I Can Never Go Home Anymore

Album: Shangri-Las-65! (1965)
Charted: 6
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  • I'm gonna hide if she don't leave me alone
    I'm gonna run away

    Cause you can never go home anymore

    Listen. Does this sound familiar? You wake up every morning, go to
    School every day, spend your nights on the corner just passing the time away.
    Your life is so lonely like a child without a toy. Then a miracle-a boy. And that's
    Called "glad." Now my mom is a good mom and she loves me with all her heart.
    But she said I was too young to be in love and the boy and I would have to part.
    And no matter how I ranted and raved, I screamed, I pleaded, I cried-she told me it
    Was not really love but only my girlish pride. And that's called "bad."

    (Never go home anymore)

    Now if that's happened to you, don't let this. I packed my clothes and
    Left home that night. Though she begged me to stay, I was sure I was right. And
    You know something funny?? I forgot that boy right away. Instead I remember
    Being tucked in bed and hearing my mama say

    (Hush, little baby, don't you cry)
    (Mama won't go away)

    (You can never go home anymore)
    I can never go home anymore

    Do you ever get that feeling and want to kiss and hug her? Do it now
    Tell her you love her. Don't do to your mom what I did to mine. She grew so lonely
    In the end. Angels picked her for a friend.

    And I can never go home (never) anymore
    And that's called "sad". Writer/s: GEORGE MORTON
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Comments: 3

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaFirst heard this song about a year ago, and it just touched me to my soul. so sad about the early death of the two members; one before I even graduated from school. Does anyone know if that is the members of the Wrecking Crew playing on this song?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 5th 1965, "I Can Never Go Home Anymore" by the Shangri-Las peaked at #6 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 11th, 1965 and stayed on the Top 100 for 11 weeks...
    Between 1964 and 1966 the group had eleven Top 100 records, with three of them reaching the Top 10 and one peaking at #1 ("Leader of the Pack" for 1 week in 1964)...
    Two members have passed away; Mary Ann Ganser March 14th, 1970 (at aged 22) and her sister Marge Ganser on July 28th, 1996 (at age 48).
  • Alex from Gatineau, CanadaTip: If making a mixed tape with this song, insist on following this song up immediately with "I Feel Good (I Got You)" by James Brown.

    Watch hilarity ensue.
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