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George Ezra: Budapest Meaning


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Song Released: 2014

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My house in Budapest
My hidden treasure chest,
Golden grand piano
My beautiful Castillo

For you
I’d leave it all

My acres of a land
I have achieved
It may be hard for you to,
Stop and believe

But for you
I’d Leave it...


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    Jun 5th, 2015 6:55pm report

    He has a love bond so strong that he would give anything up to be with the one he loves and his parents don't approve of this


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    Jul 19th, 2014 7:43am report

    The song means that while he has it 'all' ('all' being worldly possessions), he would gladly give it all up to be with "You". If he had to choose, he would choose "You" over all of the material things he has.


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    Apr 3rd, 2015 4:33pm report

    This song by George Ezra is about a man who is so completely devoted, if not in love with, a woman who lives far away or cannot be with him for a similar reason. His family tells him that it won't work, but he doesn't give up, telling the woman that he would leave every physical possession of his to be with her, leaving the audience with the message that people are more important than things.


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    Dec 13th, 2016 12:35pm report

    It is about Budapest and Budapest and Chex.

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    Nov 17th, 2016 11:48pm report

    I feel as if this is a song written for an arranged marriage and also slight racism. I know that doesn't make any sense yet, but just listen, okay?
    In some countries, many people are not allowed to marry outside their races. If they do love someone who is different, then they would most likely get disowned. For instance, an Indian girl falling in love with an European. This would normally be frowned upon, and the girl could possibly be disowned from her family.
    This song could also mean someone rich falling in love with someone poor, and again, I take an example of Old India, where there were different castes, and no mixing was allowed in the castes.

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    Feb 6th, 2016 2:41am report

    He saw a dragon whilst driving down the highway, this led him to chocolate village then he suddenly thought "F*** IT"! Then he hopped onto the magic carpet of parallel lines causing him to see visions of Jesus eating a burger. Bacon, burger bacon, yummy in my tummy!


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    Aug 8th, 2015 8:19pm report

    The abdication of King Edward VIII to marry his American girlfriend who had been married twice before. He would have to give up everything to marry her - and he did.. Look it up.


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    Jun 19th, 2015 6:49am report

    In India, tradition was for marriages to be arranged. He loves a girl who is not the one his parents intended, so he is saying he would give up all of his wordy possessions, including his home "castillo" and his family. In a country with arranged marriages, marrying someone else would mean giving up the family. In addition, he says, "who says I should never change" meaning change from his family's beliefs etc.


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    May 6th, 2015 5:49pm report

    Castillo is Spanish for castle, but the urban dictionary also lists the classic definition as a woman of questionable virtue (or a prostitute). This meaning makes more sense than a castle as his friends and family does not approve of the romance. So he would give it all up to be with a woman of questionable virtue.

    My friends and family
    They, don't understand
    They fear they'd lose so much
    If you take my hand



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    May 6th, 2015 5:49pm report

    Ezra's lyrics are about things that are yet to come. The castle- (or prostitute), the treasure, the piano, and the Budapest property are all things that he does not own, but dreams of. When he refers to his love, he is telling her that he would give up not only the things he holds dear, but the things he doesn't even have- just to be with her.


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    Apr 18th, 2015 4:11am report

    In an interview, George Ezra is asked about how the Eurovision contest was involved with his song Budapest. He was in a city in Europe (NOT Budapest) and ended up spending time with two new female friends who told him about the Eurovision song contest. They convinced him to stay and watch, and they partied a little too hard while watching. The two girls and he went their separate ways the next day, but he no longer had enough time to make his train trip to Budapest. He worked on the song on the train on the way to his next destination.

    It could have come from an inspiration of his experience. He literally gave up Budapest to be in the company of these two women to enjoy the Eurovision contest with them.

    A songwriter's imagination can take it from there.

    Saw his interview on Youtube.



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    Apr 16th, 2015 4:13am report

    The word Castillo is Spanish for "castle" - he's still talking about his beloved home in Budapest when he refers to my beautiful Castillo - it has nothing to do with a composer named Castillo or his love for music. The song is very simple. He is in love with someone for whom he is willing to give up his home in Budapest that he loves so much - his castle - and everything else despite what anyone else might think. His love for whomever the "you" is in the song outweighs everything else he knows and loves.


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    Apr 12th, 2015 4:36am report

    If he gave it all up she wouldn't want him.


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    Mar 31st, 2015 3:12pm report

    this is about how he has a house in budapest

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    Mar 26th, 2015 3:01am report

    This song is about George Ezra falling in love with a beautiful girl from Budapest, Hungary. This is all about his longings to be with the girl, leave all his British background behind to try the seductive wilderness of the Eastern Europe.

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    Feb 10th, 2015 2:09am report

    I love this website. The forbidden hello is my favourite!

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    Jan 23rd, 2015 1:35pm report

    Basically saying that he loves 'you'. He has all of this (Golden grand piano, house in Budapest, acres of land, etc etc.), but he'd give it all up for 'you'.


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    Jan 10th, 2015 1:33pm report

    It's a twist on a love song. Ezra lists his belongings that he has and in the future will have (house in Budapest)-showing his devotion and how much he actually would do and give up to have her-also what he has to offer.

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