When I look back, boy I must have been green
Boppin' in the country fishin' in the stream
Lookin' for an answer tryin' to find a sign
Until I saw those city lights honey I was blind
They said

* Get back Honky cat better get back to the woods
Well I quit those days and my red neck ways and
Oh, the change is gonna do me good.

Well I read some books and I read some magazines
About those high class ladies down in New Orleans
All the folks back home said I was a fool
They said believin' the Lord is the golden rule
You better

** Get back honky cat livin' in the city ain't where it's at
It's like tryin' to find gold in a silver mine
It's like trying to drink whisky from a bottle of wine

They said
Stay at home boy you gotta chance the fun
Livin' in the city boy is gonna break your heart
How can you stay when your heart says no how can you stop
When your feet say go

* Refrain

** Refrain