Lyrics a mystery on James Blunt song
Blunt and songwriter Amanda Ghost were once good friends and penned number one hit You’re Beautiful together.
But on new song Annie - taken from Blunt’s latest LP All Lost Souls - the former army officer sings “Annie, you had your dream on the bright lights/You’re just not going very far. Your dreams are crumbling”.
A music industry insider insists the lyrics are about Ghost.
The source said: “Amanda did once see herself as a pop star, but that was years ago and this seems like a mean-spirited attack on a woman to whom he owes a great deal, if not his whole career.”
When confronted with the possibility the song was aimed at her, Ghost hit back, saying: “I’d hardly have said my dreams were ‘crumbling’. James has had one number one hit, but I’ve since gone on to have two more.”
Ghost co-wrote Beyonc?nowles and Shakira’s worldwide smash Beautiful Liar.
A representative for Blunt has denied the song is a veiled swipe at his former friend, saying: “Annie has nothing to do with Miss Ghost. James makes it a rule never to disclose the inspiration for his music.”