Don’t It Make You Wanna Go Home Now? By Bill Kauffman - September 6, 2012 1 Reading Time: 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print Joe South, RIP: http://youtu.be/8V1JJqNKjVU. “God, how I wanna go home….” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Stump What Tolkien Can Teach Us About Twitter The Stump In Praise of Boredom The Stump Alone Together on the Internet Short Deneen and Kauffman, Walker Percy, and Manufactured Rituals The Stump Big Other is Watching. Hallelu! Short Talking about Wendell Berry on Twitter 1 COMMENT thanks for that, Bill. A true Front Porch song. Hadn’t heard it in a long while and had not listened to the lyrics closely before. Since I have kids that are the age that I was when I first heard this song, I can’t hear a song as earnest as this and not feel bad for my children that they don’t have music of their own, that’s not irony-laden. For me, when you talk about Joe South, it’s all about Games People Play however. First heard that song on KXOK AM630 in St. Louis. If I remember correctly it jumped by 10 every week on the KXOK Hit Survey. 40-30-20-10 … “It’s Number OOOONE!” (synthesized computer voice) … I just remember as a kid going ape when that intro came on. That lead guitar and bass sounded so *wild* through an AM radio. Then the humming began … a slow, great intro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAGyENr3_44 Comments are closed.