He had plastic bags wrapped around his shoes
He was covered with the evening news
Had a pair of old wool socks on his hands
The bank sign was flashin' five below
It was freezing rain and spitting snow
He was curled up behind some garbage cans
I was afraid that he was dead I gave him a gentle shake
When he opened up his eyes I said old man are you okay
He said:

I just crawled out of a cottonwood tree
I was runnin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze after jumpin' into Calico Creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
'Cause I was almost home

And he said I was just comin' round the barn
'Bout the time you grabbed my arm
And I heard mama holler son hurry up
And I was close enough for my own nose to smell fresh cobbler on the stove
And I saw daddy loadin' up the truck
Cane poles on the tailgate bobbers blowin' in the wind
Since July of 55 that's as close as I've been

Yeah I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree
I was runnin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico Creek
I was walkin' down a old dirt
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone
I was almost home

I said old man your gonna freeze to death let me drive you to the mission
He said boy if you'd left me alone right now id be fishin'

I just climbed out of a cottonwood tree
I was runnin' from some honey bees
Drip dryin' in the summer breeze
After jumpin' into Calico Creek
I was walkin' down an old dirt road
Past a field of hay that had just been mowed
Man I wish you'd just left me alone

Man I wish you'd just left me alone...I was almost home
I was almost home
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Almost Home Lyrics

Joe Diffie – Almost Home Lyrics

Songwriters: WILLIAMS, LONNIE/SLATE, JOHNNY
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