"Why I'm Home" as written by and Matthew/reed Poulos....
I could paint your pictures all night long
And tell you tales of every song
Still let you know that you're the reason
Why I'm home

Or I could quote a page of poetry
To show you what you mean to me
And we go falling somewhere faster
Knowing we don't want to ever fall at all

I just don't think that this will be easy
Saying that you love me
Lying tongues are clumsy
And don't speak when one more word would kill me
Saying that you love me
When lying tongues are clumsy

But who am I to say
That every breath we take
Won't be another pointless kiss we gave away
When what we love we burn
Its from the ashes that we yearn
To be the phoenix that rises from up from the flames

Don't think that this will be easy
Saying that you love me
When lying tongues are clumsy

Don't think that this will be easy
Saying that you love me
When lying tongues are clumsy

And don't speak when one more word would kill me
Saying that you love me
When lying tongues are clumsy

I could paint your pictures all night long
And tell you tales of every song
And let you know that you're the reason why I'm home


Lyrics submitted by kelly., edited by zeldaxlove, jocelyn67

"Why I'm Home" as written by Alexander Reed Matthew Poulos

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    General CommentI love this song... And Jason's voice is effing awesome!
    Amazing how the song begins really softly, intensifies along the way to finally blow up towards the end.
    Really powerful delivery and the drums at 2:38 are just fantastic!
    Go Radio = <3
    Anyway, about the meaning i guess it's pretty obvious that there's a guy who loves a girl...
    And he doesn't believe her when she tells him that she loves him too...
    Yet, despite believing that she's lying, he can't leave her...
    She's his reason for not leaving... She's the reason why he's home...
    cara410on April 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is so special to me. For me, it's about 'figuratively' being home. You're not necessarily home, but you're somewhere where you lover is at... and it's home...

    fuck
    i miss you
    BrianLiebecon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAMAZING song.
    can't even describe it.
    go radio, love you guys :)
    maydayparade87on September 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti disagree nicooleann, well not entirely.


    to me this song is telling of someone who has been gone awhile. in the begining hes saying all these different things that he could do or has done to show this girl how much he loves her. hes come back from something that he obviosuly loves, maybe touring, for this girl.

    except he knows that this person doesnt fully understand what he means. that they have taken the words "love" and convuluted them.

    "And don't speak when one more word would kill me
    Saying that you love me
    Lying tongues are clumsy"

    one word from her could kill him, exspecially words he knows he doesnt understand. lying toungues, she doesnt mean what she says.

    this is just my take and its probably wrong just thought id give you my two cents
    sexystrubleon January 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust to add, the first line of the song is wrong. It is actually.

    "I paint you pictures on my arm"

    not "I paint you pictures all night long"
    morningstar31on March 29, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIts about Jason's ex-wife Katy. She had a really hard time dealing with him touring and wanted him to always be home. He loves touring and wouldn't mind being on tour 12 months of out the year so when he did get home he wrote that song for her to let her know the only reason why he is home is for her.
    nicooleannon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with brian. and a little bit more.

    to me i believe that this is the beginning stage of a relationship. where two people are scared to fall in love with each other but they are anyway.

    "And we'd go falling somewhere faster
    Knowing we don't want to ever fall at all"

    and that they're scared that all those kisses that mean so much, will go to waste IF they break up.

    "That every breath we take
    Won't be another pointless kiss
    We gave away"

    I also think that not only is he scared of saying that he loves her but he's scared of her telling him she loves him. and to be absolutely sure that she loves him when she tells him. he never says he loves her in the song. but how much she means to him.

    well thats just my meaning. prolly not right.
    smr0930on January 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song an go radio is amazing. It's sad jason is out of mayday. Their loss. But can anyone help me find these songs I found 1 ep and the other will release soon but niether include some of these songs
    Myaccousticheartbeatson March 31, 2010   Link
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    General Comment As for the meaning of this song, I think the people above me did an outstanding job of explaining.
    When I found out Jason left Mayday Parade, I freaked. I was so upset. Their cd came out, their first album without him, and I liked it, but it didn't even compare to the two before featuring Jason. Later, I found out Jason had a group called Go Radio. I searched for it and bought two of their songs, Why I'm Home and I Miss You. I fell in love with both of them, esp Why I'm Home.
    I have to say, I am a sucker for Jasons voice. Something about it is so sad and has so much feeling. In his more upbeat songs, his voice just pumps you up. Very versatile.
    I was a huge Mayday Parade fan, still am, but I swear, losing Jason is a HUGE loss for them. I have never heard a voice like his. It's very unusual, in a good way.
    I hate that Mayday's latest album sounds different from the others. Their old songs had such deep meaning, like Go Radio's. Mayday Parade has lost that. They seem so regular and commercial now. Not fun. You can be popular and still have great songs!! Hopefully Go Radio sticks to the upbeat fun songs and also the dark, sad, or love songs. Everyone has a dark side! ( :
    I am so happy that Go Radio was just signed to Fearless Records, because I am a huge fan of many of their bands.
    I wish all of the success in the world to Go Radio, and I hope they come out with more and more albums.
    Please, Go Radio, don't let fame ever change your music!
    Britt8Babyon April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of those songs i could listen to over and over and over and over...

    I can't wait until they release a full length album, the EP is awesome but i want more more more!
    mikefroioon May 20, 2010   Link

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