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Beside You is a song recorded by Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was written by Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Christian Lo Russo and Joel Chapman and production was handled by Joel Chapman, Louis Schoorl and John Feldmann. The song was released on 7 December, 2012, as the third track on their second EP, Somewhere New.

This song was also made available as the seventh track of their debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer. It is also available as the fifth track on the LiveSOS album.

Critical ReceptionEdit

On July 22, 2014 in a track-by-track Billboard review, writer Jason Lipshutz stated: "5SOS's debut album has clearly entered its contemplative stretch, as "Beside You" follows "Everything I Didn't Say" as another dead-serious mid-tempo ballad about longing to be next to somebody you miss. "Beside You" is more successful in pairing Luke Hemmings' yearning vocals with a soaring melody, and the words aren't clumsy enough to slow down the singer's momentum." [1]

LyricsEdit

Calum:
Within a minute I was all packed up
I've got a ticket to another world
I don't wanna go
I don't wanna go
Silent words are hard to speak
When your thoughts are all I see
Don't ever leave, she said to me

Luke:
When we both fall asleep, underneath the same sky
To the beat of our hearts at the same time
So close but so far away
(Can you hear me?)

She sleeps alone
My heart wants to come home
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you
She lies awake
I'm trying to find the words to say
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you

Calum:
Another day, and I'm somewhere new
I made a promise that I'll come home soon
Bring me back, bring me back to you

Luke:
When we both wake up underneath the same sun
Time stops, I wish that I could rewind
So close but so far away

She sleeps alone
My heart wants to come home
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you
She lies awake
I'm trying to find the words to say
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you

There are pieces of us both
Under every city light
And they're shining as we fade into the night

Calum:
She sleeps alone
My heart wants to come home
I wish I was, I wish I was

Luke:
She sleeps alone
My heart wants to come home
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you
She lies awake
I'm trying to find the words to say
I wish I was, I wish I was
Beside you

She lies awake
Beside you
I wish I was, I wish I was

Calum:
She sleeps alone
My heart wants to come home
I wish I was, I wish I was

Audio Edit

SpotifyEdit

VideoEdit

Somewhere New
December 7, 2012 • 17:08 • Capitol Records
Songs
Standard Edition UnpredictableOut of My LimitBeside YouGotta Get Out
Tour
N/A
5 Seconds of Summer
June 15, 2018 • 37:07 • Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records
Songs
Standard Album She Looks So PerfectDon't StopGood GirlsKiss Me Kiss Me18Everything I Didn't SayBeside YouEnd Up HereLong Way HomeHeartbreak GirlEnglish Love AffairAmnesia
Deluxe Album Social CasualtyNever BeVoodoo Doll
Target Exclusive Tomorrow Never DiesIndependence DayClose As StrangersOut of My Limit
Itunes Exclusive Greenlight
Alternative Tracks Lost Boy (Australia and New Zealand)Mrs All American (North American)
Tour
Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour
LiveSOS
December 15, 2014 • 52:20 • Capitol Records & Hi or Hey Records
Songs
Physical Edition 18Out of My LimitDisconnectedAmnesiaBeside YouEverything I Didn't SayLong Way HomeHeartache On The Big ScreenAmerican IdiotTeenage DreamGood GirlsWhat I Like About YouEnd Up HereShe Looks So PerfectWhat I Like About You (Studio Version)Pizza (Hidden Track)
iTunes Edition Kiss Me Kiss Me
Target Deluxe Edition Don't Stop
Tour
N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. billboard.com - Track-by-Track review