"Beneath Your Beautiful" as written by Mike Posner, Timothy Mckenzie and Emeli Sande....
You tell all the boys "No"
Makes you feel good, yeah.
I know you're out of my league
But that won't scare me away, oh, no

You've carried on so long,
You couldn't stop if you tried it.
You've built your wall so high
That no one could climb it,
But I'm gonna try.

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
Take it off now, girl, take it off now, girl
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?

You let all the girls go
Makes you feel good, don't it?
Behind your Broadway show
I heard a boy say, "Please, don't hurt me"

You've carried on so long
You couldn't stop if you tried it.
You've built your wall so high
That no one could climb it.
But I'm gonna try

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
Take it off now, boy, take it off now, boy
I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight, oh, tonight?

See beneath, see beneath,
I
Tonight
I

I'm gonna climb on top your ivory tower
I'll hold your hand and then we'll jump right out
We'll be falling, falling but that's OK
'Cause I'll be right here
I just wanna know

Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
Take it off now, girl, take it off now, girl
'Cause I wanna see inside
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight, oh, oh, oh, tonight?
See beneath your beautiful, oh, tonight.
We ain't perfect, we ain't perfect, no.
Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?


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"Beneath Your Beautiful" as written by Mike Posner Emeli Sande

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  • +5
    My InterpretationYou tell all the boys no
    Makes you feel good yeah
    --She's too good for anyone, she never lets any guy in, it makes her feel in
    power.Not only she feels power but she believes she will get hurt by accepting love and so she wants to stay away from it.

    The guy however,sees beyond her beauty, he sees the inner beauty and no matter how much difficult it is to let any guy in,he wants to try cause he sees something special in that girl. There's a special connection, he feels more than being attracted to her from her looks. "Take it off now girl,i wanna see inside"
    So that guy begs the girl to show him how she really is like cause he really believes she's even more perfect than what she looks like.

    I think the girl was being hurt in the past by someone who meant the world to her and she lost her faith in love after having her heart broken. She would rather stand out and hurt other than her own self, that makes her feel better, boosting her confidence cause she's a really insecure girl. She likes attracting guys, but her inner beauty is the one she hides away which the guy finds the most beautiful. So he feels the need to show her real love cause as I said there's a special something about the girl which he never felt before.
    stephaniekeon April 20, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningYou tell all the boys "No"
    Makes you feel good, yeah.
    I know you're out of my league
    But that won't scare me away, oh, no

    Song is about Girl who says No to all boys and that she feels good and that maker her feels powerful. She is out of league of guy but it isn't going to scare him. He is still going to pursue her.

    You've carried on so long,
    You couldn't stop if you tried it.
    You've built your wall so high
    That no one could climb it,
    But I'm gonna try.

    This our lines which our really difficult but I see them as saying that you have continued your behavior for so long to not to give any guy chance that even if girl tried she couldn't stop giving chances to any guy. Her personal walls are so high that nobody could even climb it but he is still going to try. To bring her walls down to make her love him.

    Would you let me see beneath your beautiful?
    Would you let me see beneath your perfect?
    Take it off now, girl, take it off now, girl
    I wanna see inside
    Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?

    Here boy asks him that would you let me see not only you are beautiful and perfect but also your ugly and imperfect sides. So take off now mask which you wear everyday to show people what they want to see rather than your true real self. He asks her if he would let her see him as she is.

    You let all the girls go
    Makes you feel good, don't it?
    Behind your Broadway show
    I heard a boy say, "Please, don't hurt me"

    Here girl says to boy that you let every girl go and that makes you good. Behind your bravado of being man and your player act actually there is a boy who is just afraid to be hurt.

    It talks about how even if he tried he wouldn't be able to stop his coping behavior and act which he put on however girl is still going to try to climb his personal walls and not hurt him. However she also wants to see ugly and difficult side of him so that she can love him.

    All in all they both have been hurt and are afraid of showing their true nature and ugly side. They are afraid of themselves and do feel unworthy of each other love.

    I'm gonna climb on top your ivory tower
    I'll hold your hand and then we'll jump right out
    We'll be falling, falling but that's OK
    'Cause I'll be right here
    I just wanna know

    These are beautiful lines which talks about how they both would make an effort for loving relationship and we would take a leap of faith by jumping. But even if they would be falling from tower they both would be holding each other hand. Here falling can also be falling in love. They both reassure that when we both fall they would be right next to each other but they both need to know not only about each other but how they feel for each other.

    It ends with same question is whether they both would let each other know and see everything they has to know good bad and ugly so that they both know and still love each other.
    love2reviewon January 27, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song means that they can read each other and that they can see that each others hard shell and can really see that each other has been hurt and needs someone (each other) and that no one will truly understand this when they experience it and can really read between the lines. the title "beneath your beautiful" just shows that they can read each other and understand that they are truly in love with each other and need each other you look the lyrics and just tear up because of how much you can really relate.
    alyssia416on December 20, 2013   Link

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