By the look in your eye I can tell you're gonna cry
Is it over me?
If it is, save your tears
For I'm not worth it, you see

For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home
I'm telling you that's my home
You had romance, did you break it by chance

Over me?
If it's so I'd like for you to know
That I'm not worth it, you see
For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam, mm

Wherever I lay my hat that's my home
Mm, that's my home
Oh, you keep telling me, you keep telling me I'm your man
What do I have to do to make you understand?

For I'm the type of guy who gives girl the eye
Everybody knows.
But I love them and I leave them
Break their hearts and deceive them everywhere I go

Don't you know that I'm the type of man who is always on the roam
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home
Wherever I lay my hat, oh oh, that's my home, mm yeh
That's my home

And I like it that way
You know I can't make it all alone sometimes that's the way, that's the way
I'm not saying
I'm not saying I don't love you
Just got to do what I want to do

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Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Lyrics as written by Marvin Gaye Barrett Strong

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    General CommentMy first lyric post. I'm surprised that hardly anyones comment on Paul Young. WILMH(TMH) is one of his best
    myimmortalon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, Paul Young sings it so well.
    JpnGhton March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, great voice.
    P_Eon May 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe meaning of this song is an obvious one.

    A man who is only interested in
    the sexual side of a relationship
    Telling a poor girl whose fallen in love with him that he isn't worth the tears as he doesn't allow his heart to feel - that he is only interested in sex and thats all he is willling to give. He is only into chasing women

    Where ever I lay my hat thats my home

    Whoever gives it up is where he stays till he's bored and onto the next
    brindymooon May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentME BUT THE LADY VERSION
    Shelly Danielson January 15, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionI have been in love with a man who has this attitude for over 40 years,I fell for him as soon as I saw him,I was in my mid teens & he was 19 .......I have since married someone happy,but I will ALWAYS love the 1st one ,he has,been in touch recently,but just couldn't hurt my husband , my choice..but I will never forget my "Lover" He knows who he is, I will never get over you xx
    lulu21on April 03, 2015   Link
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    General Commentthis is why i can't get close to anybody anymore.... will never change
    BobbySuperon May 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSong is obvious.
    Wait till the right woman comes along.
    He will be singing a different song
    Justasongon December 04, 2017   Link

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