"They Bring Me to You" as written by and Joshua Ryan Radin....
You looked like the sun
I was the only one
who could stare until you were done shining on me
and as we drank our wine and let the world fade away
the sunrise tried to end it while we tried to stay

the rest of my life can't compare to this night
and only the heartaches have given me sight,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you

moon pours through the ceiling tonight
embraces us tight
shows me we're right for each other
and as we lie here and let the world fade away
the sunrise tries to end it while we try to stay

the rest of my life can't compare to this night
and only the heartaches have given me sight,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you

it's all about the first night and last,
some people say
well i love you so much more tonight,
more than yesterday

the rest of my life can't compare to this night
and only the heartaches have given me sight,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you,
they bring me to you


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  • +1
    General CommentSweetest song on the new album. About a moment of pure love, a perfect memory to hold onto forever.

    The lyrics seem to indicate the narrator wants to prevent the sun from rising, to preserve the moment.
    But time moves forward, and stringing those loving moments together is the best we can hope for.

    The best line is the first in that case: "You looked like the sun", meaning that each new day begins by waking to you.

    Josh has outdone himself with this album.
    davidecoyoteon September 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is ana amazing song, but I think it's bitter as much as it it sweet. By saying that she is the sunshine- "You looked like the sun"- and then saying that the sunrise tried to end it- "the sunrise tried to end it while we tried to stay"- he's saying that she was the one who caused the end of the relationship, maybe unwittingly. All his heartaches have brought him back to her, but she doesn't- or maybe can't- want him.
    joogirl1589on October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I can't imagine having someone feel about me the way he does about her.
    Personally, I feel like they are still together and happy and the heartaches he refers to are those that he experienced before he knew her. Although things that made him happy in the past ended, it was only for a better thing in the end.
    waterbabie369on October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song on Josh's new album.

    For me, I kind of feel that he's looking back on that perfect night and reflecting on how that was the high point of his life. Looking back brings him heartache because he's still in love with her, but the heartache is worth it because they bring him memories of her.

    The first verse uses past tense to show that it's in the past. The second verse after the chorus uses present tense because he's IN that memory.

    That's just my take on it.
    Amberlyon September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho sings on this song with himmmm?
    and is it the same chick from starmile and a few other songs from 'we were here'?
    CurtneyIsASuperher0on January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is saying that all of the heart aches that he has been to had brought him to her and they were all worth it because without then he wouldn't be with her.
    cng123on March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm having this song at my wedding, it just makes your heart melt :)
    priscila17on April 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy sister asked me to sing at her wedding next year and she gave me this song to consider, and I fell in love with it almost immediately. It's so sweet, so honest, and so full of bliss. It's about realizing that all the pain and heartache that life puts you through is so that you can fully appreciate finding the right person.

    This song emits the idea that everything bad (or simply hard) that happens in life is for a reason, it is all preparing you and shaping you. When you find someone who makes you so happy and so complete, the hardships don't matter as much anymore, and you don't want to let that go. The night when you realize and celebrate that must be incredible.
    sarahbelle785on July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho is the girl who is singing backup for him?
    icesk8ngurlon August 04, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThat beautiful voice you hear with Josh is Ingrid Michaelson. She does a few songs with Joshua on "Simple Times". She also has a few solo albums, which are amazing. Cheers!
    TokoyoCandyon September 05, 2009   Link

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