I go out of my way

To stop and say hello

To a man who doesn't know my name

In a shop I don't usually don't go

He always asks me how is it going

And I always copy his phrase

I always copy his words in my mind

And think about them for days

And damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

And he makes me wanna look good

He makes me feel at ease

And he makes me want to write true songs

About anything that I please

And I feel no need to go flying

My heterosexual cape

Baby, I don't want his body

I just want to sit and talk all night

Damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

Damn what a beautiful man

But if all these things are certain

Somebody tell me why

Whenever I pass him walking

I start batting my eye

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

Damn (What a Beautiful man) song meanings
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    General CommentWhoa... I could have sworn there were already replies here.

    I read them, and I remember them.... Whoa.

    Anyway, the song is about Narcissus...

    The second and third line in the first verse: He says hello to the man because he's intrigued (thinks he's beautiful) and doesn't know his name, because he is himself! Like looking in a mirror for the first time...

    Knowing that, the rest of the song should be understood quite easily.
    TehGreatMutatoon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't agree. I think it's exactly how it sounds. He knows a guy who he really loves to be with, and with no sexual desire. This is proven with the line "I don't want to go flying my heterosexual kite (the lyric submitter was mistaken with cape)". The kite means that he doesn't care if it sounds like he's in a homosexual relationship with this man, because he's not, and he's not going to write a song or proclaim in some extreme way that he's a heterosexual.
    coolhandlueckon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA think this song is about figuring out how to label how you feel about someone.
    jenelephanton February 16, 2011   Link

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