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Rather Be
Clean Bandit Lyrics


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Ooh, oh, 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-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
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-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
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, be)

Oh, oh
Be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be
Yeah, yeah, yeah, 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-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
N-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be

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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit are about finding inner peace and contentment within a romantic relationship. The song talks about being willing to travel and wait forever as long as the person they love is with them. They are on a mission to make their love last forever and find a sense of completeness within their relationship. The lyrics highlight that the simplicity of being together with the person they love is enough to bring them satisfaction, and that nothing else matters as long as they are together.


The song also touches upon the idea that even though the couple may have differences, they are still the same when it comes to their love for each other. The phrase “Switch up the batteries” could symbolize the idea of recharging their love for each other whenever it might be low. The chorus emphasizes the main message of the song, that when they are together, there’s no other place they’d rather be.


In summary, “Rather Be” is a beautifully written love song that emphasizes the importance of finding inner peace and contentment within a romantic relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

We're a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea
Despite being far away from comfort and traveling far and wide, the singer is content because they are together with their partner.


But as long as you are with me, there's no place I'd rather be
The singer cherishes their partner's company more than anything else and would prefer to be nowhere else.


I would wait forever, exalted in the scene
The singer would wait indefinitely for their partner and is euphoric when they are together.


As long as I am with you, my heart continues to beat
The singer feels that their life is incomplete without their partner, who is their lifeline.


With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
The couple goes on a journey from Kyoto to San Francisco Bay, enjoying each other's company while traveling.


Strolling so casually
They are walking at a leisurely pace, not in a hurry but taking in the scenery.


We're different and the same, gave you another name
The couple is unique and different from each other, but they understand each other well and have given each other nicknames.


Switch up the batteries
The singer is using the metaphor of switching up batteries to denote that they are reenergizing their relationship so that it remains fresh and exciting.


If you gave me a chance I would take it
The singer wants an opportunity to show their partner how much they love them and how they can make their relationship work.


It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
The singer knows that their chance of success is uncertain, but they are determined to try their best anyway and make the relationship work.


Know with all of your heart, you can't shame me
The singer is confident of their feelings and knows that their partner can't make them feel embarrassed or ashamed.


When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
The singer emphasizes that being with their partner is the best thing that could happen to them, and they cherish every moment spent together.


N-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
The repetition of this line emphasizes the importance of being with their partner.


We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
The couple is on a mission to find peace and happiness within themselves as individuals and as a couple.


Make it everlasting so nothing's incomplete
The singer wants their love to be forever and not incomplete in any way, to ensure lasting happiness and contentment.


It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
The singer finds it easy to be with their partner, and their relationship is uncomplicated and sacred.


When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be (yeah, be)
The singer repeats this line to emphasize that being with their partner is what makes them happiest.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Nicole Marshall, Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Jimmy Napes

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@greenwave819

Oh, oh, oh
We're a thousand miles from comfort
We have travelled 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
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
Ooh
We set 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
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be, yeah
Be
Ooh
Be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be, be
Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-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
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
No, no, no, no, no, no place I'd rather be
When I am with you there's no place I'd rather be



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@cleanbandit

9 years! 🥹🎂

@ItsGamerMatty

First reply.

@MJ-wc6yv

🎉🎉🎉

@mackena4977

yuppp

@skyline34

nice

@ikkyu-san3436

happy 9years ❤️❤️

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@KiwyZzonk

I remeber listening to this song when life was simple. Just a random happy child. I miss these days.

@ayenoup4976

So true

@vanessadardenne924

Same i

@rifqimuhammad02

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