Best Songs About Home in 2013: On the Way Home by John Mayer

Yesterday, we announced the first ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Awards where we are highlighting the best songs about home over the course of the last year. Today kicks off the first of a series of posts where we take a closer look at each of the nominees. Our first nominee is the laid back and […]

Yesterday, we announced the first ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks Awards where we are highlighting the best songs about home over the course of the last year. Today kicks off the first of a series of posts where we take a closer look at each of the nominees.

Our first nominee is the laid back and catchy tune On the Way Home by John Mayer.

The song deals with the subject of when the times has come for you to go home. While I don’t know what was exactly in John Mayer’s mind when he penned the lyrics, it appears to me that he’s writing this about the end of a summer vacation and now it’s time to go home.

There’s a bit of sadness in the words as if there’s a disappointment that he has to go, but there’s a hint of joy in it too, as odd as that may seem. As someone who’s spent summers at the Jersey shore, I can relate to being disappointed about having to go home and leave the fun and friends behind. But what On the Way Home conveys is that the memories and friends made don’t end with saying goodbye. They are taken with you and help shape your own home.

It’s fitting that this song is the last one on Mayer’s album Paradise Valley. Shouldn’t being “on the way home” be the perfect ending to pretty much anything?

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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