Song Lyric Sunday 20th June

Jim Adams is our host for the Song Lyric Sunday challenge. This week he’s set the theme of Brutal, Cruel, Frenzy, Savage, Violent suggested by Melanie.
Having read some of the other contributions and most along the same original lines as me, I am turning it on its head today and going with one of my favourite tracks from Savage Garden.

From WIKI:

So Beautiful” is a pop song written by Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hayes and Robert Conley. In 2005, the song was released as a single as a part of the promotion of the greatest hits album Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden, a band that Hayes was part of until their split in 2001. Hayes was credited on the release as “Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden)”.
The song was written for Hayes’s boyfriend Richard Cullen, whom he married in a civil partnership ceremony in London on 19 June 2006. The song peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. It reached number 8 in Darren Hayes’ native Australia. The single itself features a different version of the song that did not feature on the album, produced by Robert Conley. This version resembles Hayes’s solo work more than the album version does, which sounds more like Savage Garden’s work. The single version of the song contains a different introduction and a slightly faster tempo. The album version also appears in edited form on the UK maxi single as “Spike’s Radio Edit” and is the version used for the video. It was produced by Mark “Spike” Stent.

Lyrics courtesy metrolyrics.com

Whether I’m right or wrong
There’s no phrase that hits
Like an ocean needs the sand
Or a dirty old shoe that fits

And if all the world was perfect
I would only ever want to see your scars
You know they can have their universe
We’ll be in the dirt designing stars

And darlin’, you know
That you make me feel so beautiful
Nowhere else in the world I wanna be
You make me feel so beautiful

Whether I’m up or down
There’s no crowd to please
I’m like a faith without a clause
To believe in it

And if all the world was smiling
I would only ever want to see your frown
You know they can sail away in sunsets
We’ll be right here stranded on the ground
Just happy to be found

You make me feel so beautiful
Nowhere else in the world I wanna be
You make me feel so beautiful

I have lost my illusions, I have drowned in your words
I have left my confusion to a cynical world
I am throwing myself at things I don’t understand
Discover enlightenment holding your hand

You are
So beautiful

Yeah, darlin’, you know
That you make me feel so beautiful
Nowhere else in the world I wanna be
Yeah, you make me feel, yeah, you know, so beautiful

Yeah, darlin’, you know
That you make me feel so beautiful
Nowhere else in the world I wanna be
You make me feel so beautiful

Yeah, darlin’, you know
That you make me feel so beautiful
Nowhere else in the world I wanna be
You make me feel so beautiful

Yeah, darlin’, you know
You are beautiful, you, you are
You are so beautiful

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 20th June

  1. willowdot21 says:

    What a great choice Di💜💜

  2. I really like that line in this song, “Like an ocean needs the sand”, as even the ocean can feel lonely and need to meet someone in their life. I would say that this son is so beautiful, but I am certain that somebody else has already said that.

  3. I thought of using Savage Garden instead of a lyric too, but just went for something less violent instead ☺️ You did good Di 👍

  4. aisasami says:

    Like the song’s title says, this song is so beautiful. Didn’t know he had a solo career.

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