I read today that The Sun (a British tabloid) has reported that James Blunt’s song “You’re Beautiful” is now the most popular song at weddings in the U.K. While this may or may not be true, I was struck by the fact anyone would consider playing it in their wedding. The song is about a passing encounter with a beautiful girl to whom the writer never speaks. The final lyrics of the song lament:
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
But it’s time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.
If this is indeed the most popular song people in the U.K. are playing in their weddings, what does it say about the quality of our marriages in general? I suspect people in the U.S. aren’t much more thoughtful, as a rule.