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Ed sheeran - The a team - Lyrics Meaning



One of Ed's most known songs, receiving massive popularity becoming a top ten hit in over 10 countries and raised to number 6 in US the billboard hot 100 gaining a Grammy Award furthering his career.

It has received many critically claimed praises for its lyrical content, Sheeran explained the song's title. "A drug like crack cocaine is called a 'Class A' drug eg "Class A team", this was used to make to song more subtle.

A careful listen to the lyrics and you can recognise immediately the relations of drug problems and prostitution, the song talks about a girl named who is addicted to drugs, although she can't help her addiction, she needs to sleep with random men to pay for her addiction, she has been doing this since she was 18

"Been this way since 18" She obviously does not want to do this, she doesn't want to go outside" "and in a pipe she flies to the motherlands" meaning the use of drugs to forget or pass the pain she has to go through.

A sad emotional song that explains the sadness that many young women have to go through today, many may miss the point of the song due to the songs subtle ways of explaining a such a dark true story.

Meanings of other songs by Ed sheeran:
Lego land
drunk
give me love
Autumn Leaves



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