"A Face To Call Home" as written by and John Mayer....
I am an architect
Of days that haven't happened yet
I can't believe a month is all it's been
You know my paper heart
The one I fill with pencil marks
I think I might have gone and inked you in

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

It's so good you didn't see
The nervous wreck I used to be
I never thought a man could feel so small
You never look at me like I'm a liability
I bet you'd think I've never been at all

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

A face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

Maybe I can stay awhile
Maybe I can stay awhile
Maybe I can stay awhile
I'm talking like all of the time
Maybe I can stay awhile

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home


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"A Face to Call Home" as written by John Mayer

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  • +4
    General CommentThis might be one of my favorite songs on the new album. Born & Raised is about John growing into adulthood and this song is about finding that someone who he can finally settle down with and start a life/home with instead of running away.

    "You know my paper heart, the one I fill with pencil marks, I think I might have gone and inked you in"
    After all of the women he has been with, he is telling her that she is the last one to forever be in his heart.

    "It's so good you didn't see the nervous wreck I used to be..... You never look at me like I'm a liability, I bet you'd think I've never been at all"
    She is overlooking his past ways and into the future of their relationship. She doesn't hold what he did against him. He is admitting that yes he has made mistakes but she looks past them and doesn't judge him for them.
    littleelaineon May 29, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIts a sweet song .. he's found someone he really likes and he thinks he can see a future with her. She seems to always see him in the best light and he's amazed that someone can see him that way.

    Its like maybe with baby steps .. something could really happen
    thyi319on July 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It is probably tied with "Born and Raised" for favorite of the album. I feel like this song is sort of a prophecy. One of the parts that just knocked me back is the line, "I am an architect of days that haven't happened yet." I live that lyric, and the whole song sounds like a really well-written diary entry that serves as a message to the person he is gonna spend the rest of his life with. This song is super sweet, and I love that side of John Mayer, being a card-carrying, hopelessly romantic girl, haha.
    ghettorigzon May 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also think this is him kind of telling his story to his wife/girlfriend about how she saw the good in him and how they have a house but she is his actual home and with her he feels safe.
    jmusic10on May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan someone explain:
    "I am an architect
    Of days that haven't happened yet"
    heyitstrudon August 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheyitstrudon, "I am an architect of days that haven't happened yet" That means he is a person that builds their future be it good or bad. We all are architects of our lives many people go day to day with life and don't even realize that we create the things we want or don't want in our lives.
    Mprice1017on November 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    MemoryLet me state first of all that I love this song to bits.

    However, it gives me a feeling that I have never encountered with a song, namely as if this is a song to live up to: I have been a liability, I have made terrible mistakes in relationships but in the last year I got my life so much more figured out. I feel like I can yell this song along with my next relationship and that might me the reason I like this song so much. It is a clever song, lyricwise, and I look forward to the moment I am able to say: "I bet you think I've never been at all".

    Good stuff.
    SNDRFKKSon February 04, 2014   Link

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