"High" as written by James Hillier Blount and Ricky Ross....
Beautiful dawn lights up the shore for me.
There is nothing else in the world.
I'd rather wake up and see (with you).
Beautiful dawn I'm just chasing time again.
Thought I would die a lonely man, in endless night.

But now I'm high, running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.

Beautiful dawn (beautiful dawn) melt with the stars again.
Do you remember the day when my journey began?
Will you remember the end (of time)?
Beautiful dawn (beautiful dawn) You're just blowing my mind again.
Thought I was born to endless night, until you shine.

High, running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.

Will you be my shoulder when I'm grey and older?
Promise me tomorrow starts with you,
Getting high; running wild among all the stars above.
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.

Cry, running wild among all the stars above,
Sometimes it's hard to believe you remember me.


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  • +3
    General CommentBeautiful song. The line that struck me the most was:
    "Thought I was born to endless night, until you shine" Excellent way of expressing it!

    See William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" - "Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night". A poetic reference if I ever saw one.

    It seems the other person referred to in this song is his "sweet delight" - and the rest of the song is I think carried by his lovely voice as opposed to any particular special quality in songwriting as such. I get the feeling that James Blunt could carry off any song as unique, because he himself has a unique voice.
    NeuroticSurgeonon December 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI also think it could just be literally about waking up after a bad day, and having the new day, and a new beginning to look forward to. Also how the dawn has been with him throughout all of his life.
    Lomiothielon September 04, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou clearly have not read my comment. I said Blunt's VOICE was unique. I said NOTHING about his music - in fact I pointed out he lacked any "special quality in his songwriting ability".

    Just because someone made record of the year does not make them a sellout. For starters I never thought he was "underground" in the first place - how can you then decide to cash in on the pop genre.

    And SO WHAT if he decides to do that? Doesn't make it bad music. No basic knowledge of music at all? Well at least I don't judge someone on the basis of his existence on the charts or not.

    "Try listening to some real music". Well I don't know what YOUR notion of real music is, but to say that is laughable. I have a 30 gig collection of music on my PC. Are you suggesting that all 30 gig of my music is total rubbish? Are you so arrogant to claim that you and you alone know what "real music" is?
    NeuroticSurgeonon December 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOMG such an amazong song!!! What an extremely talented artist> I love it when he hits those high notes......so amazing to listen to!!
    Courtz999on September 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song james blunt is amazing and this is definitly his best song!
    missneadon September 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDamn I love this song.
    BCRon December 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalrite..el bastarddo..everyone can have their own opinions about what songs or artists they like..even if u may find them to be horrible..and as for how people interperate the songs..it doesnt matter..someones own experiences in life are what determine what a particular song means...i personally enjoy hearing what other people feel when they hear the same music...so there's no need to talk crap on here because most everything on here is an opinion so there is no need to even attempt to disprove any of it...im pretty sure im done
    darkside87on December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEL BASTARDDO-i like james blunt and jack johnson is my favorite artist..

    i think its about being in love and being happy/high..and he doesnt know if this girl will remember him after dawn..i dunno it seems pretty straightforward..
    BeachBumHippieon December 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEL Bastardo- I could be wrong, but back to bedlam is his first album, so how the hell could he have sold out?
    And what do you mean real instruments? Every song has a guitar of some sort, or piano, and sometimes drums.
    Anyway, I love this song, I think the lyrics are amazing, I just got BTB today, awesome album from the tracks I have listined to.
    Jafferon December 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPlease do everyone a favor and keep your opinions to yourself.
    mattyb17on January 14, 2006   Link

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