Beautymark

Album: Rufus Wainwright (1998)
  • This song is about Rufus' mother, Kate McGarrigle. According to Wainwright, they commonly make songs that are about each other, and this was in response to McGarrigle's "First Born" (A song about Rufus). Some lines that refer to her: "I never had your black hair, and hazel eyes," "I had no radio shows nor did I have homemade clothes, homemade curtains of the same material." The song ends very happily when Rufus decides "I may not be so manly, but still I know you love me, even if I don't have your beauty mark." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris - Philadelphia, PA

Comments: 2

  • Andy from New York, NyBeauty mark has two meaning. He did not get his mothers mark of beauty. He thinks he is not a georgeous hunk. His feelings of not being one of the beautiful people - of not being as attractive as the people he pursues-is a theme in his work.
  • Davis from Montreal, CanadaI like how up this is after a rather dark album (and artist generally)-- it's sorta the same feeling as Harvester of Hearts.
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