When he said “I’m at a party I don’t wanna be at” I freakin’ felt that.
Ed Sheeran is the king of songwriting in the pop scene. He has tastefully mastered beautiful ballads, essentially created his own sub-genre of British rap, and is responsible for handfuls of Pop hits. Aside from songwriting, Sheeran is iconic in his slight social-awkwardness. In recognition of his new album, No. 6 Collaboration, I’ve dug up all of Sheeran’s most relatable lyrics. The brutally honest, socially incapable, and utterly relevant.
#10: “The club isn’t the best place to find a lover so the bar is where I go” – Shape of You.
This one is interesting. Is the bar a better place to find a lover? Doubtful. Are we still going there in hopes of finding Mr/Mrs Right? You bet. OR is it that the bar is where you go to find long-term love and the club is for a one-time love? Either way, we’ve all been there.
#9: “And I’ve got no plans for the weekend,” –Drunk.
An anthem for the couch-driven Netflix-watching introvert.
#8: “Never believe the bullshit that fake guys feed to ya”—You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.
Oh Ed, this one needs to be a RedBubble sticker on every college-aged girl’s laptop across the nation.
#7: “I could use some help gettin’ out of this conversation”—Beautiful People.
Applicable moments: when the grandparents are asking what you plan on doing with your life. Running into your ex in the pharmacy pick-up line. Accidentally leaking your political affiliation and then being asked to explain to an estranged peer from high school. The small talk in between you and the cashier when buying something embarrassing (laxatives).
#6: “I’m at a party I don’t wanna be at… wonderin’ if could sneak out the back”—I Don’t Care.
High school reunions, mostly, but also that bachelor/ette party you didn’t really want to, among other obligation-related social events. Or just all parties in general. No judgment.
#5: “Don’t think I fit in at this party”—I Don’t Care.
See above for reference. Still relevant.
#4: “But for tonight I want to fall in love”—I’m a Mess.
The key here is the use of “for tonight” as it suggests solely in this moment. Falling in love is scary, and the fear of commitment is enough to push many away from happily ever after. But there are perks to love that maybe can just be experienced on a one-night basis.
#3: “She stay trippin’, and she crazy”—Cross Me.
Cause it’s a hot girl summer, and we all have a little bit of crazy in us.
#2: “And I know you love Shrek, cause we’ve watched it twelve times”—Wake Me Up.
Alright maybe this isn’t relevant to everyone, but if you don’t stan Shrek we have big issues.
#1: Literally, every single line to Don’t