According To James Blunt, You’re Beautiful Isn’t Romantic, It’s Creepy AF

Read the lyrics and decide for yourself.

James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful was a massive hit in 2003. You’ll remember because it was played on every radio station, in every club and in shopping centres across the country for far too long.

Chances are you drunkenly sang this song to your bestie, or had a boyfriend serenade you with it in the pub, but here’s the thing: far from being a romantic little ditty, the song is actually super, duper creepy.

That’s coming from James Blunt himself, who’s opened up about his biggest hit.


“Everyone goes, ‘Ah, he’s so romantic. I want You’re Beautiful as my wedding song.’ These people are f*cked up,” he told Huffington Post.

“You get labelled with these things like, ‘Oh, James Blunt. Isn’t he just a soft romantic?’ Well, f*ck that. No, I’m not.

“You’re Beautiful is not this soft romantic f*cking song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a f*cking kite on drugs in the subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv.”

Still not convinced? Here’s the lyrics:

My life is brilliant
My life is brilliant
My love is pure
I saw an angel
Of that I’m sure
She smiled at me on the subway
She was with another man
But I won’t lose no sleep on that
‘Cause I’ve got a plan

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
I saw your face in a crowded place
And I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I’ll never be with you

Yes, she caught my eye
As we walked on by
She could see from my face that I was,
Fuckin’ high
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again
But we shared a moment that will last till the end

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
I saw your face in a crowded place
And I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I’ll never be with you

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful, it’s true
There must be an angel with a smile on her face
When she thought up that I should be with you
But it’s time to face the truth
I will never be with you

Yep, we’ll never think of this song in the same way again.

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