But Beautiful
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Love is funny or it's sad,
Or it's quiet or it's mad,
It's a good thing or it's bad,
But beautiful!

Beautiful to take a chance
And if you fall, you fall,
And I'm thinking I wouldn't mind at all.
Love is tearful or it's gay.
It's a problem or it's play,
It's a heartache either way,
But beautiful!

And I'm thinking if you were mine




I'd never let you go,
And that would be but beautiful I know.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Engelbert Humperdinck's "But Beautiful" explores the complexities of love. The song suggests that love can be a paradox of emotions - it can be funny or sad, quiet or mad, good or bad. Love is uncertain and can take many forms.


The lyrics also depict love as a risk - it's beautiful to take a chance with someone, even if falling in love entails the possibility of getting hurt. The song acknowledges the fact that love can be both tearful and gay, a problem or play, a heartache, and yet it is still beautiful.


The sentiment in the lyrics seems to suggest that love is worth the possible pain because of how beautiful it can be. The singer, in particular, expresses his desire to take that risk and not let go of the person he loves, emphasizing that it would be "but beautiful."


Line by Line Meaning

Love is funny or it's sad,
Love can be humorous or sorrowful


Or it's quiet or it's mad,
Love can be calm or intense


It's a good thing or it's bad,
Love can be positive or negative


But beautiful!
Despite its uncertainties, love is beautiful


Beautiful to take a chance
It's beautiful to take a risk in love


And if you fall, you fall,
If you take that risk, you have to be prepared for the consequences


And I'm thinking I wouldn't mind at all.
The singer is open to taking that risk


Love is tearful or it's gay.
Love can bring tears or joy


It's a problem or it's play,
Love can be a source of worry or fun


It's a heartache either way,
Regardless of the outcome, love can be painful


But beautiful!
Despite its difficulties, love is beautiful


And I'm thinking if you were mine
The singer is imagining being with someone they desire


I'd never let you go,
The singer is dedicated to keeping this person in their life


And that would be but beautiful I know.
Being with this person would be a beautiful thing, no matter the struggles it brings




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen

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