FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Tobacco Road’ Nashville Teens (1964)

The Nashville Teens are an English rock band, formed in Surrey in 1962. They are best known for their 1964 hit single “Tobacco Road“, a top 10 UK hit and a top 20 hit in the United States.

Lyrics below

I was born in a bunk
Mama died and my daddy got drunk
Left me here to die or grow
In the middle of Tobacco Road

I grew up in a dusty shack
And all I had was a’hangin’ on my back
Only you know how I loathe
This place called Tobacco Road

But it’s home
The only life I’ve ever known
Only you know how I loathe
Tobacco Road

I’m gonna leave and get a job
With the help and the grace from above
Save some money, get rich I know
Bring it back to Tobacco Road

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

Cause it’s home
The only life I’ve ever known
I despise you ‘cos your filthy
But I love ya, ’cause it’s home



Don Matthews
June 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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