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Goin' Back to Indiana
Goin' Back to Indiana is one of The Jackson 5 songs and singles (Single in Europe only) in the albums, Third Album, Greatest Hits, and Goin' Back to Indiana. This song was written and produced by The Corporation. It was released as a single in several European countries, excluding the UK. Also issued as one of six tracks featured on Third Album EP, released with a picture sleeve in the US in 1970. A live version recorded at Jackson 5's homecoming concert in Gary, Indiana, on 29th May 1971, was included on their album, Goin' Back to Indiana. It was also featured in the Jackson 5ive episode, It All Started With....[1]

Lyrics

  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • Back to where I started from
  • Goin’ back to Indiana
  • Indiana here I come
  • I spread my wings for greener pastures
  • I still ain’t found what I was after
  • I’ve got the blues and that is why I sing
  • I just wanna do my thing, yeah
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • Indiana, here I come, yeah, yeah
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • ’cause that’s where my baby’s from
  • Yeah, okay Tito you got it
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • Indiana, here I come
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • ’cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah
  • Hollywood you got a lot of pretty things
  • I saw a lot of movies stars with diamonds rings
  • But I ain’t got my baby and I’m feeling wrong
  • That’s why I got to sing my song
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • Indiana, here I come
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • ’cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah
  • I’m comin’, I’m comin’, I’m comin’
  • I’m home, yeah
  • Ha ha Sis Boom Bah
  • One more time for Roosevelt High
  • Johny Ray, Tex, Scooter and Lorenzo too
  • Watch T W Brown do the boogaloo
  • Ev’ry soul that passes by
  • This song is for you from the Jackson 5
  • I’m comin home It’s plain to see
  • I still got Indiana soul in me
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • Indiana, here I come
  • I’m goin’ back to Indiana
  • ’cause that’s where my baby’s from, yeah
  • That’s where she is, yeah yeah yeah

In Third Album

This song is the 6th song in this album.[2]

In Greatest Hits

This song is the 10th song in this album.[3]

In It All Started With...

This song appears when The Jackson 5 play a song for Diana Ross while Diana Ross records it.[4] This version featured an alternate mix, with a slower tempo, and minus the horns and strings.

Charts

This single charted #1 in Sweden.

Performances

It was performed by the Jackson children at The Jackson Family Honors concert, staged at the MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, on 19th February 1994.

References

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