Same Mistake

Album: All The Lost Souls (2007)
Charted: 57
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song Blunt grieves over a broken relationship but claims he would make the same mistake again given the chance.
  • Blunt performed this song before an estimated television audience of 2 billion people at the 2007 Live Earth event.
  • This was featured in the film 2007 movie P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow and Gerald Butler and was used in its promotional campaign.
  • The cover for All The Lost Souls is a compilation of hundreds of his photos from James Blunt's childhood to present, resulting in am image of his face.
  • Blunt told I Like Music: "It's a song about self reflection. It looks at remorse and guilt, about how we make mistakes as humans, how we are fallible. Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy."
  • Blunt told VH1: "I wrote the song on tour. It's a play in the words - 'Give me a reason, but don't give me a choice, 'cause I'll just make the same mistake again.' We toured with that song, and we tried it a few times and I stopped playing it toward the end of the tour because I wanted to save it up a little."

Comments: 5

  • Eric from Chicagoland, IlJust an all around good song
  • Alexandre from Santos, BrazilWill James Blunt be a kind of Bob Dylan??? Albertoni, Santos, Brazil.
  • Alexandre from Santos, BrazilThis song became extremely popular in Brazil due to a soap opera by Rede Globo (Brazil's most powerful TV network) which run from October 2007 to May 2008. Particularly, I like this song...especially the refrain. James Blunt is now very popular in my country!!! Albertoni, BNH, Santos, Brazil.
  • Kelly from Wilmington, NcIt's still a great video, though.
  • Kelly from Wilmington, NcWhat's he doing in the video on youtube? Parts of the song are missing.
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