Crazy Talented

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The seventeenth day of February
The day is celebratory
For this is the birthday
Of a man who can sing and play
With the talent of a prodigy
I confess, no other has quite affected me
So much success in his short years alive
All this and only just now twenty five
Yet surprisingly humble and genuine
Is the supremely talented (and cute!) Ed Sheeran

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I had intended to do a post with 25 of my favorite verses from his songs but it was getting too long, and frankly might have been a bit of a bore for non-super fans. Not that I don’t expect you are all super fans. If not you should be. Seriously! Check out some of his music that isn’t on the radio. You only get the tip of the iceberg of his incredible talent and versatility if all you hear are the over played radio hits.

So instead of the 25 verses I struggled with which to use but just picked a few of my favorites to spotlight here in honor of this accomplished young man’s birthday. Enjoy!

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“Kiss Me”

Settle down with me
Cover me up
Cuddle me in

Lie down with me
And hold me in your arms

And your heart’s against my chest, your lips pressed to my neck
I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet
And with a feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We’re falling in love

Settle down with me
And I’ll be your safety
You’ll be my lady

I was made to keep your body warm
But I’m cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms

Oh no
My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed to my neck
I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet
And with this feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We’re falling in love

Yeah I’ve been feeling everything
From hate to love
From love to lust
From lust to truth
I guess that’s how I know you
So I hold you close to help you give it up

So kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We’re falling in love

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We’re falling in love

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“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,

And that I’ll fight my corner,
Maybe tonight I’ll call ya,
After my blood turns into alcohol,
No, I just wanna hold ya.

Give a little time to me or burn this out,
We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, give me love,

Give me love like never before,
‘Cause lately I’ve been craving more,
And it’s been a while but I still feel the same,
Maybe I should let you go,

You know I’ll fight my corner,
And that tonight I’ll call ya,
After my blood is drowning in alcohol,
No, I just wanna hold ya.

Give a little time to me or burn this out,
We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,

Give a little time to me or burn this out,
We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love.
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,

(Repeats)

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“Shirtsleeves”

I can taste salt water
And if I blink again
You’ll be sinking in
So we’ll learn to swim in the oceans you made
I’ll hold ya and you’ll think of him
And pretty soon you’ll be floating away

And I’ll hold on to the words you spoke of
Anchored down in the throat, love
And I’m captain of this sinking boat now
With just one armband to carry me home

When salted tears won’t dry
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
These hearts will be flooded tonight
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
Your eyes [5x]

I still taste salt water
On my lips from your kiss, bitterness
And I’ll drown within the oceans you made
And I hate to love you, these cuffs are covered in your make up
I’ll never trust you again
You can just be a friend

And I’ll hold on to the words you spoke of
Anchored down in the throat, love
And I’m captain of this sinking boat now
With just one armband to carry me home

When salted tears won’t dry
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
These hearts will be flooded tonight
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes

Your eyes, your lips, your mouth
Your thighs, your back, you drive me wild
Tonight, the fact is I…
I’m on my way home
I’m on my way home
I lied, I tried to cry but I’m, I’m drowning in the oceans you made

When salted tears won’t dry
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
These hearts will be flooded tonight
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes, your eyes, your eyes, your eyes

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“Make It Rain”

When the sins of my father
Weigh down in my soul
And the pain of my mother
Will not let me go
Well, I know there can come fire from the sky
To refine the purest of kings
And even though
I know this fire brings me pain
Even so
And just the same

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Make it rain
Oh, make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Make it rain
Make it rain

And the seed needs the water
Before it grows out of the ground
But it just keeps on getting hotter
And the hunger more profound
Well, I know there can come tears from the eyes
But they may as well be in vain
Even though
I know these tears come with pain
Even so
And just the same

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Make it rain
Make it rain

Make it rain [x8]

And the seas are full of water
That stops by the shore
Just like the riches of grandeur
That never reach the poor

And let the clouds fill with thunderous applause
And let lightning be the veins
And fill the sky
With all that they can drop
When it’s time
To make a change

Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord
Make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain
Make it rain down, Lord

*Image from Popcrush.com

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