Brightside
Nate Ruess Lyrics


Why'd you take the long way home?
I watched you walk slow past my window
Is that what you did it for?
I think it's best you left me alone
You know I'm bound to make you cry
From up here I can see the Carlyle
I can see the Louvre shining in your eyes
I never meant to set the world on fire
Just wanted something you'd remember me by
But now I wish that I was on the bright side
These friends of mine could spend the whole night dreaming
While you're holding me tight under the moonlight
Just you and I, we'll lead a new life singing
La la la

You know, I think it says a lot
That I could wake myself up from this dream
Grab the things that are most dear to me
And although I could have loved you better
I had to get the fuck out of the bed
Cause there's just something about you my love
Something in the way you comb your hair
And fall apart at the seams
When you were young I used to throw you down
You'd show me how it feels to feel

Oh God, I wish that I was on the bright side
These friends of mine could spend the whole night dreaming
While you're holding me tight under the moonlight
Just you and me, babe, we'll spend our whole lives singing
La la la

And look at you

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JEFF BHASKER, ROGER MANNING, NATE RUESS, EMILE HAYNIE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Petra Briseno

"And Lick-at-chu"! OML WHY??? this was too funny!












I thought it was so funny I actually looked in the mirror and said "LUk aT Choo!" like if you've done it. ( we have all done it...)



All comments from YouTube:

Addison M

"So let's set the world on fire!" We Are Young by fun. (2011)
"I never meant to set the world on fire." Brightside by Nate Ruess (2015)

Nate, don't lie to us.

Mathematical Genius

Lol, I was thinking the same thing! Like didn't you just say the opposite in the other song?

GM Roger

If you pick on stealing song lyrics you must have confused Fun with Ink Spots and their "I don't want to set the world on fire"... only a couple decades difference

Lisa

He has stated many of times that he loves referencing old song titles and lyrics in new ones.

Seon Gates

😭😂😂

Finneas Fermon

+Malachi Harding i agree

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Tess Glasgow

"Why did you take the long way home?"
But Nate, 6 years ago you told me to take my time coming home

Java Bain

I'm not familiar with his earlier stuff.

Kamen Raider117

Kinda thought that was obvious

Kamen Raider117

Java Bain Take your time coming home

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