"Beautiful" as written by and Mark/rothery Kelly....
Everybody knows that we live in a world
Where they give bad names to beautiful things
Everybody knows that we live in a world
Where we don't give beautiful things a second glance

Heaven only knows that we live in a world
Where what we call beautiful is just something on sale
People laughing behind their hands
While the fragile and the sensitive are given no chance

And the leaves turn from red to brown
To be trodden down
To be trodden down

And the leaves turn from red to brown
Fall to the ground
Fall to the ground

We don't have to live in a world
Where we give bad names to beautiful things
We should live in a beautiful world
We should give beautiful a second chence

And the leaves fall from red to brown
To be trodden down
To be trodden down
And the leaves turn green to red to brown
Fall to the ground
And get kicked around

You strong enough to be..
Have you the faith to be..
Have you the courage to be..
Honest enough to say..

Don't have to be the same..
Don't have to be this way
Come on and sign your name
You wild enough to remain beautiful?
Beautiful

All the leaves turn from red to brown
To be trodden down
Trodden down
And all we fall green to red to brown
Fall to the ground
To be kicked around

You strong enough to be..
Why don't you stand up and say
Give yourself a break
They laugh at you anyway
So why don't you stand up and be
Beautiful.


Lyrics submitted by BitterBosh

"Beautiful" as written by Mark Kelly Steven Thomas Rothery

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a truly uplifting song, the basic message being something along the lines of "dont judge a book by it's cover".
    Phoenix935on October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the only post-Fish era song from Marillion I really really like. It's inspiring and uplifting, while being simple and - well - beautiful at the same time, without being overly corny or cheesy at all.
    The thought of being compared with a tree isn't quite so flattering, but "Beautiful" seems to turn it into an amazing compliment, no matter who you are.
    I love this song. It's definately a "don't judge a book by it's cover" song, and definately one of the best one's I've heard. I don't think I'll ever get sick of this song.
    Tarutoon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe title of this song is perfectly fitting; see, when a song is called "beautiful", do you expect it to be beautiful? Nay, you expect it to be the most terrible, ugly, horrible song ever to plague music. And that's exactly what this song is. If I didn't know any better I would think that this song was by some lesbian band like *NSYNC or the Backstreet Girls. Fortunately, I have the brain power to KNOW that those bands could only dream of sucking this hard.
    ashowofhandson June 14, 2008   Link

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