Last Train Home
John Mayer Lyrics


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If you wanna roll me
Then you gotta roll me all night long
And if you wanna use me
Then you gotta use me 'til I'm gone

I'm not a fallen angel, I just fell behind
I'm out of luck and I'm out of time
If you don't wanna love me, let me go
I'm runnin' for the last train
I'm runnin' for the last train home

If you wanna know me
Then you gotta know me through and through
And if you're gonna hurt me
Then you gotta hold me next to you

No matter how you work it, things go wrong
I put my heart where it don't belong
So if you're comin' with me, let me know
Maybe you're the last train
Maybe you're the last train home

I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the last train runnin'
And I surrender
And I surrender
I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the last train runnin'
And I surrender
And I surrender
I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the last train runnin'
And I surrender
And I surrender
I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the last train runnin'
And I surrender
And I surrender




(Oh, yeah)
(Ooh)

Overall Meaning

In the song "Last Train Home" by John Mayer, the lyrics describe the struggle of a person who has fallen behind in life, possibly with their relationships or career, and is desperate to catch the last train home. The theme of the song centers around the idea that the singer is willing to give everything they have to someone else, but they need that person's assurance that they will reciprocate. Thus, the singer is caught between wanting to be loved and wanting to be free.


The first verse sets the tone for the rest of the song, with the singer pleading for someone to commit to them fully. They want the other person to roll with them all night long, to use them until they're gone. The second verse continues with the same plea, asking the other person to know every part of them, including the ugly and hurtful parts. The chorus stands out as the singer reveals that they're running for the last train, implying that this may be their last chance at finding what they're looking for. The bridge reinforces this idea by repeating the line, "I surrender," many times. It seems that the singer is at the tipping point of giving up, but they're holding onto hope that maybe, just maybe, this other person is the answer they've been searching for.


Overall, the lyrics of "Last Train Home" evoke a sense of desperation, vulnerability, and longing that are relatable to anyone who's ever felt like they're at a crossroads in their life. There is a rawness and honesty to the lyrics that make the song feel like a heartfelt confession. Mayer's guitar work and the smooth production value of the track add to the overall mood of the song, creating a perfect blend between the heartfelt lyrics and the overall sound.


Line by Line Meaning

If you wanna roll me
If you want to be with me


Then you gotta roll me all night long
You have to be with me for the long haul


And if you wanna use me
If you want to take advantage of me


Then you gotta use me 'til I'm gone
You have to use me until I have nothing left


I'm not a fallen angel, I just fell behind
I am not perfect, but I've had setbacks


I'm out of luck and I'm out of time
I'm not in a good place and I'm running out of time


If you don't wanna love me, let me go
If you don't want to love me, don't hold me back


I'm runnin' for the last train
I am trying to leave this place for good


I'm runnin' for the last train home
I'm trying to make it back to where I belong


If you wanna know me
If you want to understand me


Then you gotta know me through and through
You have to know me completely


And if you're gonna hurt me
If you plan to hurt me


Then you gotta hold me next to you
Keep me close when you're hurting me


No matter how you work it, things go wrong
Even with planning, things can go awry


I put my heart where it don't belong
I've given my heart to someone who doesn't deserve it


So if you're comin' with me, let me know
If you're going with me, be honest about it


Maybe you're the last train
Maybe you're my last chance


Maybe you're the last train home
Maybe you're my way back home


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


I'm on the last train runnin'
I'm on the verge of leaving


And I surrender
I'm giving up control


And I surrender
I'm giving up control




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Written by: John Clayton Mayer

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When John Mayer is back with his long hair, you already know the album’s going to be epic.

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I didn’t realize how much I missed the rains down in Africa..

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I hoped I wasn't the only one thinking that

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You’re not the only one

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Like Africa but without the chorus, I was waiting for the payoff.

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