“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt is getting a fair bit of airplay on Radio 2 at the moment. It seemed like a pleasant enough song to me, until Dad pointed something out. Now I can’t hear it without getting irritated. Here’s the first verse:
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.
Sounds ok so far, right? Here’s the chorus:
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 won’t? I thought you had a plan? Maybe it comes later in the song…Nope, nothing. Wait, you didn’t say that just for the rhyme, did you? I think you did. That’s so very annoying, you know.
Me? Picky? Don’t know what you mean.