I Can't Go Home

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Leon Tunstall has a place 'out in the country', just past where Grandpa Jones used to live . . . We started this at his place, with my title, and we worked the lyric together, with my music. I later did several rewrites, mostly musical, with just some tweaking of the lyric. It's pretty much autobiographical . . . about my love of dancing, and my compulsion to stay until the places close . . .

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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I CAN'T GO HOME

I can't go home, 'cause the bar's still open
And I don't know when to leave
Till the music stops and the lights go up
And the girls won't dance with me
There ain't nobody waitin', and no place I've got to be
I can't go home
I can't go home

Everybody knows my reputation,
I'm always runnin' 'round
'Cause there's always something goin' on
somewhere else in town
As long as there's a good time waiting anywhere for me
I can't go home
I can't go home

I can shake a leg, I can cut a rug
I'm a certified dancin' fool
I can slow it down and hold 'em tight,
the way a woman loves to do

But I can't go home, 'cause the bar's still open
And I don't know when to leave
'Till the music stops and the lights go up
And the girls won't dance with me
There ain't nobody waitin', and no place I've got to be
I can't go home
I can't go home

I can't go home

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Leon Tunstall
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / Leon Tunstall

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from Rockability, releases May 10, 2020
All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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