Honey Come Home
The Head and the Heart Lyrics


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Honey come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now
They're behind me now
And there's nothing here
That will not break down
Like you never did

The kids say hello
To us in our separate homes
Darling please come home
I've cleaned out the fridge
Wiped the counters off
And put away my clothes

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young so many years ago

And I think of all this time
That we have wasted with all our fighting and I cry
Just want to die with the one I love beside me

'Someday,' you said,
Someday you will miss my head
Lying next to yours
In our marriage bed

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young so many years ago

Oh God I love my vices but they've taken me to places
That I never thought I'd go and I am ready to be home
And I think of every spark, every whisper in the dark, now it's time
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love beside me

Love, love, love




Honey come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now

Overall Meaning

The song "Honey Come Home" by The Head and the Heart is a melancholic plea to a lover who has left. The singer of the song confesses to their former partner that their stubbornness is no longer a barrier in their relationship and implores them to return home. The lyrics suggest that the couple had a tumultuous relationship in the past, as the singer reminisces about all the time they wasted fighting instead of enjoying each other's company. The song's desire for reconciliation is amplified by the imagery of domesticity - the singer has cleaned out the fridge, wiped the counters off, and put away their clothes. The song evokes a sense of longing and regret, as the singer seeks nothing but to die alongside the one they love.


The song's main theme seems to be regret for past mistakes and wasted opportunities. The singer is aware that they have wasted precious time with their loved one and seeks to rectify this error. The lyrics suggest that the couple had a happy past and that the singer longs to return to that time. However, the singer also acknowledges that they have made mistakes, as evidenced by the reference to their "vices." Overall, "Honey Come Home" is a poignant meditation on the destructive power of stubbornness and the need for forgiveness.


Line by Line Meaning

Honey come home
The singer is begging their partner to come back home


My stubborn ways are behind me now
The singer has changed and is no longer stubborn like before


They're behind me now
The stubborn ways of the singer are in the past and won't return


And there's nothing here
There is nothing left to cause any trouble or conflict


That will not break down
Everything is fragile and can break easily


Like you never did
The partner never broke the singer's heart


The kids say hello
The children of the couple are greeting each other


To us in our separate homes
The couple is currently living apart in different homes


Darling please come home
The singer is pleading with their partner to come back home


I've cleaned out the fridge
The singer has cleaned the fridge and home for their partner's return


Wiped the counters off
The singer has cleaned the counters of the home


And put away my clothes
The singer has organized their clothes as a gesture of their love


Do you remember every block
The singer is reminiscing about the past memories and walks with their partner


Every minute of every walk we used to take
The singer cherishes every moment and details of their past walks


We were young so many years ago
The memories are from a time when the couple was much younger


And I think of all this time
The singer reflects on the time they wasted fighting with their partner


That we have wasted with all our fighting and I cry
The singer cries over the time they spent fighting and how they could have spent it loving each other


Just want to die with the one I love beside me
The singer wants to die with their partner beside them so they can truly rest in peace and love


'Someday,' you said,
The partner promised something in the past


Someday you will miss my head
The partner said the singer would miss them when they are not together


Lying next to yours
The partner misses lying with the singer


In our marriage bed
The partner reminisces about their marriage bed


Oh God I love my vices but they've taken me to places
The singer loves their vices but realizes they have taken them to bad places and situations


That I never thought I'd go and I am ready to be home
The singer is ready to leave their vices and be with their partner at home


And I think of every spark, every whisper in the dark, now it's time
The singer recalls the intimate moments they shared with their partner and knows it is time to return to them


Just wanna die with the one I love
The singer only wants to die with their partner beside them


Love, love, love
The song conveys the theme of love throughout




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jonathan Russell, Tyler Williams, Kenny Hensley, Charity Thielen, Josiah Johnson, Chris Zasche

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Valle do Cinema

Honey, come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now
They're behind me now

And there's nothing here
That will not break down
Like you never did

The kids say hello
To us in our separate homes

Darlin' please come home
I've cleaned out the fridge
Wiped the counters off
And put away my clothes

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young, so many years ago

And I think of all this time
That we've wasted with all our fighting
And I cry
Just wanna die with the one I love
Beside me

"Someday," you said
Someday you will miss my head
Lyin' next to yours
In our marriage bed

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young, so many years ago

Oh God, I love my vices
But they've taken me to places
That I never thought I'd go
And I am ready to be home

And I think of every spark
Every whisper in the dark
Now it's time
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Beside me

Honey, come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now



All comments from YouTube:

koocheekooo

Until I watched this I didn’t get how deeply heartbreaking this song is. The commercial version is more upbeat, which doesn’t quite capture the depth of his pain and growth. A beautiful song nonetheless.

Barney Boyle

These guys were tapped into something special when they wrote this album

Yo Él

They changed a lot the style, i love this album tho

Jeremy Sette

Barney Boyle yeah their new stuff doesn't have the same feeling to it like their first album.

Ana Maria Rocha

Apaixonada por todas as músicas, sem exceção <3

Bea Fisch

the best version ever of this song! can't stop listening to this.

Suvi Bird

With you

Valle do Cinema

Honey, come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now
They're behind me now

And there's nothing here
That will not break down
Like you never did

The kids say hello
To us in our separate homes

Darlin' please come home
I've cleaned out the fridge
Wiped the counters off
And put away my clothes

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young, so many years ago

And I think of all this time
That we've wasted with all our fighting
And I cry
Just wanna die with the one I love
Beside me

"Someday," you said
Someday you will miss my head
Lyin' next to yours
In our marriage bed

Do you remember every block
Every minute of every walk we used to take
We were young, so many years ago

Oh God, I love my vices
But they've taken me to places
That I never thought I'd go
And I am ready to be home

And I think of every spark
Every whisper in the dark
Now it's time
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Just wanna die with the one I love
Beside me

Honey, come home
My stubborn ways are behind me now

Francis Friel

I've had a rough past 14 months, and this song pretty much summed it up for me. Thank you guys for putting to words and music what I've been feeling lately. Some might consider this a sad song, but it's far from that. It's a song of hope, vision and love. It's everything humankind needs.

My name is August West

Beautiful. What a rare ability to form feelings, thoughts, worries and concerns into musical plesentries and to paint the inner soul on silence. Music is amazing. Well done.

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