"Are We There Yet?" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
They say that home is where the heart is
I guess I haven't found my home
And we keep driving round in circles
Afraid to call this place our own

And are we there yet?

They say there's linings made of silver
Folded inside each raining cloud
Well, we need someone to deliver
Our silver lining now

And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
Home, home, home
Home, home, home

They say you're really not somebody
Until somebody else loves you
Well, I am waiting to make somebody
Somebody soon

And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
Home, home, home
Home, home, home

Where you will lie on the rug
While I play with the dog
And it won't be too much
'Cause this is too much
'Cause this is too much for me to hold
This is too much for me to hold

Home, home, home
And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?

Home, home, home
Home, home, home, home

And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
And are we there yet?
And are we there?


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"Are We There Yet" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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  • +4
    Song MeaningFor me is about never being in love.
    Is about reaching a point in your life where you can only fantasize about how true love can be, cuz you´ve never felt it and never have felt love in that way that fairytales say it is suppossed to feel.

    nesty28on January 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI reckon it's just waiting for your happy ending.
    missmeon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with nesty28 on this one. Home is either literally a place to call home or metaphorically a person who makes you feel like you belong somewhere the most.

    These lines

    "I guess I haven't found my home."
    "And are we there yet?
    Home, home, home, home."
    "Well, I am waiting to make
    somebody, somebody soon."

    suggest that the speaker hasn't found this home yet.

    "Are we there yet?" betrays impatience but at the same time anticipation for this home.

    "Where you will lie on the rug
    while I play with the dog.
    And you won't be too much
    because this is too much."

    Shows that even though the speaker has never found this home before, she doesn't expect it to be bombastic but rather low-key by using the imagery of just chillin' together with the pet one lazy afternoon.

    I really love this song. :) Simple but meaningful lyrics and tune.
    autumnsoliloquyon April 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think this is simply about someone, maybe a couple, going through a rough time, and just hoping and waiting that someday everything will fall in to place.
    dreamaroseon September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it just might be about getting hurt in a place you thought was 'home' and then trying to move on afterwards
    AlecsPenon September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about trying to make a relationship work, that is probably incompatible. Both people are hoping it'll get better but they see that the relationship won't survive.

    I think she is falling out of love: she is waiting to make somebody somebody. Maybe she is acknowledging that she hasn't found the right somebody, although she is hoping that maybe she just hasn't arrived at that love yet (she isn't there yet)

    As much as they want it to work, it won't. :(
    Megnificenton November 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry to be annoying but if you could please check out my cover that would be great!
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    bellahofon April 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI absolutely love music. Everybody gets something different from a song and everybody experiences it in a different way. it's really hard 'to hear' what Ingrid is saying. But is very easy to understand that music has a different meaning to different people. In my opinion this song... it's all about doubts :)

    M.Giovanna
    maria giovon May 06, 2016   Link

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