My Sunday Song – “Beautiful With You” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #96, I am discussing the beautiful song by Halestorm called “Beautiful with You”.  The song is off the gold selling album ‘The Strange Case of…’ which went to # 1 on the Hard Rock Charts.  However, despite the album having 5 singles, this was not one.  I chose this one since we are currently discussing power ballads and I thought I would bring the power ballad into the 21st Century and highlight a newer song that I felt fit the mold.

The song definitely has the power with Lzzy Hale’s vocals and it is a slower tempo and softer song you would expect with a ballad that ebbs and flows between harder and soft. The song has a great tone to it and is a very emotional song.  The song is about loving your self and realizing it is okay to reach out to others for help.  It doesn’t make you weak, but strong.  Here is what Lzzy told journalist Valerie Bastien (from Songfacts.com) about her low self-esteem…

“Believe me, I don’t always feel like a rock star, and there are times when I look in the mirror and scream. Especially emotionally,” admitted Lzzy. “I used to hide a lot of my feelings of insecurity and powerlessness, and just wouldn’t reach out to someone because I thought it meant that I was weak if I did. I wanted people to see that it’s ok to need a shoulder sometimes, and to have those “ugly days” and to let down your guard. We’re human and we’re not perfect… don’t let those thoughts in your head rule your life and prevent you from opening yourself up.”

I really love the verse that states the following:

“I stand naked before you now
No walls to hide behind, so here am I
You see all of my scars
Still here you are
I bare my soul
And I’m not afraid, not afraid”

The feeling of being with someone that knows everything about you and stays regardless and loves you for you.  That is my idea of love!  I have that with my wife and she with me.  We are here for each other no matter what we have done in the past or what problems we might have.   We can stand together with confidence and security that we are there for each other.  Ok, I got weird there, I will move on.

Musically, the band is on point.  And I didn’t know until I researched the song that Phil X from Bon Jovi and Aldo Nova played guitar on the song along with the regular band members Joe Hottinger, Josh Smith and Arejay Hale.

Give the song a listen and let me know if it hits you the way it hit me.  I can listen to this song over and over and in fact I did while I was writing this article.  Let me know what you think.  Happy Sunday!!

“Beautiful With You”

I stare, at the girl in the mirror
T-shirt, torn up jeans, no beauty queen
But the way that you see me
You get underneath me
And all my defenses
Just fall away, fall awayI am beautiful with you
Even in the darkest part of me
I am beautiful with you
You make it feel the way it’s supposed to be
You’re here with me
Just show me this and I believe
I am beautiful with you

I stand naked before you now
No walls to hide behind, so here am I
You see all of my scars
Still here you are
I bare my soul
And I’m not afraid, not afraid

I am beautiful with you
Even in the darkest part of me
I am beautiful with you
You make it feel the way it’s supposed to be
You’re here with me
You show me this and I believe
I am beautiful with you

I’ve been the strong one for so long
But I was wrong
Doesn’t make you weak if you’re needing someone
I’m not holding back (yeah)
I know what I want

I am beautiful with you
I am beautiful with you
You want me for myself
You get me like no one else
I am beautiful with you

I am beautiful with you
Even in the darkest part of me
I am beautiful with you
You make it feel the way it’s supposed to be
You’re here with me
You show me this and I believe
That I am beautiful with you

Written by Lzzy Hale, Nina Ossoff, Dana Calitri, Maria Sommer

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