"I Wish That I Was Beautiful For You" as written by and Darren Hanlon....
I wish that I was beautiful for you
I wish that I inspired tiny fireworks inside the way you do
So delicately made
A prayer left unprayed
Before the morning sky fades
Up to blue
And I wish that I was beautiful for you

I wish that somehow I could find a pill
For a quick fix modern tonic that would change me with one swallow I would kill
Watch folks line up to pay
Stare at me all day
But I'd turn them all away
If that be thy will
One tiny little innocuous pill

But a wish is just a pin
In a swimming pool of needles
If for one night you need the room
I wish to be your tomb
You can lie in me

Is it possible I've other things you need
But to be worthy of a single page out of one of those magazines you read
As glossy as a mirror
But mirrors never lie
They're difficult on the eye
It's true
And I wish that I was beautiful for you

I dreamed that we were traveling on a bus
Speeding along an unnamed plain towards somewhere and nowhere there was us
Our hands lay useless in our laps
Like beetles on their backs

We came to a stretch of road where a fire
Had burned the edges all along it looked as though the highway wore eyeliner
You kissed me by surprise
When I opened my eyes
You'd turned into some old guy
I screamed
But don't forget of all these things I've only dreamed

If for one night you need the room
I will be your tomb
You can lie in me


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"I Wish That I Was Beautiful for You" as written by Darren Hanlon

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    General CommentWhen you feel far less than beautiful, often in relationships you find yourself wishing you could be beautiful for the person you love, because you see your partner as breathtaking. Sometimes it's hard to accept the fact someone you find so wonderful could want you when you feel so ugly yourself.

    His voice captures that whole feeling so well, as do the lyrics themselves. The tinkly bits throughout the song are so wonderful!
    delialon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo comments?

    Beautiful song. Shits all over 'punks not dead'.

    "I wish that I inspired tiny fireworks inside the way you do
    So delicately made"
    Is the most wonderful line from the song.

    Makes me think of a certain someone. And just stuff in general.
    !!**!!on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMmyeah the lyrics in this song are superb.

    "I dreamed that we were travelling on a bus
    Speeding along an unnamed plain towards somewhere and nowhere there was us
    Our hands lay useless in our laps
    Like beetles on their backs"

    What a beautiful verse.
    LukeBon April 08, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningAs delial was getting at "you find so wonderful could want you when you feel so ugly yourself" is pretty much the overlaying meaning of the song.

    When you are so in love with someone you practically warship their existance. They "inspire fireworks" (or intense feelings inside of you). He wishes that he was a better person equal to that if which adornment he places on his love. "to be worthy of one single page out of one of those magazines you read"--a feeling of insignifcance.

    The beauty in the song isn't so much physical appearance as an overall exceptional quality of a person. An inner beauty formulated through an intense love.

    Only thing I'm not complete sure about is near the end the 'dream about the bus'... the lyrics are beautiful but I don't really undestand the significance of dreaming that the woman he loved turned into something he didnt.

    If I had to take a stab I would guess that the man is worshiping the woman from afar, is close, but she probably doesn't know how he feels because he is feeling too insignificant to engage her. Which could be why he has to dream about her.
    Airman1415on July 02, 2009   Link

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