OKAY I ACTUALLY REALLY FUCKING LOVE MY COUNTRY’S SONG THIS YEAR THE LYRICS ARE SO GOOD I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO IT FOR DAYS ON LOOP ALSO ALMA IS VERY PRETTY AND NICE SO Y’ALL BETTER VOTE FOR FRANCE AND MAKE HER HAPPY OR I’M COMING FOR YOU
okay but what if jungkook used to tease jimin by not calling him ‘hyung’ because he wants Jimin to see him as someone equal as him not as the youngest member in the group, because he don’t want jimin to love him as a baby brother he don’t want jimin to love him because he is cute and because he is the youngest among them, because he wants jimin to see him as a man that he could love and could love him back too so thats why he always making fun of Jimin also thats why jungkook works out a lot because kids are not supposed to have muscles right? kids are not supposed to look sexy right? that way maybe his jimin hyung will look at him as a man
is easily one of Ed’s best and most honest raps I think he’s put out there.
YNMIDNY and Take It Back have more the undertones of not giving a fuck about
what the industry thinks and staying a step ahead while being aware of the
darkness to avoid. Eraser shows the side of Ed I feel he had been trying to
hide from us. It’s honest about his struggles and alludes to cocaine, which is
a terrifying drug (not that he needs to be told). It seems to be an almost apology for the
wrong turns he’s made throughout his career; to us, to his family and friends,
and to himself. I think this song is the perfect reminder as to why Ed took his
year long break to find himself and his happiness again and for that reason it
is a perfect opener for this album. It forever warms my heart endlessly to know
Ed trusts us with songs like this that are so brutally honest and full of his
deepest emotions. I feel happy that he can open up and get these feelings out,
but I hope he never feels like he needs to apologize to us for things like
this. This is a reminder that celebrities are real people too, just like you
and me. It can’t be easy to live under a microscope all the time. I hope he
knows how much we love and appreciate him. We are well aware he is not a
perfect person and it is totally acceptable to make these mistakes and lose
yourself because everyone does.
Castle on the Hill: I
remember when Ed dropped this song and Shape of You at the same time, I was
immediately drawn to this one despite the ABSOLUTE BOP that Shape of You is. It
made me feel so nostalgic for a childhood that wasn’t even mine and that is an
amazing talent that no other artist has ever really made me feel (besides when
I was 4 and first heard ‘butterfly kisses’ with my dad). This song made me, for
the first time in my entire existence, feel nostalgic for my home town, I
remember being back on campus in the city and crying in my bed about home AND I
WAS MISERABLE IN MY HOME TOWN. I have always heard that nostalgia is a dirty
liar and they would be right. But I found that, even though I hated home, I
felt a longingness to be there and was reminded of the little moments of
drinking in corn field at my friends barn and running through fences when the
neighbors called the cops, of driving down every country road around my house
with my dog or best friend listening to music, of all the little memories Ed
sang about. It gave me an over powering feeling of excitement for the future;
to look back and feel happy and whole at my life as ed does. As I have said so
many times, I feel blessed to be alive at the same time as an artist like Ed
Sheeran. He trusts us with these personal feelings. Hearing this song reminded
me a lot of the same sensation I got from watching the Photograph music video.
I felt like he had let us into such a different point in his life, before fame
and music and before we existed in the same world. Letting us into his
childhood and pre-fame life is such a big deal and he has no obligation to tell
us anything about his past. I’m lucky to love an artist that acts as our friend
in telling us childhood stories and secrets.
one if for sure in the top 3 best of this album. I love the beat and the whole idea
of starting a relationship and being nervous on whether or not to trust them or
to just dive in. I think this might be the most relatable and best song both
lyrically and sound wise on this album. Also, I low key see this as an Ath*na
drag… do with that what you will.
Shape of You: I’m
very happy Ed released this song first because it’s catchy and attracted more
people to the album and him in general. It’s a very different sound and at first
listen, I thought it was the SING of divide and didn’t love it, though it is an
absolute tune. As I listen to it more, the more I really hear the lyrics. I appreciate
a big star like Ed writing a song about the female body without degrading it.
Also, he is talking about the entire shape of the female body; any and all
types. As someone who has struggled with eating disorders and body image
issues, it actually made me tear up a bit when he talked about appreciating the
female body because the media usually puts pressure on women to look a certain
way that isn’t possible and I guess I just really love Ed’s appreciation of
women in every sense that he does. Also, that music video actually killed me
and is absolute perfection. *cough**cough* SHIRTLESS ED!!
knew this song would be my favorite on the album because Ed had told us that
this song was about Cherry and you all know how hard I ship them. Lyrically
this song is beautiful. I think it really shows a very happy and in love side
of Ed that we didn’t really get in + or x and I love that he is happy now. It is
the purest song I have ever heard and an amazing change of pace from all of Ed’s
other love songs because it’s not so sad. Thank you Ed for sharing yet another extremely
personal part and emotion in your life. Cherry is extremely lucky to have such
a beautiful song written for her AND I BETTER BE INVITED TO THIS WEDDING.
This song makes me want to take Irish dancing again like I did when I was 4
years old just so I have the proper dance moves for this tour. I really appreciate
hearing Ed say “pretty little” and sing about Irish girls. I had heard that
this song wasn’t approved by his label because I guess Irish folk music isn’t
popular but bitch now it is. I appreciate that Ed has always felt he could stay
true to himself and where he comes from in his music. He is always 100% honest
and embodies his roots, even when it’s not “the popular” thing to do. He had always
talked about how important it is for artists to break in America to make it
big, so most artists gear their art towards the American audience; Ed, though,
has always kept it diverse and different. He further emphasizes the importance
of being yourself to be the most successful you can be. Without realizing it,
Ed has influenced and inspired so many people, whether it be in pursuing a
musical career or just going out and doing what you want regardless of what
anyone says. What a guy, what a bop.
one was such a tease because I was really expecting a happy song but instead I got
my heart ripped out. I think this goes with New Man because it’s about moving on
from someone. It’s very heartbreaking to see someone you loved be happier with
someone else and learn to be okay with it because if you really loved them you’d
be happy for them regardless on if it includes you. This is another + vibes
song and a sad song, and I live for the sad songs.
New Man: This
song is a great change in pace and it gets goofy but is also serious. This is
part of The Holy TrinityTM: YNMIDNY, Take It Back, and now New Man. This
is such a drag on the fuck boys and I appreciate it and the fact that, even big
famous popstar Ed, isn’t a fuck boy. This song drags this New Man to the
deepest pits of hell with a catchy beat and lyrics about bleached assholes. Clearly
this song is the quality content we all expected on this album and this
honestly has to be in my top 3 favorite tracks on this album.
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here: For whatever reason, I really thought this was going
to be the next Take It Back. I thought it was going to be a rap but again I WAS
WRONG. This is the only time I actually enjoy being wrong and I should just
learn to expect it with Ed because he’s always doing some type of shit to surprise
us. It ended up being one of the sweetest songs on the album. It really
continues on from Perfect and it makes my heart feel so full when I think of
how happy he is now. As a fan, I think our job is to support his career but
also respect his personal life and encourage his happiness; even if that doesn’t
include us. This song just fills my heart and warms me at the thought of the place
someone must be in to write songs like this. I feel lucky to hear it and anyone
who has been through heart break and come out the other side can relate to the
complete feeling you find in someone that you know won’t do that to you again.
Ed somehow has the talent to make me feel in love when I’m not and has the ability
to articulate the sweetest and purest feelings through amazing lyrics and song.
What Do I Know: To
be completely honest, this is my least favorite song on the album and the only
one I don’t really like. Ed had said his favorite lyric was in this song (Love
can change the world) but I personally find it generic. Whoops. I do like the
beat and how he mentioned his father. This album has such a big emphasis on
family and love, so lyrically it related to that. But yeah not my favorite so I
How Would You Feel (Paean): I love this song and I’m adding it to the second Holy
TrinityTM on this album: Perfect, Hearts Don’t Break Around Here,
and How Would You Feel. These all truly embrace the happy and in love feeling
of this album and of course I love any song about Cherry. The story behind this
song actually makes me kind of laugh because Ed had only just reconnected with
Cherry a week before writing this and he says he loves her. I actually really
do love the sound of this song, though to be honest it’s not my favorite on the
album or lyrically. I think I didn’t dismiss this song because of the back
story of it. I think this song has a very + feel to it about being young and
innocently in love and I really live for that. It’s a very soft and beautifully
written insight to the very precious and personal time in their relationship.
Supermarket Flowers: OH GOD HERE COMES THE WATER WORKS. This song killed me
just like I had expected. Ed has always been incredible at writing songs in
honor of other people. I think this song killed me just as much as Afire Love
did because I had just lost my great grandmother a week before this album was
released. I felt an incredible connection to putting someone to rest and
getting supermarket flowers to decorate their grave. It’s heartbreaking but
also peaceful to know they are at rest. “you are an angel in the shape of my
mom” killed me because I have never heard someone describe having an angel in
such a beautiful way, as well as “heaven singing hallelujah you’re home”
describing the peace that comes at knowing someone’s at rest. He wrote this
song for his mother and played it at his grandmother’s funeral, which is so personal
Ed sing in Spanish was beautiful and amusing because I don’t think it was
proper Spanish, but again I love the very worldly vibes that came with this
album. I think this year off was both good for Ed’s mental health and his
sound. It’s not only lyrically diverse but also sound and culture diverse and I
love it. I feel like I’m traveling around the world listening to this album.
Bibi Be Ye Ye: I
was especially excited for this song because I knew it was the song he wrote in
Africa. This song truly embodies the theme of Divide and its diverse sounds. I remember
when x came out and people were complaining that he “sold out” to pop and lost
his sound, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was pleasantly
surprised that Ed took such a big leap in sound and really changed his image
and I loved it. He got to experiment and find himself in x and I think that gave
way to his confidence to make Divide because he did so well last time with the
diversity. I appreciate the he takes sounds from all over the world and
represents other cultures while still respecting them and of course giving them
credit. This is also such a BOP and the upbeat kind of song that it going to
make everyone dance at his concerts.
Nancy Mulligan: This
is an absolute BOP and the story behind it is amazing. It’s quite amazing that
he wrote a song in the point of view of his grandfather, much like how I was
blown away by Small Bump. The idea that he could embody the view point of a
love story that happened years before he was born is quite amazing. One of the
things I enjoyed most about this album was his focus on love and family and
this song fuses them together with a very Irish sound. When this song title
came up on the track list before the album was dropped, I was very curious to
find out who this song was about because WHO IS NANCY? Ed being Ed didn’t fail
to let us in on not only his very personal life but also his grandparents love
story, which is quite an amazing tale. Like so many of Ed’s songs, I felt like I
was almost invading someone personal space or listening in to a deep
conversation that I was not part of. It is so personal and no matter how many
times Ed is open and honest with us, I still get blown away; especially with
this song in the fact that he references his grandmother in the point of view
of his late grandfather. His story telling skills forever give me chills and
take my breath away. I can only imagine what his grandmother must feel
listening to this.
Save Myself: Jesus
I was not ready for this song. It had so much pain in it and it kills me to
know how greedy and selfish people are towards people who give and are the most
selfless. It worries me a lot about Ed, but again I think this song compliments
Eraser. He really needed the break from fame and especially his phone. I hope
Ed learns to say no and to learn to be a little more selfish when it comes to
giving people things, and I hope people who took and took from him learn to be
more appreciative. I could say so much more about that, but I think I’ve
So, overall I think this
is the best album Ed wrote and I love every song on it, which is a first! He
was so open and honest with us about his family, emotions, love, pain, and
loss. I appreciate Ed and all he gives us. Love you Ed, I wish you a long life
A/N: Part 5B 😍 I am killing myself with my expectations. 😂 You can read the related mini-series and the previous parts here: (Mini-series - Masterlist; Mini-series Spin-off: ‘Unexpected Reader’ and ‘Little Ways Away’ - Masterlist; 'She Said Yes: Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4/Part 5A’)
You and Chris took a cab to TD Garden the day of the concert because you both agreed that parking would have been a bitch even if you did get there early. You were both right because though the gates only opened at 5:30PM, there were already hundreds and thousands of people waiting and wandering the area. You’d wanted to show up a little later, when it was closer to the opening so you didn’t have to wait with the rest of the fans considering who your fiancé was and how many times your face had been on a magazine. But Chris said it would’ve been in your best interest if the two of you got there earlier, something about beating the even bigger crowd. So here the two of you were, outside TD Garden with all the other eager fans, hiding your faces with sunglasses and baseball caps.
“Come here,” Chris pulled you along with him as he walked outside the barrier, trying to cut to the front of the line. You yanked on Chris’ hand when you heard people yelling at the two of you, demanding you to “cue like the rest of us!” You fought, but as always- Chris proved to be much stronger than you, so you kept you head down and followed him. “Chris Evans,” he whispered his name to the man at the door, passing him a notecard that had something scribbled across the top.
“I’ve got Chris Evans at the door, Chris Evans has arrived.” The man spoke into his communication device, then nodded at the response. “We’ve got someone coming out to meet you,” he told Chris and your heart jumped with excitement. Chris looked over at you, chuckling, when you squealed as quietly as you could. “They’ll give you a pair of VIP passes, please keep them around your neck at all times. After you,” he opened the door for the both of you and Chris walked in, pulling an overexcited you in with him.
“Oh my God, Chris!” You whispered-shouted, making Chris chuckle. “This is so cool, I’ve never been a proper VIP with extra privileges before. When I went to see Taylor Swift with my mom, we did not get this treatment. We cued like the rest of them,” you told him and he released your hand to wrap an arm around you.
“Well, no more,” he whispered into your hair when he kissed your head. “You are only going to get VIP treatment from now on, I promise.” You smiled as you looped you arm around his waist, leaning into him.
“Chris Evans and Y/N Y/L/N,” a very familiar British accent greeted the both of you and you tripped over nothing, stumbling slightly. You looked up and saw Ed Sheeran walking towards the both of you with two passes in his hand, swinging in the air. Your jaw dropped and you darted your gaze at Chris then back at Ed, then again at Chris. No words would fathom your thoughts and emotions at that very moment; you were absolutely starstruck. “Welcome to my Divide tour.” He passed the passes to Chris who took it with a grateful smile.
“You’re Ed Sheeran,” was all you could get out, much like the first time you laid eyes on Chris. Both Chris and Ed chuckled, like they’d talked about how your first reaction would be upon meeting him. “Oh my God,” your voice quivered as you breathed out those three words. “This is amazing,” you whispered to yourself.
“She’s a big, big fan,” Chris chuckled, holding out his hand to shake Ed’s. “Thank you so much for this, I don’t know how I would’ve gotten tickets if it weren’t for you.” Ed smiled and nodded, then looked over at you. You smiled, but still couldn’t find the words to speak. “Yeah, she’s going to need a few minutes I think.”
“That’s alright,” Ed chuckled and beckoned his head for the two of you to follow him. “We’ve got all night.” Chris stopped you for a brief moment, moving in front of you to loop the pass over your head. He pinched your chin, winking when you whispered-screamed nothing at him. He looped the pass over his own head then took your hand and continued following Ed down the hall. “How’s filming going?” Ed quizzed, glancing back at you and Chris.
“It’s going,” Chris chuckled. “I’m ready to call it a day and head home to my girl here.” He squeezed your hand and you smiled at him. “What about you? Still a long way to go before you head home?” Ed nodded, chuckling. “Well, at least we’re doing what we love.”
“That’s true,” Ed agreed, then his gaze fell on you and he smiled. “How are you doing there, Y/N?”
“I think I can speak now,” you chuckled nervously and both guys smiled. Ed slowed to walk beside you, rather than in front. “Thank you so much for helping Chris get tickets, Ed- or Mr. Sheeran? Oh God,” you mumbled to yourself, “I don’t know what to call Ed Sheeran.”
“Ed’s fine,” Ed told you with a soft chuckle and you nodded in acknowledgment. “And it’s really no problem at all, Captain America asks for my help to save his world?” You looked up at Chris and he smiled, beckoning his head to your charm bracelet where he’d a charm made calling you his world. “I can’t really say no to that, now can I? I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic myself, so I like a good love story and yours- it’s brilliant.”
“Thank you,” you and Chris replied simultaneously; Chris’ voice more stable and firm than yours. “We actually really love your song, 'Perfect’,” you told Ed and he smiled. “It is a very good summary of our relationship, or where we want our relationship to end up.”
“Chris mentioned that on the phone,” Ed informed you and you turned to Chris, smiling. “Which is why later when I dedicate that song to a very special couple in the crowd, you’ll know it’s for the both of you. I don’t think I should mention any names for safety reasons.” He chuckled when you and Chris nodded with pursed lips. “Anyway, this is my dressing room.” He opened the door and beckoned the both of you in. “You’re more than welcome to hang out, I have a feeling there are some things we need to discuss. Isn’t that right, Chris?” He quizzed with a knowing smile.
“Right,” Chris nodded with the same knowing smile.
“What’s going on?” You asked, glancing between the two.
“I may have made some premature wedding decisions without you,” Chris told you and your eyes narrowed in confusion. “I know we said we’d discuss everything, but- there was a very good offer that I couldn’t refuse.” You scoffed with a frown, facials asking “what did you do?” Chris bit back his smile as he said, “I may have booked our wedding band already.”
“You did what?” You frowned. “Why would you do that?” You asked, somehow not connecting the dots that there was a reason Chris was taking you to an Ed Sheeran concert as well as getting you a meeting with Ed Sheeran. God, you were one thick bag of soup. “We haven’t even picked a date and you’re arranging a wedding band?”
“Well, it’s not so much of a band than a solo artist,” Ed spoke up and you turned to him. You saw the smile on his face and suddenly, it made sense. You turned back to Chris who was doing his very best to stifle his laughter. “I hope you don’t mind me crashing, Y/N.”
“You’re going to sing at our wedding?” You asked breathlessly as you found yourself caught in a daze. Both Chris and Ed nodded, smiling. “That is- that’s like on my bucket list. Ed Sheeran singing at my wedding is on my bucket list,” you repeated to Chris, wrapping your hand around his wrist tightly. “Is this real? Am I dreaming right now?”
“No,” Chris chuckled with a shake of his head. “Ed’s singing at our wedding and you’re marrying me. This is all happening,” he assured you and you managed a shaky laugh. “Are you okay, baby? Do you need to sit down, or maybe a bottle of water?”
“I need you to love me less so there aren’t anymore big romantic gestures that will give me a heart attack and kill me before I’m twenty-one,” you told him; both guys bellowed with laughter. “You’ve done it again, Chris Evans,” you turned to him and cupped his face in your hands. “You’ve knocked it out of the damn park.”
“I knocked it out of the park with my fiancée,” he smiled. “So I might as well knock everything else out of the park too.” You chuckled softly, shaking your head in disbelief; you were definitely dreaming, this was way too perfect. “I love you, Y/N.” He whispered when he dipped his head, his lips inches from yours.