On The Way Home - Album Version

Lyricist: John Mayer    Composer: John Mayer


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