About the Song

Conway Twitty’s rendition of “House On Old Lonesome Road” is a soulful exploration of longing and nostalgia, encapsulating the essence of classic country storytelling. Originally written by Ronny Scaife and Mack Vickery, this timeless track was released as part of Twitty’s album “House On Old Lonesome Road” in 1989.

The song paints a vivid picture of a humble abode nestled along a lonesome road, with Twitty’s emotive vocals breathing life into the lyrics. The haunting melody and evocative imagery resonate with listeners, transporting them to a simpler time and place.

Upon its release, “House On Old Lonesome Road” garnered praise from fans and critics alike, earning Twitty recognition for his sincere interpretation of the country genre. While specific chart rankings may vary, the song undoubtedly touched the hearts of many with its poignant lyrics and heartfelt delivery.

Decades later, “House On Old Lonesome Road” remains a cherished favorite among fans of Conway Twitty and traditional country music enthusiasts. Its timeless appeal and universal themes of love and loss continue to resonate with listeners of all ages.

Whether you’re reminiscing about days gone by or simply appreciating the beauty of Twitty’s music, “House On Old Lonesome Road” is sure to leave a lasting impression. So, sit back, relax, and let Twitty’s velvety voice transport you to a place of introspection and reflection as you listen to this timeless country ballad.

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Lyrics

Every night it’s the same old plan
And I leave work at five-o-five
Been doing my best to forget about her
But she’s driving me out of my mind
When I get home, I know what I’ll find
How I wish that it wasn’t so
There’ll be no one there to hold me tonight
In that house on old lonesome road
I recall how we laughed
When we read the name
In the paper before we moved in
And after we did our friends all asked
If that house was lonesome back then
We were so young, our dreams were so new
There’s just no way that we could have known
The irony of the place where we loved
That house on old lonesome road
It’s only shingles and shutters
And a case of worn out stairs
Just like my old heart they need repair
Maybe I should sell it
Yeah, maybe that would be the best
Maybe then someone else could find
Some love at that address
I used to love that old house so much
Back before she went away
Now everything there is just gathering dust
I should clean it up if I’m gonna stay
But I don’t have too much time anymore
I’m too busy talking to ghosts
‘Cause her memory, keeps me company
In that house on old lonesome road
It’s only shingles and shutters
And a case of worn out stairs
Just like my old heart they need repair
Maybe I should sell it
Yeah, maybe that would be the best
Maybe then someone else could find
Some love at that address
Every night it’s the same old plan
And I leave work at five-o-five
Been doing my best to forget about her
But she’s driving me out of my mind