James Blunt | Goodbye My Lover | Live Performance at Oxford Union



SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► Having won two BRIT Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations, James Blunt is a singer-songwriter who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut album, Back to Bedlam, which became the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK. He previously served as a reconnaissance officer in Kosovo under NATO, and actively supports Médecins Sans Frontières and Help For Heroes.ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.



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Smartphones are ruining live music
Aaron Smith
*Everyone here crying from this, but I’m just laughing cause it reminds me of Michael singing it in the office 😂😂\n“I just need a taste”.
Adrita Roy
His eyes were searching for someone... At least that's what he made me feel. One of my most favourite songs.
Alan Lynch
Holy shit he is very good , sounds like he sings in pain
Alv Olsen
Some musicians sing straight from the heart, James is one of those musicians...!
Ania xyx
I Love this song ❤😭😍
Anna Gorka
I love the expression on his face this man. 😍
Apoulant Howl
the pain on his eyes...
BKMPictures
Its amazing that he can still can still this song with such conviction after playing it probably thousands of times over the last 10+ years. Amazing artist
Bel M
Beautiful tune..
Brandon Locke
His eyes show soo much
Breatheable
He completely relived that relationship in one song and to imagine how many times he's had to do it is miraculous. Superb job!
Börsen Kalender
This has to be based on a true story for him
Calvini2013
One of the most emotional musical performance ever
Cheick Ebo
This song is really really full of emotion, it remind me best moments spending with my lover.Thank you very much James!
Chris Moore
its such a shame for mr blunt he has such a fantastic voice and superb stage performances he does not get the credit he deserves JAMES PLEASE BRING MORE MUSIC OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
Chuck norisk
tlchapTHUMP
Clementine Chex
💖
Close protection Ireland
Reminds me of my best friends funeral this song was played as we carried his coffin into the church. So much emotional memories with this song he done it justice.
ColeKTM
This guy is truly broken inside...
Craig Lancaster
So much emotion in his singing! he must of sung this song thousands of times but sings it as if it was his first time.
CuriousPanda Astoria
Two years ago.. i was once the happiest man on earth...i met this lovely girl... without thinking too much, i proposed her ... she said yes... so i put that beautiful ring that i got from my savings...,\n\ntime goes by, everything went so perfectly beautiful.. and were just like two love bird destined together forever.... we were so naive, talked about futures like we know it...we set the hopes high to the stars...\n\nthen one day, it happen... the day that silence overpowered her... no text, no calls, no replies, no explanations, no reasons at all... it all happened while i was so madly in love with her.... \n\nhow can i move on when i still in love with her.... \n\nso here i am, trying to stand tall even though i am weak inside... trying to keep the smile while it hurts inside.. \n\nall hoping that this wil pass.....\n\nToday i saw her with her guy and she looks happier.... and i am just here silently dropping my tears.....\nGood bye my lover....
Daniel Rogalski
Those bloody phones......😓
Darryl Miller
This man takes so much stick, a very talented and humble man.
Dave Roberts
Beautiful and sad 😭 but he loved singing this song from the heart ❤️ what a brilliant singer James Blunt Goodbye my Friend Bravo 👏
David Franklin
Wow
Dee Platnum
That part when he says he still holds her hand in his when he sleeps got me crying forreal. Especially after a breakup.
Diplomat
From 2:10 till 2:22 it looks like he about to break and start crying... so beautiful and with so much passion sung... one of the most underrated artists in the world.
Douglas Derek
What a grezt performance.
Dr. Nagesh Parekar
Two beers and this song. And lots of tears..
Ei Chi
I really do not know why all the people are filming this really great performance with their smartphones. It ruins the moment! You should just enjoy this great piece of art with your whole attention.
Faris Kurtisi
Is this the song Micheal Scott wouldnt buy?
FreeLynx
Oxford Union... people filming vertically
Garageidiot313
Soo good. And even at Oxford, there are people, who are filming this on their phones. Why not just listen and enjoy the music?
Harrison Wheeler
Would have been a great experience for those who saw.
Ian Taylor
I tell you what this fella has critics beyond belief but that performance is nothing short of exceptional. Simply brilliant seriously. Just beautiful
Its Conrimi
Iam here for you
Jake & Eve
How are there almost 1000 dislikes, that performance was AMAZING
Jean Paul Azzurro
🦋🌸🦋⚜️⚜️⚜️🦋🌸🦋
Jerry King
Raw....the only word i can think of to describe this.
Jessica and Sienna
Beautiful 😭😭😭😭
Jimmy Siroki
Goodbye my lover goodbye my friend thanks for 17 amazing years 😥😥😥
Juan Antonio
It’s crazy that he sounds exactly like he does in the album
Katy H
wow, Little Finger can sing!
Keath Graham
What a touching performance. \
Keith W
I am this song
Kevin Enrique Carranza Suarez
I think he was hurt In the past because in all the videos I see the pain in his eyes and make me feel sad and with this song is worst for me... nice very nice song and voice is perfect 👌
Lagerwal
That silver grey man bending over just gets to me
Leanda Arlt
i lost my dad a year ago this song reminds me of my parents married 54 years and true love. i miss him and cry everyday . my life is so messed up and he was always my rock the one and only person that always loved me no matter what, i need his advice more than ever.
Lim Wesiang
One of the best live performance I have ever seen. Awesome. Touching. Fantastic. Bravo.
Luciana y alex youtubers
Gotan
M W
Fu kin legit. What an excellent performer/performance. Those shoes, icing on the cake. Spot on dapper my man. (☆☆☆☆☆)
M888ARK Mark
Yea good bye. ...
Malicious Megan
the magic of this song is how he sings as if he was talking to her directly...
Marian Van IJzendoorn
Triest lied,maar perfect ,de emoties hoor je duidelijk,ongelofelijke goede zanger.liefs marian
Martin koehorst
This is perfect ........
Matius Zhu
oh man, he sang it as if his ex was one of the audience.
Max Max
The most emotional performance I’ve ever seen
Melanie Marshall
Beautiful always this song.. Xo
Milowfan321
such a nice one \u003c3
Mr C
Thought James was going to cry! Emotional words.
No One
When youve smoked or drunk too much and you can't forget.......you end up here.
P K
There was a boy I used to know... he was from Oxford, Bloxham to be precise. We used to have a long distance relationship, but for some reason it was the strongest out of any. I would go visit him and the time we spend together felt timeless... and at a time when I was too naive to appreciate what I had, I under valued him at the time and didn't make the best decisions. I ended up losing him and every word sung in this song literally brought me to tears, as nothing ever spoke out to me in such a way, right into my very soul inside me.\n\nI just wanted to say thankyou Jack for every single day that we shared time together and gave up a piece of ourselves for eachother. I will never ever forget you, and you will ALWAYS be the one for me. \u003c/3\n\nPeter.
Panda Bear
A moment that no one in that audience will ever forget. A soul was bared.
Paul A
One of the most talented artists I've ever seen!!
Peaceful Stranger
I'm sorry but I'm jealous of every single person watched him singing this masterpiece live
PhantomPlayin
Never seen anyone sing with so much passion and emotion ever
Rafaela Almeida
Did I disappoint you or let you down?\nShould I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?\n'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,\nYes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.\n\nSo I took what's mine by eternal right.\nTook your soul out into the night.\nIt may be over but it won't stop there,\nI am here for you if you'd only care.\n\nYou touched my heart you touched my soul.\nYou changed my life and all my goals.\nAnd love is blind and that I knew when,\nMy heart was blinded by you.\n\nI've kissed your lips and held your head.\nShared your dreams and shared your bed.\nI know you well, I know your smell.\nI've been addicted to you.\n\nGoodbye my lover.\nGoodbye my friend.\nYou have been the one.\nYou have been the one for me.\n\nI am a dreamer but when I wake,\nYou can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.\nAnd as you move on, remember me,\nRemember us and all we used to be\n\nI've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.\nI've watched you sleeping for a while.\nI'd be the father of your child.\nI'd spend a lifetime with you.\n\nI know your fears and you know mine.\nWe've had our doubts but now we're fine,\nAnd I love you, I swear that's true.\nI cannot live without you.\n\nGoodbye my lover.\nGoodbye my friend.\nYou have been the one.\nYou have been the one for me.\n\nAnd I still hold your hand in mine.\nIn mine when I'm asleep.\nAnd I will bear my soul in time,\nWhen I'm kneeling at your feet.\n\nGoodbye my lover.\nGoodbye my friend.\nYou have been the one.\nYou have been the one for me.\n\nI'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.\nI'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow
Ray Jennings
He wasn't just singing a song here. He was living his life again. Just watch his facial expressions.
RobbieBoss
..so much Respect for you James♥
Robinsinpost
Can people EVER stop recording with their mobile phones and just sit still and enjoy the moment?
Rory Stewart
Think this is my favourite rendition of this song
S&m L&m
Me and my partner just split after 10 years and this truly shakes my heart
SONIC FOXX MUSIC
Don't even think about taking your eyes off the chap with the grey hair and grey suit...\n\n..HEAD BOWED at 3.44.....one word ....REFLECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smaoui
No autotune, no shit , REAL lyrics .. pure talent .. \u003c3
Sorte Hans
It's hard to watch the old man who is in the crowd , it looks like he miss somebody.. mabye his wife died :(
Sufyaan Ahmed
There's something so unique and beautiful about James voice.
SuperPhilcool
Sorry I disappointed you and let you down 🙏 Its harder now we basically strangers than actually breaking up. we 4/5 years on I still love you. you'll probably never see this. So wish it could of been different. And I still hold your hand in my sleep 😫
Tadas Blindavicius
Amazing sincerely.
That Nerd Is Cool
True passion. Wow.
The Gentleman Cave
this song always bring back all the memories ... miss you Beb
adamscott
Wow...
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buffalo182
what a performance
conor boyle
He gets so much slagging, yet he's an absolute gent and a quality musician - great performance
draakmanz
1:18 emotions taking over =/ stumbling on his own lyrics
irishmangiant
There is a direct correlation to James Blunt's performances and the suicide rate in the U.K
ironicl3
Its hard to not cry.. 😢
jay williams
Blown away by this performance, and his incredible song writing
jody fox
This songs describes my heart perfectly
maxence franchimont
how can u dislike this amazing song and singer for real
metoo youtoo
Wow, what a performance, bravo.!!
mikamika mika
I have not been crying this hard for years,i hid my feelings until i become heartless, not able to respond any kind of sadness, but this one performance just caught me off guard, i cried like a bitch
night on the tiles
I'm not ashamed to admit I cry when I listen to this.. Reminder of the wonderful women I was with for 25 yrs.. Unfortunately she decided to go another path.. Still I should be thankful for so many years with her.. Strangers now and that's more painful than splitting
simone castedo
Boa linda amo
smiLing ______
Wow
stephen collins
Right who hurt James??? I want a name and an address, I will not let this go Unpunished 🤨🤨😂
tomuscranius
Smashed it.
vedat bzn
Goodbye my friend