Grammy-winning singer/song writer Ed Sheeran recently announced his engagement with his long-term girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. Sheerios have mixed reactions with that news – most of them expressed their happiness because they adore him so much, and his music, and finding out that his love life is blooming makes them feel emotional. Some are actually sad because they now have someone to share Ed with, jealousy strikes!
Well, either you are on the same level of relationship goals with Ed and Cherry or you are one solo-flight bird this coming Valentines, these 10 underrated songs from the artist himself would make you want to fall in love with that special someone.
Wake Me Up
‘Wake Me Up’ describes the pure feeling of being in love with someone from the minute you wake up in the morning as well as talking about the small things that make a relationship work like watching Shrek DVDs twelve times and playing video games with a girlfriend’s little brother. Ideal song for those who want to reminisce the good times and beautiful memories you had with ‘that’ person.
Best lyric: “And you will never know, just how beautiful you are to me, but maybe I’m just in love when you wake me up.”
‘This’ talks about feeling positive about a new relationship – one that would make you do sacrifices. But when something goes wrong along the way, this song ends on a positive note as Ed hopes for a fresh start. This song is fit for those who are willing to do everything for the people they love – despite being hurt in the past.
Best lyric: “You are the one that make me loose it all, you are the start of something new.”
This song is made to motivate those people who have been in a close relationship with a friend, and without realizing it, they actually fell in love with each other. Perfect for those people who have been secretly in love with their best friend for years. Listen and have the courage to grab the chance and creative something beautiful and memorable with that person, before it’s too late.
Best lyric: “I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet.”
In this song, Ed describes the girl he is in love with to be just as beautiful as Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, and like the island, her beauty is admired by many. To those who are hopeless romantic and at the same time wishing for a person who would appreciate and accept who they are – this song would bring tears to your eyes.
Best lyric: “Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need.”
This ballad revolves around the metaphor of tears and the sea. Despite getting hurt numerous times in the span of your relationship, this song will remind you that no matter how many times you’ll get your heart broken by the same person – you will endure and continue saving the person you love. Get some Kleenex ready for the deep feels this song would bring!
Best Lyric: “When salted tears won’t dry, I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves under your eyes.”
This song tells about a love that doesn’t feel too right but it brings you a happier outlook on life. Loving someone doesn’t happen overnight, and if you keep that person close to you, you will eventually fall deeper in love, in no time. Fit for those who is willing to take a risk in loving someone – sometimes, that is all you need to do to be together and enjoy the wonders of life!
Best Lyric:“You’re the one to help me get to sleep.”
This song, as explained by Ed before, is about the time when he and his girlfriend found a little bird with a broken leg which they tried to nurse back to health. They failed and somehow he lets on through the lyrics that it was his fault that they did fail. Metaphorically, some suggests that the bird with the broken leg is really their relationship. Listen and reflect how one mistake can make or break something important, such as the bond with your loved ones.
Best lyric: “Come inside for a little home made tea and if you fall asleep then at least you’re next to me.”
Fall is about having strong feelings for another person and wondering if they feel the same way. When you find that person you share your dreams with and you want to achieve them with – you hope they would feel the same way towards you. This suits those people who are loving someone without assurance that they will be loved back.
Best lyric:“You and I, we’re lifted over the edge.”
Here, Ed talks about the type of love that makes you feel like you’re back in school again and follows the intensity of a new relationship that feels new and exciting. Grade 8 in UK music exams mean you are the best so this means that person is playing with his heart and making him fall in love with her. Takes you back to memory lane with your old crush or high-school sweetheart!
Best lyric: “You’re strumming on my heart strings like you were a grade 8 but I never felt this way.”
The references to cold coffee are relatable to how she makes him feel when he is in her presence. She makes him feel alive and her presence brings spontaneous feelings of excitement throughout his body. These are feelings you get when you meet someone special and are beginning to fall for that person. Listen and look back on how someone’s company and presence made you feel- special or confused?
Best lyric: “Stay with me forever or you could stay with me for now.”