Song Lyric Sunday #28

What do I have in my archives in response to Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge which is Brain/Mind/Think. What about So Beautiful by James Morrison?

James Morrison [Catchpole] (1984 – ) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Midlands. In 2006, his debut single “You Give Me Something” became a hit in Europe, Australia, Japan and Iran, peaking in the top five in the UK and claiming the No. 1 spot in New Zealand. His debut album, Undiscovered, debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart. In 2007, Morrison won the Brit Award for Best British Male.

In 2008, Morrison released his second album, Songs for You, Truths for Me, which entered the top five in the UK as well as topping the Irish Albums Chart. Songs for You, Truths for Me featured the top 10 singles “You Make It Real” and his critically acclaimed collaboration with Nelly Furtado titled “Broken Strings”. Morrison has also written songs for numerous other artists, such as Demi Lovato, Olly Murs, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken. He’s even written a No 1 hit in Italy for Italian singer Marco Carta.

So Beautiful is the third track on his fifth studio album You’re Stronger Than You Know, released by Stanley Park Records in March 2019. It’s about finally recognizing the importance of a person in your life, romantic-wise which is kind of appropriate on today, of all days isn’t it?

Coincidentalty, the track So Beautiful was co-written almost ten years with Gary Barlow, the lead singer of fellow British musical act Take That, yet the themes being discussed through the words as well as the deeply affecting chords building throughout the tune render this song as relevant today as it was ten years ago, and possibly for all of eternity as well.

Lyrics: So Beautiful

Seventeen, way too young for love
But I couldn’t think of nothing else
I got mine, I never gave anything away
I was just thinking of myself
All the times you said you’d love me
I never gave you my reply
Had a dream it was over
And I woke up with a pain inside
And I didn’t tell you and I don’t know why, why, why
‘Cause you’re so beautiful, so beautiful, so beautiful to me
And you’re everything that I’d ever need
It was a shame I couldn’t see
And now that I’ve told you
I feel so free
‘Cause you’re so beautiful to me
Times moved on, I’m much older
I guess I’ve learned from my mistakes
For the first time
I think I know who I am
And I’m sorry that I made you mad, baby
‘Cause you’re so beautiful, so beautiful, so beautiful to me
And you’re everything that I’d ever need
It was a shame I couldn’t see
And now that I’ve told you
I feel so free
‘Cause you’re so beautiful, so beautiful to me
And if you leave me now, I won’t be surprised
If you stay, well, I’ll no longer hide
‘Cause you’re so beautiful, so beautiful, so beautiful to me
And you’re everything that I’d ever need
It was a shame I couldn’t see
And now that I’ve told you
I feel so free
‘Cause you’re so beautiful
You’re so, so beautiful to me
To me
To me
To me
To me
To me
To me
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: James Neil Morrison / Steve Mac / Gary Barlow
So Beautiful lyrics © Rokstone Music

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

3 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday #28

  1. this song is great! I love james morrison, especially the song he did with nellie fertato or however you spell her name, which was called, broken strings!

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