my father, merely due to the fact that he was listening to it and it was a small house or we would be in the car. I remember this song, and I didn't mind it so much. I can see why you like it.
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@FourWalls (9895)
• United States
7 Dec
I was "forced" to listen to country music when I was a kid, too....but I liked. In fact, I loved it....still do!
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• United States
8 Dec
@FourWalls I never did like it. I don't know why. I would love to appreciate all kinds of music, but I guess I was born allergic to country music. There is one song I like with the name, "Desperados Waiting for a Train," by Jerry Jeff Walker. There is just something so sad, understanding and longing in that song. This make me understand why everyone loves country music, because if I loved all country music as much as I do this song, I would be a fan.
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@FourWalls (9895)
• United States
8 Dec
@misunderstood_zombie — That is an unbelievable song. I did a Train Songs countdown and that topped the list. That’s just a great song, no genre adjective needed.
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@yanzalong (8660)
• Indonesia
8 Dec
Songs of sweet memory to me.
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@just4him (91547)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Interesting song and lyrics. I know the name, Merle Haggard, but I'm not a fan of country music, so I've not heard his music before.
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@LoriAMoore (9916)
• United States
7 Dec
Hubby loves Merle Haggard. Glad your back is feeling a little better.
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Dec
I like this song. Among other kinds of music I really enjoy country as well. Thanks for sharing.
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@teamfreak16 (36316)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Dec
It's been awhile since Merle has shown up on one of these. Great choice. Excellent choice to finish off a great series!
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@FourWalls (9895)
• United States
9 Dec
Thanks so much. Feel free to use the idea!
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@teamfreak16 (36316)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Dec
@FourWalls - I'll have to see what I can come up with.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
Hmm.. That's nice to hear that you enjoyed playing that song the most.
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