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about

One of my favourite songwriters in the universe is a lovely guy named Rob Szabo. I was lucky enough to get to tour with Rob at the beginning of 2007 and I've often thought that covering one of his songs and giving it a completely different spin would be fun. I originally wanted to have Rob sing backing vocals on this version of Beautiful...but I just didn't have time to pull together any guest artists, with the exception of Steve... probably helps that he lives with me!

I remember that Rob was playing this song one night at a little coffee shop type place in Maryland...and the barista held up a sign that said "I THINK YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!" halfway through the song. :)

One of the hardest moments in my life was playing this for him recently on our crazy jaunt to Toronto in front of lots of friends. I should have just emailed him a copy! It is so very different to the original version! Anyway, thanks to Rob for letting me cover his brilliant tune and for continuing to inspire me with his amazing songs.

lyrics

you never tell me that im beautiful anymore
you only treat me like a medical condition
you understand me like a metaphor
youre a student in a class
will i get better in a year or two?
forgive me if i ask

automatic
you vote for conversation
you ask me how i am
but keep to twenty words or less
why ask?

new and improved
another product you consume
its true
and it happens every day
it does

you never tell me that im beautiful anymore
you only treat me like a medical condition
you understand me like a metaphor
youre a student in a class
will i get better in a year or two?
forgive me if i ask

in a panic
that smells like competition
on your mark, get set, depend
line me up with other brands
on the shelf

new and improved
another product you consume
its true
and it happens every day
it does

you never tell me that im beautiful anymore
you only treat me like a medical condition
you understand me like a metaphor
you're a student in a class
will I get better in a year or two?
forgive me if I ask

credits

from Beautifully Undone (Songs I Wish I'd Written), released June 1, 2011
Guitar and vocals: Lobelia

written by Rob Szabo
www.robszabo.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCYSSB3ffI

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Award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lobelia has been featured in Billiboard Magazine, PBS and worked as a studio musician for 10+ years, She books and hosts a variety of songwriter nights for Birmingham's best small artist-led venue, Tower of Song and is an advocate for sustainable touring, She travels the world performing at house concerts and small venues. ... more

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