"Homelife" as written by John Mayer and David Labruyere....
I think I'm gonna stay home
Have myself a home life
Sitting in the slow-mo
And listening to the daylight
I am not a nomad
I am not a rocket man
I was born a house cat
By the slight of my mother's hand

I think I'm gonna stay home

I want to live in the center of a circle
I want to live on the side of a square
I used to be in my M-Z now
You'll never find me 'cause my name isn't there

Home life
Been holding out for a home life
My whole life

I want to see the end game
I want to learn her last name
Finish on a Friday
And sit in traffic on the highway
See, I refuse to believe
That my life's gonna be
Just some string of incompletes
Never to lead me to anything remotely close to home life

Been holding out for a home life
My whole life

I can tell you this much
I will marry just once
And if it doesn't work out
Give her half of my stuff
It's fine with me
We said eternity
And I will go to my grave
With the life that I gave
Not just some melody line
On a radio wave
It dissipates
And soon evaporates
But home life doesn't change (Home life doesn't change)

I want to live in the center of a circle
I want to live on the side of a square
I'd love to walk to where we can both talk, but
I've got to leave you 'cause my ride is here

And my home life
You take the home life
You keep the home life
I'll come back for the home life
I promise
Home life I promise
Life, home life
Home life


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"Home Life" as written by John Clayton Mayer David Douglas Labruyere

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    General Commentokay, i love the lyrics but hate the music. something just turns me off at the beginning, but the rest of the song is so meaningful and it really shows that john wants to be more than what he is and not just a 'melody line'. he doesnt want the life of a rockstar. i think that all the songs on ht can really be linked back to john trying to find himself more than anything.
    brynski15on November 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes dashgoo12, the lyrics are "I used to be in my M to Z, but you'll never find me 'cause my name isn't there." These lyrics are, in my opinion, referring to the phonebooks. They come in two separate books - A-L and M-Z and now that John Mayer is famous, he can't be listed in the M-Z just in case some weird stalker fans.

    I can tell you this MUCH, I will marry just once
    And if it doesn't work out, I'll give her half of my stuff
    It's fine with me
    We said eternity
    I will go to my grave, with the LOVE that I gave
    Not just a melody line on a radio wave
    It dissipates
    And soon evaporates
    Homelife doesn't change

    That part is probably my favourite in the entire song. It's so sweet. I love it because it's taking a different stance on marriages these days. I mean, people are alwasy talking about how they might get divorce,d or divorce rates are high, but John Mayer's saying in this part "I'm not going to worry about divorce. I'll marry and if it doesn't work out, then that's what's meant to be, I've had my chance." It makes, I think a much more optimistic picture of getting married. Well, in my screwed up head it does, at least...lol
    Clarity1404on August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can tell you this MUCH, I will marry just once
    And if it doesn't work out, I'll give her half of my stuff
    It's fine with me
    We said eternity
    I will go to my grave, with the LOVE that I gave
    Not just a melody line on a radio wave
    It dissipates
    And soon evaporates

    I think i disagree with everyone on this line. I don't know that he thinks that is marriage will last forever and i don't think that he minds divorce. the woman that he chooses to marry will be the one, just no the one that he's going to be with forever. He'll love her forever, but he may not want to be married to her forever. "It dissipates And soon evaporates" It almost doesn't sound like he expects the marriage to last. It also doesn't sound like he expects to be bitter about it either. She can take half of his stuff when it's over but it's not a big deal. I don't know. The more i think about it the more confused i get. I wish i could just ask him...and then make sweet love to him :-)
    lizabethon March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Home life
    You keep the home life
    You take the home life
    I'll come back for the home life
    I promise"

    That second line is actually, "You keep our HOME ALIVE", if you listen closely, which is a beautiful and well placed lyric. This is a very cool song. As a 40 happily married man with 2 kids i think this is my new anthem.
    bcrowellon August 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn said somewhere that he wrote this song because of how much he misses his home life. He hates touring. He is a person that likes to stay at home, live from day to day with no suprises. I think almost everyone can relate to that.
    diegorockusaon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe missing lyrics are "I used to be in my M to Z, now you'll never find me cause my name isn't there." I can see where it sounds like scene... but its not :)
    dashgoo12on October 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentall i can say is that john is awesome and i hate when people compare him to dave mathews or jack johnson i mean they're awesome but john is his own thing
    suchiquitabananaon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"See I refuse to believe" - nice homage to Sting & The Police. You can really see that he was influenced by them.
    jammerfanon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI remember once hat John got to meet Sting and they got along. Sting wanted to work with him and everything because Sting loved his music too. Mut

    John said something about a dream he had where he and Sting were naked in a hotel room jamming and Sting was like, 'uh ok' - step away slowly. I thought that was funny.
    sixedhearton March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay, people. Do not post lyrics to a song unless you get them right. The lyrics ARE IN THE JACKET OF THE CD. ITS HARD TO MESS THAT UP.
    EvaLorenon May 12, 2005   Link

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