"Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" as written by and Marvin P/whitfield Gaye....
By the look in your eye I can tell you're gonna cry.
Is it over me?
If it is, save your tears
for I'm not worth it, you see.
For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam.
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home,
I'm telling you that's my home.

You had romance, did you break it by chance
over me?
If it's so I'd like for you to know
that I'm not worth it, you see.
For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam, mm.
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home,
mm, that's my home.

Oh, you keep telling me, you keep telling me I'm your man.
What do I have to do... to make you understand?

For I'm the type of guy who gives the girl the eye,
everybody knows.
But I love them and I leave them,
break their hearts and deceive them everywhere I go.
Don't you know that, I'm the type of man who is always on the roam,
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home.
Wherever I lay my hat, oh oh, that's my home, mm yeh,
that's my home
and I like it that way.

mmm oooooooooooh nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah
ahhhhhhh woooooooh nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

You know I can't, make it on the phone.
Sometimes that's the way, that's the way...
I'm not saying,
I'm not saying I don't love you,
just gotta do...

(fade out)

Lyrics submitted by myimmortal

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    General CommentMy first lyric post. I'm surprised that hardly anyones comment on Paul Young. WILMH(TMH) is one of his best
    myimmortalon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, Paul Young sings it so well.
    JpnGhton March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, great voice.
    P_Eon May 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe meaning of this song is an obvious one.

    A man who is only interested in
    the sexual side of a relationship
    Telling a poor girl whose fallen in love with him that he isn't worth the tears as he doesn't allow his heart to feel - that he is only interested in sex and thats all he is willling to give. He is only into chasing women

    Where ever I lay my hat thats my home

    Whoever gives it up is where he stays till he's bored and onto the next
    brindymooon May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentME BUT THE LADY VERSION
    Shelly Danielson January 14, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionI have been in love with a man who has this attitude for over 40 years,I fell for him as soon as I saw him,I was in my mid teens & he was 19 .......I have since married someone else......am happy,but I will ALWAYS love the 1st one ,he has,been in touch recently,but just couldn't hurt my husband , my choice..but I will never forget my "Lover" He knows who he is, I will never get over you xx
    lulu21on April 03, 2015   Link
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    General Commentthis is why i can't get close to anybody anymore.... will never change
    BobbySuperon May 29, 2015   Link

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