Another Place
Bastille Alessia Cara Lyrics


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I am bound to you with a tie that we cannot break
With a night that we can't replace
I'm lost but found with you in a bed that we'll never make
It's a feeling we always chase

I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

Mmm, in another time
And in another place

I hate that you know
You can make me feel so small
Can't stop myself from falling back into you
We get so close then you pull yourself away
Maybe we just need a saving
Come save me

I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

It felt like something special but it never felt like love
Wonder what we could be living in another life
Catch us in the mirror and it looks a lot like love
Then you stop me talking as you kiss me from above

So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

Mmm, yeah




In another time
And in another place

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bastille & Alessia Cara's song Another Place speak about a complex and somewhat bittersweet relationship. The song is about being bound to someone you cannot let go of, even though you know deep down that it might not be the best thing for you. This connection between the two involved is described as a tie that cannot be broken, and a night that they cannot replace. The singer talks about being lost but found in a bed with the person they're singing about and points out that this feeling is something they're always chasing.


The chorus of the song explains that the only thing that the two people involved have ever wanted from this relationship was one thing - which is not made explicit in the song. However, they do not want any lies painted on them, nor do they want any promises that are going to be broken. The song is imbued with a sense of longing and the idea that there is something that could have been between them in another place and time. Despite this sense of what could have been, the singer confesses towards the end of the song that it never really felt like love, though it was certainly something special.


Line by Line Meaning

I am bound to you with a tie that we cannot break
Our connection is so strong that nothing can sever it


With a night that we can't replace
We shared an unforgettable experience


I'm lost but found with you in a bed that we'll never make
In each other's arms, we feel like we've found something special, even though it cannot last


It's a feeling we always chase
We are addicted to the emotions we feel when we are together


I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
Your words are memorable and powerful


And the way you think and how you make me feel
Your mind and heart are inspiring and enchanting


You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Your imagination and passion are intoxicating and irresistible


Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real
We know that this is a fleeting, temporary thing and we accept it for what it is


So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
Don't give me false hope that this could be something more than what it is


We only ever wanted one thing from this
We are in this for the moment, not for the long haul


Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
Don't try to deceive me or yourself about the nature of our relationship


Oh, in another place
If circumstances were different


In another time, what could we have been?
What kind of relationship would we have had if things were different?


I hate that you know
I hate that you have a hold on me


You can make me feel so small
Your power over me makes me feel vulnerable and insignificant


Can't stop myself from falling back into you
I can't help but be drawn to you, no matter how much I try to resist


We get so close then you pull yourself away
Just when I think we're making progress, you put up a wall


Maybe we just need a saving
Perhaps we need something or someone to rescue us from this complicated situation


It felt like something special but it never felt like love
We had a unique connection, but we both know it wasn't true love


Wonder what we could be living in another life
We imagine what could have been if things were different


Catch us in the mirror and it looks a lot like love
There are moments when we look like a couple in love


Then you stop me talking as you kiss me from above
You silence me with your affection


Mmm, yeah
Reiteration of previous feelings/expression




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alessia Caracciolo, Daniel Campbell Smith, Daniel Robin Priddy, Mark Blair Crew

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@siddhantjain8671

[Verse 1: Dan Smith]
I am bound to you with a tie that we cannot break
With a night that we can't replace
I'm lost but found with you in a bed that we'll never make
It's a feeling we always chase

[Pre-Chorus: Dan Smith]
I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

[Chorus: Dan Smith]
So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

[Post-Chorus: Dan Smith]
Mmm, in another time
And in another place
[Verse 2: Alessia Cara]
I hate that you know
You can make me feel so small
Can't stop myself from falling back into you
We get so close then you pull yourself away
Maybe we just need a saving
Come save me

[Pre-Chorus: Alessia Cara]
I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

[Chorus: Dan Smith & Alessia Cara]
So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

[Bridge: Dan Smith & Alessia Cara]
It felt like something special but it never felt like love
Wonder what we could be living in another life
Catch us in the mirror and it looks a lot like love
Then you stop me talking as you kiss me from above
[Chorus: Dan Smith & Alessia Cara]
So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

[Outro: Dan Smith & Alessia Cara]
Mmm, yeah
In another time
And in another place

Hope you guys love it ❤️😘



@atlanticmoyo7513

I am bound to you with a tie that we cannot break
With a night that we can't replace
I'm lost but found with you in a bed that we'll never make
It's a feeling we always chase

I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

Mmm, in another time
And in another place

[Alessia Cara:]
I hate that you know that you could make me feel so small
Can't stop myself from falling back into you
We get so close and you pull yourself away
Maybe we just needed saving, come save me

I could write a book about the things that you said to me on the pillow
And the way you think and how you make me feel
You can fill my mind and move my body with the fiction, fantasies
Just call this what it is, we don't pretend it's real

[Both:]
So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

[Alessia Cara:]
It felt like something special but it never felt like love
[Bastille:]
Wonder what we could be living in another life
[Alessia Cara:]
Catch us in the mirror and it looks a lot like love
[Bastille:]
Then you stop me talking as you kiss me from above

[Both:]
So don't make promises to me that you're gonna break
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away
We only ever wanted one thing from this
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?
Oh, in another place
In another time, what could we have been?

[Alessia Cara:] Oh
[Bastille:] Yeah, yeah
[Alessia Cara:] In another time
[Bastille:] And in another place



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@HDpiano

Yesssss <3

@greynot3413

His voice is really a damn gift and a blessing for those who really listen to him.

@24c_lyrics_7

https://youtu.be/uAHeH6asOi4

@nightdrift160

don't say no more 🤩

@comefindme460

Love the way u worded that dude, couldn't agree more, he's something real special!

@Ivashkov92

He reminds me of the lead singer of Poet Of The Fall!!

@sunflowerx6425

Their cover of No scrubs was the song that made me fell in love with his voice, so beautiful😍

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@jacobdrain4492

"Don't paint wonderful lies on me that wash away"


Best lyrics from this song.

@erginushi4006

I know it's been said before, but Bastille are criminally underrated.

@titusk.kariuki5510

Eheu!

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