Nate Ruess - Brightside 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
La la la
La la la
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
La la la
La la la
La la la

And look at you
And look at you
And look at you
And look at you





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Nate Ruess Brightside Comments
  1. Yosua Perdinan

    La La La again La La La again La La La and crying

  2. Quang Huy Ngô

    People who press the dislike button thought it was the download button.
    Anyways. Nate is still my most favourite.

  3. braydon

    This song is just beautiful. This whole album is beautiful.

  4. Funny scene and Preview Anime ever

    This guy is a god artist that deserve more ATTENTION hope you come back

  5. Polli Mx

    The soundtrack of my life. 😭

  6. ลวัม เออดีน

    Why U Take The Long Way Home , Nate?
    We Just Wanted Something Remember You By!

  7. Emerson Freybler

    The "Lourve"... haha. Fueled should check their typos ;)

  8. alfi syachrin

    We miss you nateb

  9. Livingstón

    Since the first Format ep, it's been Nate. And then all the rest.

  10. Don Badato

    What's Carlyle and Lourve?

  11. NovaComputing

    Anyone know why he keeps saying look at you at the end?

  12. vivian ouya

    2018 gang?
    Thank you for the soulful music Nate!❤
    So much love from Kenya😍😍

  13. Lauren Rockwell

    I don’t understand why this song isn’t big

  14. Dalbirmasih Masih

    Love you nate

  15. Robert Daris

    I guess you'll move back down to that hole in Vegas huh so you can go back to the Antarctica where you come from and the probably take Janet Airlines and that ion gun in the moon right good luck when you try to burn us cuz we're going to come back don't get that moon so far out in the solar system you'll never see it again writing to a quasar

  16. 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...)

    Matt Cruse

    Only you I guess

  17. Ana Hermosillo

    2018? i loooveeee hiimmmm

  18. Liam Perkins

    I'm gonna be a grand romantic when I grow up, 👔

  19. Javi Torres

    Nate ruess you the best song ever romantic relationship with between you and l people love

  20. Cinthya Samantha Narvaez Pelaez

    valen tres hectáreas de bosque quemadas...... No importa cuanta crítica, que pieza musical *_*

  21. Katelyn

    Sounds like it should be in a god damn Disney movie

  22. Cami Bull

    Any 2017 people?

  23. Jonathan Hdezcastro

    Grandiosa cancion

  24. GM Roger

    All I hear is "Bye bye lil' Sebastian, miss you in the saddest fashion"...

  25. chelseaaa 2000

    "look achoo"haha it sounds like he sneezing love nate so much

  26. Løner Squad

    I love your music. I have been a fan since the start. I WANT YOUR ALBUM SO BAD. But sadly my dad doesn't buy it. : (

  27. MARLEY SCHWEIGER

    Nate, I heard in an interview that you and Sam are gonna make another Format album:) The Format is my favorite band and it makes me happy you're getting back together

  28. my homie please do another poo please

    There is literally nothing I dislike about this song. The lyrics, background music, Nate's voice and everything else is just perfect.

  29. Jake Espedido

    mickey mouse?

  30. my homie please do another poo please

    0:53 Well, you were young

  31. Baptiste Bauer

    What does Lourve mean?

    A Sea Oasis

    http://www.louvre.fr/en

  32. Alexx Soliss

    "look at you" what the fuck man..

  33. trip tamine

    i played this along with radio by lana del rey and sounded pretty celestial

  34. LivGalaxy191

    PIKACHU

  35. JingYi Teo

    Not gonna lie, I thought the tittle said "backside" for like 10 whole seconds. I'm so sorry Nate.

    OMSqueee

    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 backside
    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 backside
    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
    And look at you
    And look at you
    And look at you

    That's- that's amazing

    LivGalaxy191

    JingYi Teo, you just made my day

  36. Frxst Irxn

    I was emotional af and than when the "And look at you" part came I died laughing

    Rawov Un Lupin

    Katherine _And look a' chu_

    Robert Capshaw

    Katherine 9

    Ester Gonzalez

    Honestly same I couldn't take that part seriouslyXD

  37. OMSqueee

    Nate better be on the brightside when the baby comes.

    OMSqueee

    He better be on the brightside now-

  38. shrutik kupekar

    did fun break up?

    Alex Smith

    shrutik kupekar No, they are taking a hiatus

  39. Lungelo Zondi

    plz plz danm you how could u make me fall inlove with a song this much .... danm look at u

  40. Dear Studio Audience

    "I never meant to set the world on fire." OH REALLY NATE??? BECAUSE IF I REMEMBER PROPERLY YOU SAID, "SO LET'S SET THE WORLD ON FIRE." NATE, WHAT IS THE TRUTH??

    Seon Gates

    😂😂😂😂

    louis van Mal

    mijne
    nina

    iMrGalaxy

    He also said "When you were young" coneccting the song even more.

    Javi _3pb

    AMÉRICA IS BRAKE

    IRG

    Thank you for sharing your take on it.

  41. lover张艺兴

    Pikachu!

    Meycilia Putri

    LOL! :D my mom also say like that when she listen this song :D

  42. Ama no

    he should try sing living to the sunlight. (dont mind me. im just passing through)

  43. Ivonne Mata

    You are my eternal crush 😍💘

  44. Eduardo Ribas

    Que música linda! parabéns , sou seu fã brother!

    Yara Gonçalves

    Eduardo Ribas finalmente um br

  45. Jorge palmera

    I'm a huge fan.

  46. zek

    Was Nate sick while singing this?




    "And look ACHOO!!!!"

  47. Marcymite M

    Oh look a shoe.

  48. Jade Montpetit

    I love this song ! his voice just keeps getting better and better!!good job nate !! 😀

  49. D n

    Love this song until Nate literally becomes a Disney princess and says Look At You a whole bunch.

  50. Eyup Atasoy

    Pikachuu

  51. Jonathan Diaz

    This song is so making my mind wonder. am way too into this song from the instrumentals to the lyrics just perfect.

  52. jamthebread boi

    Do a song with tøp please

    aggy

    Da boi 🙏 YES

  53. 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

    Which song is that?

    Kamen Raider117

    Java Bain Take your time coming home

    Kamen Raider117

    Kinda thought that was obvious

    Java Bain

    I'm not familiar with his earlier stuff.

  54. Java Bain

    After finding out the meaning and listening to this song again I have a lot of ache in my heart.

  55. Evan Dolajak

    Everyone is getting the " set the world on fire" reference, but in the second verse, he says "when we were young," which I believe is another reference to that song, saying his mindset is not who he was when he wrote "We Are Young "

    kitty mollykitty

    Evan Dolajak there’s also references to the song out on the town all over

  56. Barbara Bogdán

    this was freaking deep

  57. Chelsey Bolden

    where is this image from? is it the album cover? id like to see the full image

    Iasmin Rocha

    Yes. It's the album cover!

  58. Devon Hovey

    He is the deepest song writer.

  59. Pretzel Man

    The " And Look at you!" Is so cute :D

    OMSqueee

    What... the hell are you talking about-

  60. Osvaldo Gonzalez

    nate cmon mexico please

  61. Froy Destroy

    i think i heard a little pikachu over there..

    yassine bougacha

    Froy Lan hahahah it was look at you

  62. wow this name gets cu

    I need someone to make this sung by Kermit the Frog.

  63. Hikikomori

    His voice... he's an angel

  64. Neon Paradigm

    this song is beautiful, a meaning that may be interpreted in many ways. I see it as a relationship that had gone wrong. not purposely but rather because of emotional differences or problems

  65. SR da Zueira

    las merrore del muendo

  66. Julius Steven

    I can't think of any other person that could do this song better than Nate. His voice, the music and emotional lyrics it's just simply superb. The first time I heard this song, it sent chills down my spine

    Dandy Ortiz

    mikky ekko; )

  67. Nick Lounsbury

    I cant go to sleep because of this album

  68. Nick Lounsbury

    I never meant to set the world on fire!!! You light my fire reference!!!

  69. pummichell

    Thanks for share all these beautiful songs with lyrics. You have a great talent and such a beautiful voice, i'll be glad to support your work~

  70. MortaL GT

    whats "and look at you!" mean?

  71. Tadd max

    perfect album

  72. neuron55

    I want Fun. back, One Foot, Carry On, songs like that!

  73. Abaratarat

    I love this whole album, but every time he says "look at you!" all I hear is "look-a-chu!" like pikachu XD

    cynthia claire

    hahaha lol

    Javi _3pb

    OMG 100% the same

    Princess SarahEevie

    My mom called this song "The Pikachu Song" because Look at you sounds like Pikachu to her. God I love my mom.

  74. Fans Galore, LLC

    Hope this is the next single. By far my favorite Nate Ruess song!

  75. Isabella Blackburn

    Brightside: "I never meant to set the world on fire"

    We Are Young: "so let's set the world on fire"

    Ummm

    Premetheus

    +Isabella Blackburn This was intentional... I think it more relates to fame than actual flames :P

    FostyTheSnoMan

    OMG two lyrics are the almost same in like 40 songs, how... this is a conspiracy

  76. Finnatic333

    Decided to finally listen to the whole album and all I can say is....the feels. This album is so perfect and it's now the soundtrack of my life. Nate is a magical musical genius that astounds me every time! Thank you Nate for sharing your awesomeness and can't wait to hear more 😍👍🏻

  77. Diki Gurung

    This is so touching and beautiful.

  78. Fans Galore, LLC

    There's no way he could of ended this album any better, It's perfect. Great job Nate!

    Kat TheFanEnthusiast

    @Alexsander Mark III
    The end, and the "and look at you!" part. However, that's just my opinion.

    Fans Galore, LLC

    @Kat Fan Hampton Bay Landmark Plus Cane Blades That part is a little strange, but other than that it's a great song. @Nate Ruess Thank you for the song!

    Kat TheFanEnthusiast

    @***** Huh?

    Fans Galore, LLC

    @***** That makes total sense. Are you also a Nate Ruess fan?

    Fans Galore, LLC

    That's good! I also am a fan of him too. His voice is perfect. I was excited when Grand Romantic came out.

  79. Katarina Georgijevic

    This song punched me in the feels

  80. Allie F

    This song is so beautiful. I love it.

  81. Eienat

    🌸💗

  82. Bavelle Mabena

    WishFul thinking! Weird how i found this song touching yesterday and today i just wish it could end. Emotions.. a funny thing! it is a cool song..

  83. 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.

    Kodie

    +Malachi Harding i agree

    Seon Gates

    😭😂😂

    Lisa

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

    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

    Mathematical Genius

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

  84. Liam J Foster

    The chorus is so nice in this song.

  85. Damaris NA

    The "I never meant to set the world on fire" part reminds me so much of Some Nights and it's just all the feels, am I the only one?

  86. VeteranPendragon

    This song is truly beautiful, even made me tear a bit ;) The way I see it, the speaker is either regretful, looking back on his life or is dead, wishing with he could undo his actions or be alive with his beloved. Amazing work as always Nate.

    Orion

    VeteranPendragon Nate wrote this as if he were dead.

  87. ThefrypodiPod

    On my third time going through the album

    Liam J Foster

    @ThefrypodiPod Only your third? X'D I think I should listen to something else now... But I won't.

  88. Narisa Maulida

    Whats wrong with the look at you sound ahahahha

  89. 林薔

    love this song so much

  90. Sergio González

    Good music that your songs are my favorite thank you for all that great music ... nate ruess

  91. KdSk Show

    This sounds just like a song from a Disney animated movie, which is not an insult

    Trevor Keith

    @LJ Productions It should be an insult.

    Kelli Hale

    It kinda reminds me of this one movie....A troll in central park.... I think that's what its called

    Java Bain

    +Kelli Hale (Keloz) I LOVE that movie.

  92. Sara Perilli

    It's beautiful **

  93. CM VM

    Nate, eres tan precioso *-*

  94. Addison Jadwin

    Amazing

  95. Mads :

    All the old videos are gone on this channel:( but this song is still beautiful

  96. Taylor Beckett

    Damn it Nate... you did it again :,( :)

  97. TioFaLoPa

    Un saludo a la gente Hispanohablante

    Camila Araujo

    Saludos :D