"Beauty Mark" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
I never had it, I never wanted it,
I never had your beauty mark
Nor did I have your black hair and hazel eyes

My early childhood was not as simple
As yours set in the country
No I did not have a fears of nuns who dressed in black

But I do have your tastes
I had no radio show, nor did I have
Home-made clothes, home-made curtains
Of the same material

I never had it, I never wanted it,
I never had your beauty mark, beauty mark

But I do have your tastes
And I do have your red face and long hands

I think Callas sang a lovely "Norma"
You prefer Robeson on "Deep River"
I may not be so manly,
But still I know you love me
Even if I don't have your beauty mark
Beauty mark

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"Beauty Mark" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentIt wasn't that she doesn't like any of his songs, its that he went away and wrote a load and was excited to play them to her when he came back and she didn't like any of them. So he wrote this one for her.
    I think he said that in an article for Vanity Fair... I could be wrong.
    minimarshmallowon June 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is for his mom. she never likes anything he writes, so he wrote her this song. it's pretty self-explanatory besides that.
    necessityon March 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAww. That's cute, I never knew that.. It fits perfectly with the lyrics.
    anna118kon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!
    DADSonACIDon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso catchy and fun!
    fireplaceon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRufus is really lovely...
    tamzinroseon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti want to be cool (enought to) write a song about me mum. I'm not sure what i'd put. this is obviously about his mum. did anyone see the short film he and his sister made about their mum and anna magarigle? its was SO funny! its why i knew this was about his mum. rufus was playing anna (n the short film) and martha was playing as her mum. go look on you tube for the short film right now! its hilarious!
    ariesstyleon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere did you get that his mom doesn't like what he writes? this song was one of his oldest (it was on his first demo), and i watched a documentary on him a long time ago where his mom was a frequent guest in the interviews - and she always kept saying really positive things about his songs, even going so far as to say that she couldn't pick a favorite one because she liked them all (although she really adored this song, as well as "poses").
    avarchielon January 05, 2007   Link

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