James Blunt Says: “You are Beautiful” Is Actually a Stalker Anthem
In a new interview with AOL Build, Blunt breaks down the lyrics, saying, “It is a few guy who’s high as a f****ng kite on medication within the subway stalking somebody 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.”
Released in 2004, “You are Beautiful” rose to the highest of the United States. charts and enjoyed frequent, if not overplayed, rotation on radio stations across the country. The song’s seemingly romantic lyrics also became a favorite at weddings.
But despite the song sounding like everybody favorite ballad, an easy reading of the lyrics build things pretty obvious. “Yes, she caught my eye / As we walked on by / She could see from my face that i was / F***in’ high / and i do not think that I will see her again.”
In the interview, Blunt acknowledges that he knows audiences were sick of the song. And in his new single, “Love me better” he even name-drops the runaway hit that created him famous in the 1st place, singing, “Would have said you are beautiful / however I have used that line before.”