24 Of The Best Ed Sheeran Lyrics From Each Of His Albums


“The A Team”

White lips, pale face
Breathing in snowflakes
Burnt lungs, sour taste


But our house gets cold when you cut the heating
Without you to hold I’ll be freezing
Can’t rely on my heart to beat it
‘Cause you take part of it every evening


Weeks pass in the blink of an eye
And I’m still drunk at the end of the night
I don’t drink like everybody else
I do it to forget things about myself
I’m stumbling forward with head spin I’ve got
My mind’s with you but my heart’s just not

“The City”

What I do isn’t up to you
And if the city never sleeps
Then that makes two

“You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

They say I’m up and coming like I’m fucking in an elevator

“Give Me Love”

Give me love like her
‘Cause lately I’ve been waking up alone
Paint splattered teardrops on my shirt
Told you I’d let them go

Loose Change

“One Night”

Lying in a bedroom
Lighting up a Benson
Face hair is growing
So I cut it with a vengeance
Hey, did I mention
As she makes an entrance
Said I had a tendency
To finish off a sentence

“Little Bird”

But if I kissed you
Will your mouth read this truth?
Darling, how I miss you
Strawberries taste how lips do
And it’s not complete yet
Mustn’t get our feet wet
‘Cause that leads to regret
Diving in too soon


There’s a firefly
Loose tonight
Better catch it
Before it burns this place down
And I lie
If I don’t feel so right
But the world looks better
Through your eyes

“Let It Out”

And you speak to me
Behind your dark green stare
And you let me be
As if I wasn’t there



Tell me that you turned down the man
Who asked for your hand
‘Cause you’re waiting for me
And I know, you’re gonna be away a while
But I’ve got no plans at all to leave

“I’m A Mess”

I messed up this time
Late last night
Drinking to suppress devotion
With fingers intertwined
I can’t shake this feeling now
We’re going through the motions
Hoping you’d stop


Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
But it’s the only thing that I know
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive


I’ve been looking for a love
Thought I’d find it really boring
God make me another one
I’ll be feeling this tomorrow
Lord forgive me for the things I’ve done
I was never meant to hurt no one
And I saw scars upon her brokenhearted dove

“Thinking Out Loud”

‘Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it’s evergreen
Baby your smile’s forever in my mind and memory



You and I
Learning to speak
With kisses on cheeks

“Cold Coffee”

She’s like cold coffee in the morning
I’m drunk off last nights whiskey and coke
She’ll make me shiver without warning
And make me laugh as if I’m in on the joke

“You” featuring Wiley

And when the sun falls down I’ll be up again
I never close my eyes,
And if the dawn might break I’ll see nothing when
My thoughts are only you and my mind is over you
My thoughts are over you and these words are all for you


“Castle On The Hill”

15 years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes
Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends
Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don’t reckon that I did it right
But I was younger then, take me back to when

“Shape Of You”

The club isn’t the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots
Drinking fast and then we talk slow

“Galway Girl”

And now we’ve outstayed our welcome and it’s closing time
I was holding her hand, her hand was holding mine
Our coats both smell of smoke, whiskey and wine
As we fill up our lungs with the cold air of the night
I walked her home then she took me inside
To finish some Doritos and another bottle of wine
I swear I’m gonna put you in a song that I write
About a Galway girl and a perfect night


Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody love you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal, baby
If you’re moving on with someone new
‘Cause baby you look happier, you do

“Save Myself”

Offered off my shoulder just for you to cry upon
Gave you constant shelter and a bed to keep you warm
They gave me the heartache and in return I gave a song
It goes on and on


Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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