"Rather Be" as written by James John Napier, Jack Robert Patterson and Nicole Marshall....
Oh
We're a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea
But as long as you are with me, there's no place I'd rather be
I would wait forever, exalted in the scene
As long as I am with you, my heart continues to beat

With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
Strolling so casually
We're different and the same, gave you another name
Switch up the batteries

If you gave me a chance I would take it
It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
Ooh ooh

We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
Make it everlasting so nothing's incomplete
It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we're together, there's no place I'd rather be

With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
Strolling so casually
We're different and the same, gave you another name
Switch up the batteries

If you gave me a chance I would take it
It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be

When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be (Yeah)

Hoo
(Be)
Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah, yeah, yeah

If you gave me a chance I would take it
It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be

When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be


Lyrics submitted by Adam.1997

"Rather Be" as written by Jack Patterson Nicole Marshall

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  • +2
    General CommentA beautiful song indeed,

    Why would you want to be elsewhere when you are so in love.

    This song depicts that exact feeling. She is so exited about the relationship and though she feels she might be in it blindly, It doesn't matter, she'll just enjoy it and make the best of every moment.
    bmoremion April 04, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEven after hearing five of their songs many times (A&E, Mozarts House, Dust Clears, Rather Be and Extraordinary), I still don't know how they manage to combine classical music with dance beats so seamlessly. Outstanding
    Bendubzon April 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"If you gave me a chance, I would take it,
    It's a shot in the dark, but I'll make it,
    Know with all of your heart you can't shame me,
    When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be"

    The words 'chance', 'dark' and 'shame' kind of tell us that there are lots of opportunities in life and we may experience EXTREME suffering to get them, but we should always believe in ourselves, because God gave us this special potential :)
    yzhang13on November 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
    Strolling so casually
    We're different and the same, gave you another name
    Switch up the batteries"

    Could this maybe be referring to American military in Japan falling in love with a local woman?
    aj1247on October 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWe're different and the same, gave you another name
    Switch up the batteries

    Batteries= energy source, what you run one, what powers you
    We're different= different cultures, ideas, creed, gender, class anything of that sort
    the same= we're all human, we've all got feelings
    name= label. society puts us into categories.

    If you switch up your point of view and begin to understand, you'll find that we're all pretty similar.
    amymvuon March 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOK, guys. THIS SONG IS CREEPY! After watching it over a hundred times, l finally found out what it means.In the beginning: Ohh!! What a cute song!!! After watching it a bit more: Something's fishy.. IN the end: WHAT THE F***! Ya see, this is one of the few songs that goes with it's music video. Cuz it is obvious she loves Clean Bandit. They follow her, she dreams about them, and she hallucinates.
    She turns completely crazy, dies, and guess what? Who was supposed be her dad was actually a Clean Bandit member, and there's a look of eerie satisfaction on his face. You all said this was a beautiful song!! O___o!!! WELL I'LL BE F*****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    boringowl281on May 18, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOK, guys. THIS SONG IS CREEPY! After watching it over a hundred times, l finally found out what it means.In the beginning: Ohh!! What a cute song!!! After watching it a bit more: Something's fishy.. IN the end: WHAT THE F***! Ya see, this is one of the few songs that goes with it's music video. Cuz it is obvious she loves Clean Bandit. They follow her, she dreams about them, and she hallucinates.
    She turns completely crazy, dies, and guess what? Who was supposed be her dad was actually a Clean Bandit member, and there's a look of eerie satisfaction on his face. You all said this was a beautiful song!! O___o!!! WELL I'LL BE F*****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    boringowl281on May 18, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI have the feeling that this song is about the love for music, instead of loving someone, wherever she is and whatever the situation is she is ok as long as there is music.
    mvergaraqon June 09, 2015   Link

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