It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the song reached number one and number america the beautiful lyrics pdf respectively. October 2012 over three million in the United States.

In 2012, a new version of the single was issued in Japan. Remix, featuring Japanese performer Keri, was issued on 28 March 2012. Blunt refuses to confirm nor deny this. Blunt said of the song, “It’s kind of miserable. It was about seeing my ex-girlfriend on the Underground in London with her new man, who I didn’t know existed. She and I caught eyes and lived a lifetime in that moment, but didn’t do anything about it and haven’t seen each other since.

Several versions of the song exist. Acoustic, live and DVD versions have also been released. When asked about the song, Blunt responded, “It’s probably one of the least meaningful songs on the album and by no means people’s favourite. The album is like a book covering various aspects of life in a specific order. Sacha Skarbek said their collaboration on the song began when Blunt brought the title and the approach of the chorus to a songwriting session. Skarbek’s contribution largely focused on the music aspect to the track, contributing chord ideas for the verses, honing the melodies, and making sure the song stuck to, “a couple of key hooks rather than making it too complicated”. The mistimed delivery was left in the final recording, but omitted in radio versions.