Here Are the Lyrics to Ed Sheeran's 'Beautiful People,' Feat. Khalid

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Ed Sheeran and Khalid durring the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

"Beautiful People," the third single from Ed Sheeran's latest album, No.6 Collaborations Project, criticizes modern society's tendency to have a surface-level focus.

Featuring R&B singer Khalid, the song flips the switch on the word "beautiful," with Sheeran singing "that's not who we are." 

Its accompanying music video communicates the same message, showing an everyday couple being thrown into the LA lifestyle but remaining true to themselves.

Check out the full lyrics below. 

We are, we are, we are

L.A. on a Saturday night in the summer
Sundown and they all come out
Lamborghinis and their rented Hummers
The party's on, so they're headin' downtown
('Round here) everybody's lookin' for a come up
And they wanna know what you're about
Me in the middle with the one I love and
We're just tryna figure everything out

We don't fit in well
'Cause we are just ourselves
I could use some help
Gettin' out of this conversation, yeah
You look stunning, dear
So don't ask that question here
This is my only fear, that we become

Beautiful people
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
"What d'you do?" And, "Who d'you know?"
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let's leave the party

That's not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful
Yeah, that's not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful

L.A. mm
Drove for hours last night and we made it nowhere (nowhere, nowhere)
I see stars in your eyes when we're halfway there (all night)
I'm not fazed by all them lights and flashin' cameras (uh)
'Cause with my arms around you, there's no need to care

We don't fit in well
We are just ourselves
I could use some help
Gettin' out of this conversation, yeah
You look stunning, dear
So don't ask that question here
This is my only fear, that we become

Beautiful people
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
"What d'you do?" And "Who d'you know?"
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let's leave the party

That's not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful, yeah
Yeah, that's not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful

We are, we are, we are
We are not beautiful

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Written by: Shellback, Fred Gibson, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Khalid Robinson, Max Martin

 

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