John Mayer - On The Way Home Lyrics




The summer's over, this town is closing.
They're waving people out of the ocean.
We have the feeling like we were floating.
We never noticed where time was going.

Do you remember when we first got here?
The days were longer; the nights were hot here.
Now, it's September; the engine's started.
You're empty-handed and heavy-hearted.

But just remember on the way home (ooh ooh ooh)
That you were never meant to feel alone.
It takes a little while, but you'd be fine:
Another good time coming down the line.

You'll go back to love that's waiting.
I'll unpack in a rented room.
How's that life you swear you're hating?
Grass is greener: that makes two.

But just remember on the way home (ooh ooh ooh)
That you were never meant to feel alone.
Just look me up; get back on the bus.
I'll see you next week if you need my trust.

Life ain't short, but it sure is small.
You get forever but nobody at all.
Life ain't short, but it sure is small.
You get forever but nobody at all.

It don't come often, and it don't stay long.
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

But just remember on the way home (ooh ooh ooh)
That you don't ever have to feel alone.
Just stay on the run; get off the grid.
Hide yourself out like you know that I did,
And if you might find that your running is done,
A little bit of Heaven never hurt no one.





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  1. Shasta Acosta

    Feeling this song and just ready to throw a fit and at the same time laugh.... Uhhhgggg! Love the song,,,

  2. Saul Rizo

    This song is super awesome. He sido fan de John desde que recuerdo. Él sigue haciendo magia siempre

  3. Vivek R

    This guy is unreal

  4. 東大生マナブ

    His song reminds me of my best summer that I never experienced.

  5. irfan zaman choudhury

    🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵

  6. Nancy M

    Perfect end of the summer song.

  7. Yash Dani

    I've watched this video at the end of summer since the album came out when I was 12 years old. Tomorrow I start university. Life is crazy

  8. Sheri Lynn Bettevy

    Aww...beautiful song and such a great video...👍👍👍✌️✌️✌️✌️✨✨✨😁😁🤗🤗🤗😗😗😗🌹ty for uploading💥

  9. Thelonious Coltrane

    60s/70s folk music vibe.
    Great!
    Keep on rocking John!

  10. Practical Driver

    Blasted paradise valley on a trip out west to Yellowstone NP. Thank you, John. Thank you.

  11. Brett Lazor

    I wish John would utilize pedal steel on more of his work. This is a perfect slice of music history

  12. Gagan Kaur

    🌹🌹👌🏻

  13. sang kipgen

    😵😵😵

  14. J.N

    Dazzling

  15. Aswar Ali

    2019 🙄🙄🙄

  16. wanderson rony

    Qualidade em tudo ! Muito bom

  17. Buruki Kerman

    listening to this while playing Elite dangerous when coming back home after a loooooooooong trip

  18. beckysnay

    Shades of Bruce Hornsby, whom I also love.

  19. jennypennypocket

    Everyone but the most diligent forgot about this court case then surprise! I'm not diligent except for my concoctions..That's why I like the actual trip better than the preparation. But who liles to fold clothes more than an actual trip to Disneyland (wirh am in official guide book)?
    Conversing with the comments. One sided. Just S I L E N C E..

  20. Angshuman Das

    Grass is Greener and that makes two?
    I still don't get it...
    But it's a beautiful song...

    Abhilasha P R

    Almost like grass is greener, but not just on one side of the fence but both?..wow!

    Simon Vincent

    "You'll go back to love that's waiting.
    I'll unpack in a rented room.
    How's that life you swear you're hating?
    Grass is greener that makes two."

    in the context of the lyrics, the ending of a summer love/romance between a 'traveller' type and a person with 'regular' life, the traveller tells the other one that even though the regular always hated her/his boring life, he/she is going back to loved ones and the traveller is staying in rented rooms. so for both of them, the grass may seem greener on the other side.

    read the lyrics knowing this backstory and it will all make sense :)

  21. Gerard Vizer

    i can't explain the love i have for you and your music... i'm happy to know you, you shine my life... LU

  22. Gerard Vizer

    Me too i can't explain but John you make me so happy when i listen to your songs... Love from France LU

  23. Boshli Wangkhem

    All of his songs are Perfect😎

  24. Kari Thole

    The summer's over
    This town is closing
    They're waving people out of the ocean
    We had the feeling like we were floating
    We never noticed where time was going

    Do you remember when we first got here
    The days were longer, the nights were hot here
    Now, it's September; the engine's starting
    You're empty-handed and heavy-hearted

    [Chorus]
    But just remember on the way home
    That you were never meant to feel alone
    It takes a little while, but you'll be fine
    Another good time coming down the line

    [Verse 2]
    You'll go back to love that's waiting
    I'll unpack in a rented room
    How's that life you swear you're hating
    Grass is greener: that makes two

    [Chorus]
    Just look me up, get back on the bus and see you next week if you need my trust


    Bridge]
    Life aint short, but it sure is small
    You get forever but nobody at all
    Life aint short, but it sure is small
    You get forever but nobody at all
    It don't come often, and it don't stay long

    [Outro]
    But just remember on the way home
    That you don't ever have to feel alone
    Just stay on the run, get off the grid
    Hide yourself out like you know that I did
    And if you might find that you're running is done
    A little bit of Heaven never hurt no one

  25. prakash k chhetri

    Every song i listened of john .song was something good something story was talked nicely and simply .not other arities.. but there is no more subscribers his channel..
    Whyyyy

  26. Moses Pautu

    Whose listening in 2018😆

  27. Richard ja

    The most talented singer-songwriter-guitarist on these days planet , ✌️🔥

  28. Akshit Srivastava

    I wish you long life John

  29. Kevin Shaughnessy

    John Mayer has been spending a lot of time in Montana with his Hat and found some country roots

  30. akash chauhan

    Happy birthday John ....

  31. Sheri Bettevy

    ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✨🕊✨🙏✨🕊✨🙏✨🕊✨🙏👍👍👌👌👌

  32. Mika S.

    I'm looking at this video thinking ''man, that must be good times''

  33. Bret Vinson

    beach is home

  34. Gloria Spiller

    HOW COME YOU DONT HAVE A MUSIC VIDEO FOR SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOOOMMMMMMMMMM! :O

  35. MsShelley43

    This is just pure heaven ❤️😉😘

  36. Zape00

    this song is so beautiful

  37. willegard2

    This makes me want to move to the USA. Just sell my house, sell my car and give up Sweden once for all..

  38. Святослава Миронова

    Want to have real talk, and meet me? Click: #wowMeetMeHere

  39. Berliana egista

    last rock generation no and dj music rooted like zombie. sad

  40. Andy Andreev

    zzzZZZzzzZZZ

  41. Christian Sales

    Algum Br ai? on the way home melhor música do paradise valley!

    luanrvn11

    é nois

    Pablo Santos

    Eu nunca tinha escutado muito, mas fui escutar agora e esse refrão é incrível

    Christian Sales

    Pablo Santos vdd brother

    Vinícius Souza

    John Mayer é fodaaa

  42. SordalMusic

    Great tune from John!!!! Greetings from Norway.

  43. Steven Dagorn

    Great !! As usual !!!

  44. marcelovhm1

    How can this song have 'only' 1.3 mil views? underrated.

  45. Vishal Shelke

    Eagerly waiting for new songs from you bro, only you and Passenger makes such songs. Come back man.

  46. Samuel Arroyo

    John come back to the blues groove please... this it's ok but not the best...

  47. Ashish Sharma

    This is one of my favourite song from this album.

  48. Marcela Capato

    John is amazing! I have no words to describe my love for his musics! ❤

  49. Hamada El Mansour

    John are you ever gonna come to Hong Kong?

  50. Pavithra M

    His songs are so beautiful.

  51. Maria Beatriz

    Incrível como cada música do John é perfeita

  52. Gerald Ander Lee

    From ballad to pop rock to blues to country.

    StripedMC

    +philip røyland I have that same feeling. Can't wait to see what John releases next.

    Devesh Tiwari

    Gerald Ander Lee back to blues now!

    will sheasley

    @philip røyland you were right, sorta.

    Fellita Atmadjaja

    hardcore metal is next

    stretch. ass

    Jazz too

  53. 11eleven Cherry111

    🎸 Heavenly.. 🎼

  54. Glenn Petranovich

    ....ways,fyck.Fuck....danm.Shit.

  55. Glenn Petranovich

    just saying there's "fifty wats to leave your lover".*narf

  56. Glenn Petranovich

    ....lostpeepee loves this...Gus hopped on a bus and left,huh?

  57. כפיר ויזגן

    someone now the harmonica key here?

  58. Jassi Duudelson

    JM playing a dreadnought. Video editing can do anything these days.

  59. Spencer Ocampo

    This is pure Americana it's awesome

  60. Karan Parsnani

    I'll see you next week when you need my trust :')

  61. Anderson M.

    What are these cities in the video?

    Sammy McCullar

    Anderson M. Im wondering the same thibg

  62. Bary Soul

    I m lookin for this very very time, what a wonderful

  63. Joel Bezerra

    Sorry, i think neil young

  64. telsah1

    "Just remember on the way home that you don't have to feel alone"

  65. 武内まさる

    life music

  66. Michael Thomas

    3:15-3:20 the moment you realize when all of those tireless hours of dedicated disciplined guitar practice alone in your room pays off

    ryan foong

    whats at 3:15? i only hear strumming

    Saksham Arya

    he meant the girls... (=_=)

    ryan foong

    yeah i dont think so

    Esteban Rezarpi

    ryan foong LOOOOOOL

    outlaws9295

    Lmao nah. They look like 10's, but I guarantee that they're about as interesting as a dead fish.

  67. Ana Luisa Vargas

    Brazilian fan !!! I love John Mayer !!!

  68. Ana Luisa Vargas

    Brazilian fan !!! I love John Mayer !!!

  69. kevin lai

    anyone know any other songs or bands that could've inspired this?

    I Agree With You Vincent

    probably people like Neil Young

  70. Elandria Steger

    Great ending to a beautifully crafted album. In my opinion, this album is John's most put together album so far. It just flows so effortlessly from start to finish. There is so much depth in this album. Definitely my favorite.

  71. Of Darkness Knight

    A lot of the video was shot at his Tinley Park, Illinois concert. I was there and it was awesome

  72. MariLU

    No other song I know describes the feeling you have when summer's over as well as this one. John Mayer is a genious!

  73. Mona Arora

    Celebrating musical journey from MJ to JM.
    (michael jackson to john mayer)

  74. CaseyDia22

    From the first "On the way-ey-ay home.." I seriously can't sit still.

  75. pan pankador

    Great song!!! John

  76. Joel Jakob

    This video fits really well with the song. Well made piece of art.

  77. Kacper Nadolski

    poor bananas :(

  78. Russell Pabalan

    John is such a unique artist. All of his songs are so personal and he doesn't give in to the general consensus of rising artists who convert to what the pop listeners like to hear. I love to see a great talented artist like John stay true to himself, keep it up!

  79. Cintia Cristine Costa

    "Life ain't short, but it sure is small,
    You'll get forever, but nobody at all."

    well done John ...

  80. Brendan Prince

    What do you guys think he means by:

    "Life ain't short, but it sure is small,
    You'll get forever, but nobody at all."

    Do you think it means life is unfulfilling when you're not with the people you love and back home?

    Jonathan Dean

    @Brendan Prince Exactly. It means live life to the fullest with the ones you love. Because what's the point of living forever with no one to share it with?

    Maruša Duh

    +Brendan Prince Usually it is a phrase "forever together", but you get the "forever" part, you don't get that somebody to be "together" with, so you'll get "forever", but "nobody" at all. This is how I understood it :D

    Daniel Weber

    +Maruša Duh I like your interpretation on this :)

    Paco LJ

    I think it means that life doesn't last forever but it is not short though. You get your life but you're kinda alone- some more than others depend
    Iing on our choices.

    Zoe Jeremy

    I think he means life feels long in our eyes but in the grand scheme of things it’s no time at all. The line “you’ll get forever but nobody at all” refers to to the fact that we’ll get quite a while with our loved ones then eventually end up with no one.

  81. Gabriel RAKOTONAIVO

    You know this song is going to be on your playlists somewhere around September this year. And every year after that. :)

  82. Cesar Garcia

    Listening to this just brings me back to my past and I'm wishing it stills exists now, I've listen to almost all of your songs I'm only 17 but I still feel like I've grown up listening to you, I'm now a very good singer but I'm looking forward and having hope for myself that I can become the next you. Thank you for your music and inspiration John and hope I get to here your new music.

    sonam choekyi

    i too have been listening to johns songs almost all when i was 17 too and i feel i am so much in connected with what his songs have to say and i really really love his songs!!!!!!

  83. Beck

    would you guys say this album was Americana/blue-grass?

  84. Jantrice Bynum

    I love this song and its multitude of meanings. Love you john

  85. VL1993

    John, i grew up hearing your songs and most of them are similar episodes of my life, i have to say thank you because your music changed my life.

    Brian Hikari

    Me too Man. Me too. His music accompany me ever since "Inside Wants Out''.

  86. Vreaus pleez

    If you are on your way to learning *the truth about life*, you are on your way to enlightenment, you are on your way home.

    *Go to www•TruthContest•com and read "The Present"*

  87. Guilherme Assunção

    Love this bro.

  88. Kim Smith

    Reminds me of someone...

  89. H A N N A H F A R T H I N G

    Beautiful

    NEGERI CARUT

    @Hannah Farthing yeah

  90. Geraldzinyo Vlogs

    That feel bro.

  91. Rebekah 〈33

    really love this video <3 and of course the song

  92. ja24

    Most underrated song on Paradise Valley

    Pranav S

    Totally agree

    samme79

    Underrated to the ignorant of course. I couldn't think of one established musician that has a negative outlook towards John's musical skills and talents.

    Richard ja

    And Wildfire too

    Pauline Parra

    Want to see TNT

    Marina Samoylovich

    @samme79 I am not trying to be a groupie; but to my amusement, a few songs that I liked to listen to while driving to work, were his. If his songs are always on the radio, he is pretty successful as an artist.

  93. Joey

    Keurig is gay they advertise too much. Not buying ever.

  94. james scott

    Wasnt sure of the country infusion in mayers work but have to say its growing on me

  95. Enci Albert

    Muito bom!!!