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
Who doesn't remember this song? This seven-year-old James Blunt's pop classic, also 21st Century's most saccharine romantic and deeply passionate number for many – is definitely hard to forget. It is tough to get over young Blunt singing about that peculiarly beautiful moment when he realised he was in love with a stranger on public transport due to her undeniable beauty.
That being said, the 43-year-old crooner recently opened up to the Huffington Post about the song's true meaning and it is going to make you cringe, to say the least.
'Everyone goes, 'Ah, he's so romantic. I want 'You're Beautiful' as my wedding song.' These people are f*cked up,' he said.
Blunt was pretty damn blunt about it.
You get labeled 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.
In several past interviews, Blunt has supposedly confessed that “You’re Beautiful” became annoying. It played on the radio far too much for his own good. It has been a more than a decade since it first released and he explained that he was “really lucky” to sing something people actually love.
He told The Huffington Post,
But too much of a good thing turns into a bad thing eventually, and it got a lot of airplay, and it doesn’t take much to work out that kind of thing. I love hamburgers, but if you give me a hamburger for every meal I’m gonna tire of it. Is it an annoying song? No, it’s not, unless it’s shoved down your fucking throat a shitload.
Well, this hasn't really changed my feelings towards the song I fell in love with for the very first time. So, here it is.