A Face to Call Home
John Mayer Lyrics


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I am an architect
Of days that haven't happened yet
I can't believe a month is all it's been
You know my paper heart
The one I fill with pencil marks
I think I might have gone and inked you in

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

It's so good you didn't see
The nervous wreck I used to be
I never thought a man could feel so small
You never look at me like I'm a liability
I bet you'd think I've never been at all

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

A face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

Maybe I can stay awhile
Maybe I can stay awhile
Maybe I can stay awhile
I'm talking like all of the time
Maybe I can stay awhile

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard
With a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along
To the song in your heart
And a face to call home




A face to call home
You got a face to call home

Overall Meaning

The song "A Face to Call Home" by John Mayer tells the story of a man who has found a place where he belongs. He is likening himself to an "architect of days that haven't happened yet," suggesting that he has a clear vision for his future. He acknowledges that it has only been a month since he found this place, but he already feels like he has a home. He has a "paper heart" that he fills with pencil marks, but in the person who he has found, he feels like he has inked her in permanently.


The chorus reflects the idea that the man has found something special in this person. Together, they are building a "yard with a garden in the middle of it." It's a start, and they have a lot of work to do, but they are getting there bit by bit. He is swaying along to the "song in her heart," and she provides him with a "face to call home." He is no longer the "nervous wreck" he used to be, and he feels like he can be himself with her. He acknowledges that he is talking more than he used to, suggesting that he is opening up and becoming more comfortable with her.


The song is all about finding a place where you belong and feeling at home with someone. It's a sweet and romantic song that captures the joy and excitement of finding the person you want to spend your life with.


Line by Line Meaning

I am an architect
I plan and design my future.


Of days that haven't happened yet
I envision a future that is yet to manifest.


I can't believe a month is all it's been
I can't believe how quickly time has passed since we met.


You know my paper heart
You know my tenderness and vulnerability.


The one I fill with pencil marks
The one I fill with temporary ideas and plans.


I think I might have gone and inked you in
I think I might have made a permanent commitment to you.


Little by little, inch by inch
Slowly but surely, step by step.


We built a yard
We built a space for ourselves.


With a garden in the middle of it
With a beautiful and fruitful center of our lives.


It ain't much, but it's a start
It may not be perfect, but it's a beginning and that's enough.


You got me swaying right along
You make me move and dance to the rhythm of your heart.


To the song in your heart
To the passion and joy that you feel inside.


And a face to call home
And someone to come home to every day, someone to love and cherish always.


It's so good you didn't see
I'm grateful you weren't there to see me when I was struggling and fragile.


The nervous wreck I used to be
The anxious and insecure person I used to be before I met you.


I never thought a man could feel so small
I've never felt so vulnerable and dependent on someone until I met you.


You never look at me like I'm a liability
You never see me as a burden, but always as a blessing.


I bet you'd think I've never been at all
I bet you'd think I never existed before I met you, because you make me feel so alive.


Maybe I can stay awhile
Maybe I can spend more time with you and make this work.


I'm talking like all of the time
I'm constantly thinking about being with you and talking about us.


You got a face to call home
You have a person to love and cherish always, and a place to go to every day.




Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: JOHN MAYER

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