The song is about an epic night at the club where the 21-year-old star is having the time of his life. He's partying 'til the break of dawn and doesn't want to leave.
The tune samples the 1993 Robin S. hit 'Show Me Love,' and borrows a line from 'Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),' with a slight change.
"Day-o, me say day-o / Daylight come and we don't wanna go home / Yeah so, we losing control / Turn the lights up cause we about to get blown / Let the club shut down, we won't go home / Burn it down, to the floor / Day-o, me say day-o / Daylight come and we don't wanna go home."
"I've learned that music is really really about the melody," Derulo says in the first of his 'Future History' webisodes. "The feeling is in the melody, and I learned that just by going overseas and seeing these people that don't even speak any English sing all the words back to me and that's how I know that it's more than what the lyrics are saying. It's the feeling. Even though you don't know what I'm saying, you can feel what I'm saying and that's what music should be."
'Future History' is the follow-up to Derulo's chart-topping self-titled debut, which was released in March 2010. The Miami native released a 30-second clip of his new single for fans on May 4.
Listen to 'Don't Wanna Go Home' on AOL Radio's Fresh 40 station.