yeah yeah, you mock
I've been struggling to identify what's wrong with the song for ages, and I think I've got it cracked:
* it's lyrically unimaginative
* Blunt's voice has no more range than a boiling kettle
* Blunt's voice is weird (there's something quite audibly wrong with the way he yaps out "You're BEAUTiful, You're BEAUTiful...")
Then I learnt something about JB that got me to crack what's really wrong with that song. Blunt used to be in the army (and full respect to him for that), and that got me thinking. That's not a song at all. It's a military report on observed heartache:
- Man sees girl
- Man loves girl
- Girl doesn't love man
- Man's heart broken
- the end
Report finished at 0-800 hours.
And so the real reason that song doesn't gel, IMHO, is because although it's a song about passion, it is completely devoid any, and scared to touch the very emotion it's discussing with any true level of feeling. It's a phoney-feeling song...it's emotion acted or observed rather than felt. I just think It's kinda fraudulent.
That aside, Christmas was ace