"The Beautiful Ones" as written by and Burt F Bacharach Hal David....
Baby baby baby
What's it gonna be?
Oh, baby, baby, baby, yeah yeah
Is it him or is it me?
Oh, don't make me waste my time
Don't make me lose my mind baby, yeah

Baby, baby, baby
Can't you stay with me tonight?
Oh baby, baby, baby
Come, on, don't my kisses please you right?
You were so hard to find
The beautiful ones they hurt you

Every time
Paint a perfect picture
And bring to life a vision in one's mind

The beautiful ones
(The beautiful ones)
Always smash the picture

Always every time
If I told you baby
That I was in love with you

Oh baby, baby, baby
If we got married (got married)
Would that be cool?
You make me so confused
The beautiful ones
You always seem to lose, baby

Baby, baby (yes baby, yes, baby)

See the beautiful ones
(The beautiful ones)
See the beautiful ones
(The beautiful ones)
Do you all hear
Do you all mean
'Cause I want you
Yes I mean, I want you
Oh yeah, baby
I want you, oh yeah
I want you
Alright
You may not know where I'm going baby
I may not know, said I may not know
Said you may not know
But I mean what I mean
But one thing, one thing is certain baby
I know what I want
And that's to please you baby, to please you baby
The one thing is I want you I want you
I need you oh so bad, so bad
I want you
Why oh why
Why oh why
Why oh why
Baby, why, oh baby baby baby
The beautiful ones
You wanna love me, love me
Or you wanna throw me away
I gotta know
I gotta know, baby
Gotta know, baby, baby, baby
Baby baby baby
I need you
Baby baby baby
I want you
Tell me why
The beautiful ones
They hurt you every time


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"The Beautiful Ones" as written by Prince Rogers Nelson

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    General CommentI can feel what this song means but I can't verbalize it. The music is not so rich but strangely gripping, and feels like a strong pulse. I like this song. Some people always makes us confused, don't they?...
    vusion March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOMG, you can listen to this song over and over again. Mariah sounds soo beautiful in this song. I especially like how she sings the part "Can you stay with me tonight?," I think this song is about how much you can fall in love with a beautiful person so easily but they are hard to live with and keep. But then again this is one of those hard to interpret songs. All I know is that this is a beautifuly sung song by Mariah Carey featuring Dru Hill.
    lovable89on April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthell yes
    a_mandaon June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like this version, but Prince's is better.
    finalxhouron December 13, 2005   Link
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    My OpinionThis song appears to be about pornography. A woman laments her lover's involvement with the "beautiful ones."
    willrion May 21, 2013   Link

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