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London Grammar — Truth is a Beautiful Thing
Album: Truth is a Beautiful Thing
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 3301









Released: 2017
Length: 4:55
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Miles and miles on my own
Warm with shame, I follow on
A language to find hard to hear
Not to understand, just disappear

To hold your heart, to hold your hand
Would be to me, the greatest thing
To hold your heart, hold your hand
Would be to me, the bravest thing

Could you take my place and stand here?
I do not think you would take this pain
You'd be on your knees and struggle under the weight
Oh, the truth would be a beautiful thing
Oh, the truth is a beautiful thing

I wear another thought of you
With so much harm my gift to you
Hide you somewhere they don't know
Deep in my core you know you have a throne

Hold your heart, hold your hand
Would be to me, the greatest thing
To hold your heart, to hold your hand
Would be to me, the bravest thing

Could you take my place and stand here?
I do not think you would take this pain
You'd be on your knees and struggle under the weight
Oh, the truth would be a beautiful thing
Oh, the truth is a beautiful thing
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Love this band, the songs, the arrangements and that voice, hauntingly beautiful.
I wish them much success! 
dunno, i think its a tad contrived
Hannahs voice is both captivating and angelic...her "range" is unbelieable
Almost sounds like a cross between Annie Lennox and Joan Armatrading...
This song alway stops me in my tracks - wow


To hold your heart, to hold your hand
Would be to me, the greatest thing
Haunting. Lovely range. 
Pristine.
I first this song on RP and have downloaded it and shared it with everyone I know who would appreciate it.  Response has been "wow", as many of us have noted.  Such strong lyrics and her voice are a perfect match.  Reminds me of Beck's Sea of Change where I can only hear it a few times at any one time because its just too intense.
Music to remember the Trump era. 
Everytime I hear this song my rating goes higher.....its so hauntingly beautiful.
One of a very few songs that actually give me a lump in my throat. And goosebumps. Just wonderful.
Wow. very nice.
 master_betty wrote:
American Beauty anyone?
 

She's English...
More like 8.7 I sometimes wonder what the people are like who rate these songs.
Instant love on first hearing! Today 9 --> 10!
Leo Sayer's The Dancer would follow this perfectly!
LLRP
If anything deserves an eleven button this song does.  If no 11 then at least a 10+
your guy's music and her voice make me relaxed.Thank you
 Alastair wrote:
That voice.  Oh my.
 

Couldn't agree more....stunning...
American Beauty anyone?
She's definitely channeling Annie Lennox, in a really good way!
Heartwarming. Yes, sometimes less is more.
VERY pretty sound!
If only the voice was as listenable as the engineer seems to think it is.
 dwlangham wrote:
This song has NOTHING going for it except that voice. I can't give it more than an 8.
 
I'll raise you a +1, as I recently heard this one while driving w/ the big system bumping and WOW the low-end on this tune was perfectly matched for my system, nearly rattled the grills off the speakers, so it has that going for it too....9 it is and LLRP!!
This song has NOTHING going for it except that voice. I can't give it more than an 8.
Beautiful voice, beautiful song, goosebumps all over .  .  . work has stopped until it's over. 
Nice!
She is a beautiful thing
Her voice alone bumps this to an immediate 7 for me... may drift towards 8+ with a few more listens...
Had to buy their 2 records after hearing all their songs on RP.  RP strikes again!
 sunybuny wrote:
That voice....
 
I know.  Annoying as hell, right?
What do you mean? This hasn't played in hours!.........
8 -> 7 and skip for too much airplay on rp
I commented on this 8 months ago... the amazing amount of positive comments since then makes it 9 --> 10 for me...
Never heard this before. She's amazing. 
Its songs like this is why I LOVE RP....I would never hear this artist on commercial radio (at least out here in the woods of centra PA)
Such a sad song !   
One of those songs that make me stop play RP...because I have to go over to(insert you fav online music shop) and listen to the rest of the album and eventually buy it.
great singer 🎼
Bumped from a 9 to a 10 gets the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.
Bill, has anybody told you lately that you are the best DJ EVER?

Stone Temple Pilots Vasoline straight into London Grammar Truth is a Beautiful Thing.

That's a beautiful thing.
I've just had to move this from 9 -> 10
This beyond beautiful.
Cuts through the mundane songs like a shaft of laser light. Now where are my rose tinted glasses.
Should be on daily prescription.
Bought the whole album after finding this here on RP. Thanks!!!
so beautiful..had to stop and close my eyes
Loving the restraint of over production qualities. Appreciating the sparseness and beauty of meaningful atmosphere. Loving the truth...it's a beautiful thing indeed.
had to buy it, .mp3.

listen in my car where no one else can see me getting misty eyed
Totally beautiful whilst simultaneously so sad.
God please make this pedal sound more discretely.
Like my wife just said - goosebumples!
Her voice is ethereal.......beautiful
Makes me stop whatever I'm doing and check once more that I have rated this 10 on RP!
Transcendent
Fab. Fab. Fab.
Yes, that voice- WOW!   sunybuny wrote:
That voice....
 

dunno about Truth but this voice is truly a thing of beauty.
Grabs me even more today.

8 9
And live, her voice is every bit as good. A rare thing in these days of autotune...
 
Like many listeners, I am a bit in love with this voice.
 Opiner wrote:
One of the most distinctive, recognizable and truly beautiful female vocalists I've experienced.  You know it's her and only her.  What a gift.
 
well said
Tears running down my cheeks whenever I hear this song. No idea why.
Love the simplicity of the song. Beautiful voice accompanied by crystal clear notes of the piano.
Makes my hair stand on end, in a great way, every time I hear her voice.

Interestingly, earlier, RP played a Florence cut that had very similar sonic qualities in that it demonstrated Flo's truly remarkable vocal skills without her pulling the Grace Slick blast-the-hair-off-your-head-thing that Flo has also mastered.
 adib wrote:
This song is a beautiful thing.
 
Yes it is...
This beautiful song... geez. Makes me tear up. What a gorgeous voice.
 westslope wrote:
Have given this CD to a few people and frankly so far the reaction is underwhelming.
 
Pearls before swine
It's been said she has stage fright and so live shows are few and far between. Jeeze. Stripped down music, a stunning voice. Perfect.
Have given this CD to a few people and frankly so far the reaction is underwhelming.
That voice.  Oh my.
That voice....
simple and stunning.
Amazing voice...love her range
The truth is not the truth
I love her voice.
I really like this album.  I hope Bill will play other songs from it.  
The more I hear this song, the more I love everything about it.
7 -> 8 - Most Excellent 
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 This is Great English.
Clean, crystalline voice soaring above a sparse but lovely piano arrangement.  Sublime.
 Typesbad wrote:
Shouldn't a woman with that great a voice not also be blessed with a perfect face and hair?   I'm feeling like a member of a lower species, here. 
 
Just work on your air brushing.  You should be fine.
The Trump Administration banned this song. Why are we still hearing it?
 Typesbad wrote:
Shouldn't a woman with that great a voice not also be blessed with a perfect face and hair?   I'm feeling like a member of a lower species, here. 
 
It's called youth.
 Typesbad wrote:
Shouldn't a woman with that great a voice not also be blessed with a perfect face and hair?   I'm feeling like a member of a lower species, here. 

 
Yes, Mother Nature should not let this happen again

But, Mother Nature is well knowed for not being fair...  

Reminds me of Annie Lennox - not the same, but great like Annie... based on this song, at least.  Want to hear more.
Shouldn't a woman with that great a voice not also be blessed with a perfect face and hair?   I'm feeling like a member of a lower species, here. 
What a voice! I've always loved this group.
Come on, get in touch with your soft side.
One of the most distinctive, recognizable and truly beautiful female vocalists I've experienced.  You know it's her and only her.  What a gift.
 Laptopdog wrote:
I didn't care for this song until I paid attention to the lyrics.
 
me too.

like your member name
I didn't care for this song until I paid attention to the lyrics.
Nice song, but it gets too much airplay. Once per week would be enough.
Mommy make it stop!!!!!!
Please play more songs from this album Bill.  I'm glad you play this one but it's down the list of my favorites from this latest effort.
Thanks RP for playing this and introducing me this amazing voice...
Lovely, lovely song.
It's only fault is it's now overplayed...
very nice!
Amazing…
Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. What a voice!
{#Hearteyes}
I erased this album after a few listens on my device - just didn’t feel as poignant as their previous one. However, this song does stand out as stellar. 
Just discovered this album a year ago, and it's become one of my favourites. I prefer the song "Hell to the liars", but this is also a great one.
Keep playing tracks off this album Bill!!! Our whole house stops what it's doing for a few beautiful moments....
Amazing.
Haunting
 hayduke2 wrote:
Most Excellent singer  : )
 
I love this emotive piano work, too...  this song squeezes my gizzards...  big 10...
The beauty of radio. I've been playing this album to death and loving it. But when you hear a track unexpectedly it's so much better.
 TRC wrote:
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

 
Given your 10 rating for songs by Dylan, Tom Waits, Derek Trucks, Leo Kottke, etc., my guess is that you don't put a premium on (absolutely) beautiful voices...
Ain't that the truth.
7 > 8 
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Every track on this album is as good as this one
 haresfur wrote:
On most days I'd rate this higher but it's annoying right now so -> 5.Tough shit.

 
Well, if you really wanted to be tough guy, macho, super individualistic, you could always bang your head against a brick wall for half an hour. 
 
Or head out and hurt a stranger.....
Great album.  Love it.
On most days I'd rate this higher but it's annoying right now so -> 5.Tough shit.
This soulful voice ... this wonderful piano ... leaves me speechless. Wow, just wow! But I have to disagree with Hannah: sometimes truth ist too hard to bear (and especially hard to find these days).
This soulful voice ... this wonderful piano ... leaves me speechless. Wow, just wow! Truth is a beautiful thing, yes, but sometimes truth ist too hard to bear (and especially hard to find these days).
One of the most piercing, perfectly enchanting voices in Music today. Thanks, RP, for making me aware of such a Beautiful Thing!