I Choose You
Sara Bareilles Lyrics


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Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes
I'll unfold before you
Would have strung together
The very first words of a lifelong love letter
Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
You
I choose
You, yeah

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me
And everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
You
I choose
You

We are not perfect we'll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes I will prove my love to you
I am not scared of the elements I am underprepared
But I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You, yeah
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
You
I choose
You





I choose
You

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles speaks about the transformative power of love, and the joy and hope that comes with finding the person you truly love. The first lines of the song, "Let the bough break, let it come down crashing / Let the sun fade out to a dark sky," create a sense of chaos and uncertainty that is a part of life. However, the lyrics then transition to the idea that the light in your partner's eyes can be a source of comfort and guidance in these difficult times. The lines "I can't say I'd even notice it was absent / 'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes" conveys that the love and presence of a partner can be enough to make everything else fade away.


The chorus of the song, "Tell the world that we finally got it all right / I choose you / I will become yours and you will become mine / I choose you," is an ode to the love and devotion the singer has for their partner. It represents the commitment to each other, promising to always choose each other no matter what. Even in times when things aren't perfect or mistakes are made, love will persist and triumph. The ending line, "I choose you," repeats twice, adding emphasis to the strength of this commitment.


Overall, "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles is a moving love song that speaks of the beauty and power of love. It reminds us that love can transform even the darkest moments and that there is hope in finding the right person to weather life's storms with.


Line by Line Meaning

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Even if everything falls apart, I'll never leave you.


Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
Nothing in this world could ever dim the light you bring into my life.


I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
Without you, everything else would be meaningless.


'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes
Your love is enough to sustain me through anything.


I'll unfold before you
I will open myself up completely and be vulnerable with you.


Would have strung together
If there were words to convey how much I love you, I would use them all.


The very first words of a lifelong love letter
Our love story has just begun and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.


Tell the world that we finally got it all right
Our love is real and we won't hide it from anyone.


I choose
I am making a conscious decision to love you now and forever.


You
You are the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.


I will become yours and you will become mine
We belong together and will always be there for each other.


We are not perfect we'll learn from our mistakes
We will make mistakes, but together we will grow and learn from them.


And as long as it takes I will prove my love to you
No matter how long it takes, I will always love and cherish you.


I am not scared of the elements I am underprepared
I may not know what the future holds, but I am not afraid to face it with you by my side.


But I am willing
I am willing to do whatever it takes to make our love last.


And even better
The best part of my life is that I get to spend it with you.


I get to be the other half of you
We complete each other and I am grateful for that every day.


I choose
Once again, I am making the choice to love you and be with you forever.


You
I choose you, above all else.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jason Blynn, Pete Harper, Sara Bareilles

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@garvitasingh7260

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
'Cause I could live by the light in your eyes
I'll unfold before you
Would have strung together
The very first words of a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
you
I choose
You, yeah

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me that you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me
And everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
You
I choose
You

We are not perfect we'll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes I will prove my love to you
I am not scared of the elements I am underprepared,
But I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose
You, yeah
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose
You
I choose
You

I choose
You



All comments from YouTube:

@cingnote

We did it! We got married! #themotals What an amazing year! Thank you for everything :)
- Chelsea and Matt

@dhatrisindhura6434

That's so cute!!!such a wonderful proposal....congrats

@ethanmarquardt6537

What was it like getting to meet sara baraillies and congrats

@chelseaspann458

+Dhatri Sindhura Thank you so much!!!

@chelseaspann458

+Ethan Marquardt She such a sweet and normal and funny lovely person! It was incredible. It did not feel real, that's for sure!

@chelseaspann458

+Eternal Energy Aw, that's so nice!

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@JohnDoe-xz4bs

Sara deserves more. She is such a talented musician. Her music is everything.

@Jadethebrave

It seems in order to become more you have to sell your soul....guaranteed if she becomes super famous her music and personality will change. She will be dancing in booty shorts with an auto tuned backing track lol.....I just hope she has a happy successful career without everything else that come with being in the business.

@wdrumz

Jadethebrave The Illuminati better NOT get her soul. She is a great musician and person. That was a very humbling thing of her to do probably without pay too. Wouldn't surprise me if she was Christian. ^_^

@somewhereovertherainbow806

***** the illuminati doesnt exist anymore (to me anyway) and if your wondering about the dark horse music video, the theme is Egyptian so dont worry...

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