But Beautiful
Vic Damone 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 thinkin'
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 thinkin' if you were mine,
I'd never let you go,
And that would be just beautiful I know
Beautiful to take a chance,
And if you fall, you fall
And I'm thinkin'
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 would never let you go!
And that would be so beautiful.




Yes, that would be but beautiful
I know!

Overall Meaning

"But Beautiful" is a song that takes a contemplative view of love. The lyrics suggest that love can take on many forms, some good and some bad, while acknowledging that it is a beautiful risk to take. The first verse speaks to the many emotional states that love can bring, including being funny or sad, quiet or mad, good or bad: "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." The second verse suggests that even when love is difficult and brings heartache, it is still a beautiful thing to experience: "Love is tearful, or it's gay, It's a problem, or it's play, It's a heartache either way, But beautiful."


The chorus centers around the risks associated with love, acknowledging that taking a chance at love can be beautiful even if it ultimately leads to heartache: "And I'm thinkin' I wouldn't mind at all / Beautiful to take a chance, And if you fall, you fall." However, the last verse suggests that the beauty of love is worth the risk: "And I'm thinking if you were mine, I would never let you go! / And that would be so beautiful. / Yes, that would be but beautiful / I know!"


Overall, the lyrics of "But Beautiful" paint a picture of love as a beautiful but complicated thing, worth risking heartache to experience. It suggests that the ups and downs of love are all a part of what makes it beautiful, and that the potential for love and the joy it can bring, even in the face of heartache, is worth the risk.


Line by Line Meaning

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
Love can be a rollercoaster of emotions - it can be positive or negative, calm or chaotic, but it is always beautiful in its own way.


Beautiful to take a chance, And if you fall, you fall And I'm thinkin' I wouldn't mind at all
Taking a chance on love is a beautiful thing, even if it doesn't work out. The singer is open to falling in love, even if it means getting hurt.


Love is tearful, or it's gay, It's a problem, or it's play It's a heartache either way, But beautiful
Love can bring tears or joy, it can be serious or playful, but it is always worth it despite the heartache it may cause.


And I'm thinkin' if you were mine, I'd never let you go, And that would be just beautiful I know
The singer is thinking about how wonderful it would be to have the person they love and never lose them. This would be a beautiful thing indeed.


And I'm thinking if you were mine I would never let you go! And that would be so beautiful. Yes, that would be but beautiful I know!
The singer reiterates the idea that having the person they love and never letting them go would be a beautiful thing. The repetition of 'but beautiful' emphasizes that even though love can bring heartache, it is still worth pursuing.




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

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