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I was born in a trunk.
Mama died and my daddy got drunk.
Left me here to die alone
In the middle of Tobacco Road.

Growin' up rusty shack,
All I had was hangin' on my back.
Only you know how I loathe
This place called Tobacco Road.

But it's home, the only life I ever known.
Only you know how I loathe Tobacco Road.

Gonna leave, get a job
With the help and the grace from above.
Save some money, get rich and old,
Bring it back to Tobacco Road.

But it's home, the only life I ever known.
Only you know how I loathe Tobacco Road.

Bring that dynamite and a crane,
Blow it up, start all over again.
Build a town, be proud to show.
Gives the name Tobacco Road



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    UnregisteredApr 6, 2012 at 11:34 am
    These lyrics are incorrect. That second chorus comes after the last two versus, not between them, and the words in the second line of the chorus are different the second time.
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    UnregisteredOct 27, 2011 at 9:51 am
    He was born poor, lived poor, but the boy had dreams. Also, the lyrics illustrate the belief that there is "no place like home". Born in wretched circumstances, with little hope to improve his life, he dreams of becoming wealthy... But the thought of moving away from tobacco road does not come with wealth... He wants to go "back home" with his wealth and make it a better place.

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