I'd Rather
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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I thought sometime alone
Was what we really needed
You said this time would hurt more than it helps
But I couldn't see that
I thought it was the end
Of a beautiful story
And so I left the one I loved at home to be alone (alone)
And I tried to find
Out if this one thing is true
That I'm nothing without you
I know better now
And I've had a change of heart

I'd rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else
I'd rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself
I'd rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Whoo-oo-oo-oo, yeah

And then I met someone
And thought she could replace you
We got along just fine
But wasted time because she was not you
We had a lot of fun
Though we knew we were faking
Love was not impressed with our connection they were all lies, all lies
So I'm here 'cause I found this one thing is true
That I'm nothing without you
I know better now
And I've had a change of heart

I'd rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else
I'd rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself
I'd rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Who holds my heart

I can't blame you if you turn away from me, like I've done you
I can only prove the things I say with time
Please be mine

I'd rather have bad times with you (please be mine)
Than good times with someone else (I know)
I'd rather be beside you in a storm (anytime)
Than safe and warm by myself (so sure, baby)
I'd rather have hard times together
Than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart (my heart)

I'd rather have bad times with you (surely)
Than good times with someone else (surely)
I'd rather be beside you in a storm (oh yeah)
Than safe and warm by myself (all by myself)
I'd rather have hard times together
Than to have it easy apart (you know it)
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart

I'd rather have the one who holds my heart




I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Whoo, who holds my heart

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Luther Vandross's song I'd Rather are a testament to the power of true love, and the realization that no one can replace the one who holds your heart. The song describes how the singer, after a breakup, tries to move on and find happiness with someone else. However, he soon realizes that no one can compare to the person he left behind. He would rather face hard times with that person than have easy times alone, and he would rather be in a storm with them than be safe and warm without them.


The song highlights the importance of companionship and the value of fighting through the tough times for the one you love. It is a reminder that true love is worth the struggle, and that even the bad times are better with the right person by your side. Ultimately, the singer realizes that he is nothing without the one he loves and would do anything to have them back.


In summary, Luther Vandross's song I'd Rather is a powerful love ballad that emphasizes the importance of true love and the value of sticking together through the good times and the bad.


Line by Line Meaning

I thought sometime alone Was what we really needed
At one point I believed that being alone was what was necessary for our relationship to flourish.


You said this time would hurt more than it helps But I couldn't see that
You warned me that being alone would hurt our relationship more than it would help, but I failed to heed your advice.


I thought it was the end Of a beautiful story And so I left the one I loved at home to be alone(alone)
I believed that our love story had come to an end, and as a result, I left the one I loved at home to be alone.


And I tried to find Out if this one thing is true That I'm nothing without you
I tried to determine if the saying 'I'm nothing without you' held any truth.


I know better now And I've had a change of heart
Now I understand better and have changed my opinion about needing to be alone.


I'd rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else I'd rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself I'd rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart I'd rather have the one who holds my heart Whoo-oo-oo-oo yeah
I would rather go through difficult times with you, than have good times with someone else. I'd rather be by your side during tough times, than be safe by myself. I don't mind going through hard times if it's with you. I'd rather be with the one who has my heart.


And then I met someone And thought she could replace you We got along just fine We wasted time because she was not you
I met someone else and believed that she could replace you. We had a decent relationship, but we wasted time together because she wasn't you.


We had a lot of fun Though we knew we were faking Love was not impressed with our connection they were all lies, all lies
We enjoyed each other's company, but deep down we knew that we were pretending. Love was not impressed with our connection because it was all fake, all fake.


So I'm here cause I found this one thing is true That I'm nothing without you I know better now And I've had a change of heart
So now I'm here, having realized that the saying 'I'm nothing without you' is accurate. I know better now and have had a change of heart.


I can't blame you if you turn away from me, like I've done you, I can only prove the things I say with time, Please be mine,
I wouldn't blame you if you turned away from me as I've done to you. However, I can only demonstrate the sincerity of my words with time. Please be mine.


I'd rather have bad times with(please be mine) you, Than good times with someone else(I know) I'd rather be beside you in a storm(anytime), Than safe and warm by myself(so sure baby) I'd rather have hard times to gether, Than to have it easy apart I'd rather have the one who holds my heart(my heart) I'd rather have bad times with you(surely), Than good times with someone else(surely) I'd rather be beside you in a storm(oh yeah), Than safe and warm by myself(all by myself) I'd rather have hard times together, Than to have it easy apart(you know it) I'd rather have the one who holds my heart I'd rather have the one who holds my heart I'd rather have the one who holds my heart Whooo who holds my heart
I would rather experience hardships with you rather than good times with someone else. I would rather be with you in a storm than alone and comfortable. I would rather face difficult circumstances with you than have an easy time apart. Most importantly, I would want to be with the one who owns my heart.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Anthony S. Crawford

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@johnleryerlano4497

I thought sometime alone
Was what we really needed
You said this time would hurt more than it helps
But I couldn't see that
I thought it was the end
Of a beautiful story
And so I left the one I loved at home to be alone(alone)
And I tried to find
Out if this one thing is true
That I'm nothing without you
I know better now
And I've had a change of heart
I'd rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else
I'd rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself
I'd rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Whoo-oo-oo-oo yeah
And then I met someone
And thought she could replace you
We got a long just fine
We wasted time because she was not you
We had a lot of fun
Though we knew we were faking
Love was not impressed with our connection they were all lies, all lies
So I'm here cause I found this one thing is true
That I'm nothing without you
I know better now
And I've had a change of heart
I'd rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else
I'd rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself
I'd rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Who holds my heart
I can't blame you if you turn away from me, like I've done you,
I can only prove the things I say with time,
Please be mine,
I'd rather have bad times with(please be mine) you,
Than good times with someone else(I know)
I'd rather be beside you in a storm(anytime),
Than safe and warm by myself(so sure baby)
I'd rather have hard times to gether,
Than to have it easy apart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart(my heart)
I'd rather have bad times with you(surely),
Than good times with someone else(surely)
I'd rather be beside you in a storm(oh yeah),
Than safe and warm by myself(all by myself)
I'd rather have hard times together,
Than to have it easy apart(you know it)
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
I'd rather have the one who holds my heart
Whooo who holds my heart



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March 2024.. still listening..
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ME

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I'd rather have the Lord than the World He holds my heart ❤️

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