James Blunt

English singer-songwriter

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February, 1974), better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War.

James Blunt

Quotes edit

  • Maybe I should try singing like a man.
    • Speaking at the 2006 BRIT Awards. [1]
  • JB: We had 200 Russians lined up pointing their weapons at us aggressively, which was... and you know we'd been told to reach the airfield and take a hold of it. And if we had a foothold there then it would make life much easier for the NATO forces in Pristina. So there was a political reason to take hold of this. And the practical consequences of that political reason would be then aggression against the Russians.
    Interviewer: Might have been World War III.
    JB: Absolutely. And that's why we were querying our instruction from an American general. Fortunately, up on the radio came Gen Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, 'I'm not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III, and told us why don't we sugar off down the road, you know, encircle the airfield instead.

Song lyrics edit

Back to Bedlam (2004) edit

  • Beautiful dawn (beautiful dawn)
    You're just blowing my mind again
    Thought I was born to endless night, until you shine.

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

  • My life is brilliant,
    My love is pure.
    I saw an angel,
    Of that I'm sure.
    She smiled at me on the subway;
    She was with another man.
    But I won't lose no sleep on that
    'Cause I've got a plan.
  • You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful.
    You're beautiful, it's true.
    I saw your face in a crowded place,
    And I don't know what to do.
    'Cause I'll never be with you.
    • "You're Beautiful"
  • Look who's alone now,
    It's not me, it's not me.
    Those three wise men,
    They've got a semi by the sea.
    Got to ask yourself the question,
    Where are you now?
    Got to ask yourself the question,
    Where are you now?
  • I am a dreamer and when I wake,
    You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
    And as you move on, remember me.
    Remember us and all we used to be.
    I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
    I've watched you sleeping for a while.
    I'd be the father of your child;
    I'd spend a lifetime with you.
    I know your fears and you know mine,
    We've had our doubts but now we're fine.
    And I love you, I swear that's true.
    I cannot live without you.
  • There are children standing here,
    Arms outstretched into the sky,
    Tears drying on their face.
    He has been here.
    Brothers lie in shallow graves,
    Fathers lost without a trace.
    A nation blind to their disgrace,
    Since he's been here.

    And I see no bravery,
    No bravery in your eyes anymore.
    Only sadness.

All the Lost Souls (2007) edit

  • I would call you up every Saturday night
    And we'd both stay out 'til the morning light.
    And we sang "Here we go again."
    And though time goes by,
    I will always be in a club with you in 1973,
    Singing "Here we go again."
  • Saw the world turning in my sheets
    And once again, I cannot sleep.
    Walk out the door and up the street,
    Look at the stars beneath my feet.
    Remember rights that I did wrong.
    So here I go.
  • Trouble is her only friend and he's back again.
    Makes her body older than it really is.
    She says it's high time she went away.
    No one's got much to say in this town.
    Trouble is the only way is down,
    Down, down.

    As strong as you were, tender you go.
    I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
    A song for your heart, but when it is quiet,
    I know what it means and I'll carry you home.
    I'll carry you home.

  • Many prophets preach on bended knee,
    Many clerics wasted wine.
    Do the bloody sheets
    On those cobbled streets mean
    I have wasted time?

Some Kind of Trouble (2010) edit

  • And if this is what we’ve got, then what we’ve got is gold
    We’re shining bright and I want you, I want you to know
    The morning’s on its way
    Our friends all say goodbye
    There’s nowhere else to go
    I hope that you’ll stay the night
    You'll stay the night.
  • Tell me the wars you're fighting
    Behind the smile you're hiding
    All of the things I know you want to say
    We tried our best to find us
    But there are no lights to guide us
    I can't sleep beside a stranger now
    And piece by piece we fall apart
    With every beat slows down my heart.
    • "So Far Gone", written by James Blunt, Steve Robson, Ryan Tedder
  • So many voices,
    Too many noises.
    Invisible lies keeping us apart.
    So many choices, but they're all disappointment
    And they only steal me away from you.
    Climb into our own private bubble,
    Let's get into all kinds of trouble.
  • If time is all I have,
    I'll waste it all on you.
    Each day I'll turn it back.
    It's what the broken-hearted do.
    I'm tired of talking to an empty space
    Of silences keeping me awake.

Moon Landing (2013) edit

  • Your mouth is a revolver, firing bullets in the sky (Mh-mh-mh-mh)
    Your love is like a soldier, loyal 'till you die (Mh-mh-mh-mh)
    And I’ve been looking at the stars for a long, long time
    I’ve been putting out fires all my life
    Everybody wants a flame, they don’t want to get burnt
    And today is our turn

    Days like these lead to
    Nights like this lead to
    Love like ours
    You light the spark in my bonfire heart
    People like us, we don’t
    Need that much, just some
    One that starts, starts the spark in our bonfire hearts.

  • It's ok, cause I know
    You shine even on a rainy day
    And I can find your halo
    Guides me to wherever you fall
    If you need a hand to hold
    I'll come running, because
    You and I won't part till we die
    You should know
    We see eye to eye, heart to heart.
  • I'm sending postcards from my heart
    Your love for a postmark and then
    You know that you make me feel like
    We've been caught like kids in the schoolyard again
    And I can't keep it to myself.

The Afterlove (2017) edit

  • When I met you I was treading water
    And baby I know you know I got an eye that wanders
    But right now in this car that we're driving to your sister's
    All I'm lookin' for is something that's forever.
  • It's a little after midnight
    There's a couple in the corner
    And I wonder what he said because she's crying
    And I guess they won't remember
    When they wake up in the morning
    With the headache from the whiskey and the wine
    I know that I have said things I regret when I am sober
    'Cause we always hurt the ones we love the most.
  • Don't give me those eyes 'cause you know me and I can't say no to you
    We can't have each other even if we wanted to
    In another life, darling, I'll do anything to be with you
    We can't have each other even if we wanted to
    Don't give me those eyes, don't give me those eyes.

Once Upon a Mind (2019) edit

  • Without your arms around me, without you on my skin
    Without you on my body, I’m sorry, I’m sorry
    I don’t mean to be desperate or pretend that I’m not torn
    But I don’t want to let go of the things that keep me warm
    Without you, I’m just cold.
  • I'm not your son, you're not my father
    We're just two grown men saying goodbye
    No need to forgive, no need to forget
    I know your mistakes and you know mine
    And while you're sleeping, I'll try to make you proud
    So, daddy, won't you just close your eyes?
    Don't be afraid, it's my turn
    To chase the monsters away.

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