"I'd Rather Be With You" as written by and Joshua Ryan Radin....
Sittin' here, on this lonely dock
Watch the rain play on the ocean top
All the things I feel I need to say
I can't explain in any other way

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a girl like you
Finally see you were naturally
The one to make it so easy when you show me the truth
Yeah, yeah I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too

Now here's the sun, come to dry the rain
Warm my shoulders and relieve my pain
You're the one thing that I'm missing here
With you beside me I no longer fear

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a girl like you
Finally see you were naturally the one to make it so easy
When you show me the truth
Yeah, yeah I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too

I could have saved so much time for us
Had I seen the way to get to where I am today
You waited on me for so long
So now, listen to me say:

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a girl like you
Finally see you were naturally the one to make it so easy
When you show me the truth
Yeah, yeah I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too

Say you feel the way I do.


Lyrics submitted by shrodes, edited by ahmad11393

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionAm I the only one who is bothered by the fact that is says "I need to bold" when it's clearly "I need to be bold"?
    LNikkyon September 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the title says it all really
    scrubssamon August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentagree 100% with hanski

    the guy has known the girl forever, but he finally realizes his true feelings for her.
    she had feelings for him all along, but he was always with other girls...

    "Finally see you were naturally
    The one to make it so easy when you show me the truth"

    (realizes how he feels)

    "You waited on me for so long"

    (shows she put up with him being with other girls)

    gagagirlon November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT SONG! romatic love song.
    kelshamrockson September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSure, it's self-explanatory, but the imagery is what makes it a great song. Sitting on the dock, looking at the water. Maybe it's raining, maybe the water's too cold for swimming, but damn it he wants to!

    Jumping into cold water is a metaphor for making the first move in a relationship. There's no going back, and maybe it's not the smartest idea, but definitely take the chance my friends. Don't wait.

    Always take the chance...
    davidecoyoteon September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF. so cute.
    xxmodernloveon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt seems to me that he definitely is very interested in a girl and that he knows it's important to break free of any hesitations and "jump in the cold water", but there's more to it. He talks about her waiting so long for him and that he wants her to say the same thing too. It's been like this for a while, and because maybe he's screwed up a few times or whatever, she's not really into him anymore...
    And that's the sad part: He finally sees that he needs to be with her, but she no longer will accept it. And that's the fight he has to go through now.
    IketheHeroon November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about a guy who is absolutely enamoured with a girl. He "needs to jump in the cold water" this means to me that he needs to be up front with her and tell her how he feels. Then whenever he finally does talk to her, she is also into him..
    mubrian11on December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted it a lot like how Ike the Hero did, but a little differently.

    I think that he likes the girl, but rather than screwing up, there has just been situations where they haven't been able to go out for whatever reason, whether she has had a boyfriend or whatever. She knew he liked her but they kind of just kept going on as friends until he finally decided he was going to do something.
    christchin910on February 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree w/ christchin910. . . I really love this song (:
    BECKERZ13on April 18, 2009   Link

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