You're Gorgeous

Album: Ugly Beautiful (1996)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • This is Babybird's (aka Stephen Jones) biggest hit and the track that he is best known for. However the song, which many understood to be a besotted love song, is frequently misinterpreted. Jones told The Sheffield Telegraph November 5, 2009: "I can't tell people how to interpret the song, but the song's actually about male photographers who want to use women to sell things using sex."

Comments: 2

  • Wtfbabybird from UkAwful song, why this became a hit is beyond me, the lyrics are about exploitation by an amateur pornographer, how is that funny?
  • Jamin from Wollongong, AustraliaThe verses are about amateur pornography and exploitation, contrasting the optimistic, cheerful lyrics of the chorus.
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