“I Can Never Go Home Anymore” – The Shangri-Las (1965)

I’m gonna hide if she don’t leave me alone
I’m gonna run away
’cause you can never go home anymore


SPOKEN: 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)


SPOKEN: 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


SPOKEN: Do you ever get that feeling and wanna 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.




Spoken: And I can never go home (never) anymore
And that’s called “sad.”



“I Can Never Go Home Anymore” is a sad song that could make a funeral service more meaningful to those who are left behind. It was originally recorded by The Shangri-Las, a girl-group, in 1965, but is still fitting to sing or play in a funeral service today because of its theme. It tells about a young girl who went against her mother’s wishes. She run away to be with her boyfriend but later on she regretted her decision and wanted to go back. However, she just can’t anymore because her mother just died of a broken heart.  That situation could apply to us all because at one time or another, we have gone against the wishes of our parents. And when we finally woke up, our mother or father just isn’t there anymore. Who are we going to say that we are sorry? In one sense, this song could be beneficial to those who will hear it at a funeral service. They will learn a very powerful lesson if they will just listen intently to the words being sung by the singers. Are you looking for songs that can be sung or played in a funeral service? You can get more songs like these if you will visit www.songmeanings.net.