"Stay Home" as written by Steven Joseph Lamos, Stephen Michael Holmes and Michael Thomas Kinsella....
Don't leave hAnnotateome again
If empathy takes energy
Cause everyone feels just like you

But that's life: it's so social
So physical
So so-so
So emotional
So stay home


Lyrics submitted by lay entwined, edited by neferaton, iamthenightstars, mufc1078, coinboy

"Stay Home" as written by Stephen Michael Holmes Michael Thomas Kinsella

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    General Commenti cant stop listening to this song. even though its like 8 minutes long... you dont even realize it. it just... goes. i cant explain it, i think it means something different to everyone. But to me, it just lets me know that im still alive. Not that i didnt know i was, it just adds a little hope i suppose. That this isnt all thats left. That life doesn't have to be so... conformed.
    ForeverInADay416on March 30, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commenteveryone feels just like you.
    thatslife_sosocialon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is simple yet so powerful. the long instrumental prelude to the lyrics is perfect. as savemefromtears said, this song means something different to everyone. however, i feel the overall message of this song is that we all need to learn to show a little more compassion for others and stop being so concerned with our inner turmoil -"don't leave home again if empathy takes energy cause everyone feels just like you". life is "so social" and if we can't get past our own pain we'll never have any empathy for those who surround us.
    amateurxxstandingon June 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's been on repeat all day. this song just gets to me
    BearsAndBeetson June 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo comments since 2010... anyway this song became really important to me today. My best friend's dad got diagnosed with terminal cancer yesterday and he still tried to get through a school day. I essentially told him the message of this song.

    "Don't leave home again
    If empathy takes energy
    Cause everyone feels just like you"

    I'm not a crier but damn I came close when I walked home and this came on.
    JackFron April 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song..so true.
    AndForgetMeNotson April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my 2nd favorite AF song (next to summer ends...)

    memorizing is the only word to describe this song. i can listen to it and feel so many differen things about life it's amazing. isn't that what it's all about? i appreciate a song like this for all it's worth.
    savemefromtearson July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fabulous (you know, like the rapper). The only thing that irks me, however, is that every time I get to this point in the album, I realize that only one song follows before the cd ends. I always become quite sad during the latter minutes of this song...because I know that I'm one instrumental away from the culmination of American Football...
    WhiteTideon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhiteTide...it's Fabolous if you were referring to the rapper.

    It's too bad their lyrics weren't more diverse on the s/t album. But I guess they're amazing nonetheless with beautiful musical backdrops and breezy vocals. I need to buy more of Mike Kinsellas work when I get the money.
    Lightbluenesson May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgod i love how mike can just use the simplest words and it just turns into this amazing piece of musical work that leaves me speechless everytime i listen to this cd.
    noiserevolutionon August 08, 2005   Link

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