Judds, The - Flies On The Butter (You Can't Go Home Again) Lyrics




Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter

Mama baking sugar cookies, we were watching cartoons
I heard her holler from the kitchen
"Which one of you youngen's wants to lick the spoon?"

Yellow jackets on the watermelon, honeysuckle in the air
Daddy turning on the sprinkler
Us kids running through it in our underwear

Old dog napping on the front porch, his ear just a twitching
Fell asleep on granddaddy's lap
To the sound of his pocket watch ticking

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

Me and my best friend Jenny set up a backyard camp
Stole one of mama's mason jars
Poked holes in the lid and made a firefly lamp

Me and Billy Monroe, sneaking down by the river
I'm still haunted by the taste of the kiss
I was too scared to give him

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

There's a blacktop road, a faded yellow centerline
It can take you back to the place
But it can't take you back in time

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter





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Judds, The Flies On The Butter (You Can't Go Home Again) Comments
  1. AsianMusicSubs

    Can't touch Lari White's version

  2. Edward Kalima

    instinly one of my favorites From her I've always been a fan of there music

  3. Wendy Cuff

    This song always brings a smile and a tear just beautiful

  4. Sandra Roberts

    Love it ♥️

  5. Cheryl Abel

    Our daughter loved the Judds.  She passed away 3 years ago and this was one of her favorite songs.  She sang it flawlessly.  She and I were invited to sing Love Can Build a Bridge at her senior high school concert.  She wanted so much to meet them, especially Wynonna.  Their music is what real country is all about.

    Queen Bee

    💐❤🙏

    Edward Kalima

    Cheryl Abel thank you for sharing this beautiful post

    David Gant

    Prayers for the Lord's peace to comfort your heart and give you undoubting hope of a sweet reunion. God Bless.

  6. TheLezwoymn

    God I love this song. It's so true. You grow up, your parents pass, you're 'home' gets sold. You really can't go home again 😥

  7. Kennedy Davis

    I love this

  8. Sandi Henderson

    classic