Don’t It Make You Wanna Go Home Now? By Bill Kauffman - September 6, 2012 1 FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Joe South, RIP: http://youtu.be/8V1JJqNKjVU. “God, how I wanna go home….” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Barbershop The Census Taker in a Church Pew The Stump The Language of Numbers The Nightstand Cormac McCarthy’s Sorrow of Creatures Short Chickens, AI, and the Legal Conversation The Nightstand Paterson and Poetic Fidelity The Stump Reclaiming our Private Economies 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.