"Don't Stay Home" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Life could slip away in absent minded numbness
I’m only sayin this ‘cuz I wish for the best
When you always stay in self-incarceration
I thinks it’s such a shame

Don’t stay home this time no don’t stay home
If he don’t have to he don’t want to
Don’t stay home this time no don’t say no

Oh how I’d like to diffuse your time bomb anger
It’s screaming danger danger this kind of world
Don’t care if you’re home so you better get some

Don’t stay home this time no don’t stay home
If he don’t have to he don’t want to
Don’t stay home this time no don’t say no

Everything I’m sayin’ you can dismiss
Because I sat alone on this past Christmas
I deserved to be alone
But I guess I should have gone home

Hey don’t break the mold kid just eat around it
Yeah that’s what I did
I’ll be running around the block
For no apparent reason
Somethin’ you’ll catch me doin’ in any season
Gotta break a sweat man gotta go bust out
Biddy by by by by
Good-bye to the drought, yea

Don’t stay home this time no don’t stay home
If he don’t have to he don’t want to
Don’t stay home this time no don’t say no
Don’t stay home this time no don’t stay home
If he don’t have to he don’t want to
Don’t stay home this time no don’t stay home


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"Don't Stay Home" as written by Nick Hexum

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentThis song is about not letting life go by you without going out and doing what you wanna do. Cause you'll regret it later. The worst thing ever is looking back on your life and saying "damn, i wish i would've tried that, or done this" Live your life to it's fullest.
    MrEMan02on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it means to breathe....things always seem chaotic when u forget .....i mean calm down breathe look up and smile....wind blows through my hair...thats where ill be....
    sineadfileon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe key word in this song is "home." for me it connotes a certain confinement may it be physical or mental. this song encourages adventure and exploration of the richness that is life. if youre a home buddy all your life for example. this song gives you a kick in the noggin, saying go out and go wild, youre missing out on life. on the other hand "home" may also mean a certain closemindedness that keeps you from apprecieating the different and the strange. so the chorus says: "don't stay home." That's deep! 311 rocks man!
    starflameon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell since this is my favorite song in the whole wide world and im the first person to write about it, I will say that this song changed my music tastes forever it gave me a whole new positive outlook on life and I can listen to it forever and not get tired of it. And everytime i hear the first drum part to it I get a smile on my face and when he starts singing I get an even bigger one.
    dloc311on July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song does rock. i wonder why more people commented on amber and not this one. BLAH.
    pinkpanicon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'd say this song is about having strict parents who don't let you go out a lot. and you just feel like tired of it and go out anyway.
    gueveraliveson August 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this lyric..."Hey don't break the mold kid
    just eat around it, yeah that's what I did" says how 311 didnt really break into the mainstream with their style of music when they started, they slowly made the niche in peoples cd/tape collections by gaining there fan base by "not staying home". i think the song says go out and make a name for yourself, dont wait for it
    stellarprisoner2on May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first 311 song that caught my attention, in my opinion it's their best, the sound is so tight
    BlackLungFeveron June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song was my inspiration to break out of my shell, go out and be more social.. "Life could Slip away in absent minded numbness" "This kind of world don't care if you're home" and "Hey don't break the mold kid, just eat around it, yeah that's what I did.." Those lines say to me: Don't let the time slip away and miss the opportunity to make good memories. The world isn't going to come in and revamp your social life. You just have to get out there and be you.. Do your own thing, do what you like, and you'll be happy.
    PrettyTrainCrashon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe music itself rocks, but the lyrics are ridiculously genius just like all of 311's songs.
    MJWhit518on May 03, 2004   Link

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