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Ur So Beautiful (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Brittany Marie Amaradio, Sophie B Hawkins, Grace VanderWaal, Ido Zmishlany
Times Performed: 46
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Notes

“I was just writing, with many inspirations along with my own real experiences, which is kind of what I always do with my writing, I just exaggerate everything and add in some little sprinkles of magic.

For some reason things like “beautiful” and “pretty”, I feel have been so directed towards females, which I don’t understand, because, it’s not just hot [?]. I have seen so many very pretty boys and we have always thought about incorporating that in a song.

It was kind of the perfect moment to finally make that idea we had had for years, really come alive. I try my best to keep it as spontaneous as possible. I have noticed that the more inspired I am to do something, the more quickly it flows out, probably the more I like that piece. I don’t know why, I literally just kept it on a loop and I just wrote lines., and I think that’s what keeps it so magical because I keeps the first thing that popped in my mind. I think that keep that like weird spark still in there. It’s like perfume. You know how they say, if you don’t smell anymore, don’t keep spraying it on, just ‘cause your nose is getting used to it. It’s kind of like that, like, you don’t want to get it used to it and then have people like uhh!

Honestly, I am very proud of the one line: “If you want it to say something, you would say you’d promise me” [I remember we really stuck on that, and that was like a spur of the moment adlib, that for some reason like worked so perfect and we like both freaked out. “ (Grace Vanderwaal Breaks Down Her song 'Ur So Beautiful', Rolling Stone Oct. 3, 2019)

“This song is romantic but it’s also empowering — it can be directed at anything or anyone,” Grace explained. “’Beautiful’ is always used in feminine terms, but when I wrote this song it was originally about a guy…but it’s also kind of a note to self… a song to boost your confidence. Like, I know I’m beautiful… don’t I know that? I always try to hide it but then when I’m alone and am looking in my bathroom mirror, I know I’m beautiful. I’m good enough. I hope everyone feels that.” (Press release, quoted on Idolator.com July 1, 2019)

Sophie B. Hawkins shares credits for this song because it contains an interpolation of her song "Damn I Wish I Was Yir Lover"



Performances

2019.02.21 Stray Release Event (The Slipper Room)
2019.05.31 CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza)
2019.06.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)  
2019.06.06 Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.06.08 Amway Centre High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.06.09 American Airlines Arena High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.06.26 World of McIntosh X Farfetch's Sunset Sessions (World of McIntosh)
2019.06.27 Roling Stones Fragment
2019.06.28 Stonewaal Inn Part of (1m) 
2019.06.28 Busking in New York (In the city) Three Short snippets: in a subway station, on the subway, in the street with guy singing along
2019.07.08 Germano Studios Part of (1 min)
2019.08.07 Wasting Time – A Performance with Grace VanderWaal (YouTube Space at Chelsea Market)
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (47s) 
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour From front far left stage (all version 1s)
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.24 D23 Disney Annual Convention (Anaheim Convention Centre) From front left
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour taken from the far left front side of stage. Zoom in some of the time but the not quite sharp and very shaky at times (All version 1s)
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (43s) 
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (6s) 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour  
2019.09.03 Bluebird Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (19s) 
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.21 Rams Head Live! Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.11.05 Avenue of the Americas 93rd Anniversary Gala Honoring Rockefeller Group (Gotham Hall) Fragment (15s) 
2019.11.17 Trevor Live (Beverly Hilton) Acoustic, jazzy version
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)
2020.03.26 SiriusXM "Coffe House" (SiriusXM) Audio only
2020.04.16 Billboard Live at Home (At home)
2020.05.27 ''Stronger Than You Think'' livestream (At home)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Behind the songGrace breaks down the song
Reaction to songSKAWD Rock Musician Reaction
Reaction to songVocal coach reaction
Song related contentGrace VanderWaal Drops Her New Single

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2019-09-28Ur So BeautfulSingle1
2019-11-22Letters Vol 1EP4
2019-12-23Letters Vol 1 (Japanese version)EP4

Lyrics

Lower East Side and it’s pouring out
Don’t you look right at me now
Is it you, or are the lights
getting brighter in the night?
Let’s get coffee at a vibey spot
We can sit around, I talk a lot
but you’re so chill, you keep it cool
I am not, I’m such a fool

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

Walking along but not saying a thing
Let’s sit down and think of what we could be
If you wanted to say something
you would say it, promise me

Walking lightly to my surprise
Falling all over the fear
of looking in your eyes
But now I am questioning
I caught you looking at me

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do.

And who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Messing with my eyes
make me overthink my lines
I think I’m falling blind

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Not looking back to say goodbye
Is it all in my mind?
I think it’s all in my mind

Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Damn, you’re so beautiful
and don’t you know it?
Don’t you? Don’t you?
I think you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I know you do
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I think you do

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
For non-commercial use only.

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