One of the most loved artists in the world right now is heading to Manila this week to stage his first-ever concert. Grammy nominee and Brit Award winner, Ed Sheeran, has stolen millions of hearts worldwide with his well-written and mostly romantic songs. Below, we picked the sweetest lyrics from his songs to prep you for his Manila concert.
10. “Lego House”
Sweetest lyrics: “I’m out of touch, I’m out of luck / I’ll pick you up when you’re getting down / And out of all these things I’ve done I will love you better now”
This song quickly caught everyone’s attention because of its video featuring Rupert Grint, another red-headed Brit celebrity who resembles Sheeran. Featured in Sheeran’s debut album, the song also became a hit because of its great melody, as well as lyrics.
9. “All of the Stars”
Sweetest lyrics: “So can you see the stars? / Over Amsterdam / You’re the song my heart is / Beating to”
Used in the soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars, this song was especially written by Sheeran for the film. The song also has references to the film’s plot, about two lovers afflicted with cancer and the way they make use of the time they have together.
Sweetest lyrics: “I need you darling / Come on set the tone / If you feel you’re falling / Won’t you let me know, oh”
Even at his most upbeat, Sheeran is still a sweetheart. The song had critics praising Sheeran for his change in style, and also features additional vocals from Pharrell Williams.
Sweetest lyrics: “And all my friends have gone to find / Another place to let their hearts collide/ Just promise me, you’ll never leave again / ‘Cause you are the only one”
“One” is the first track on Sheeran’s album, X. The video is just the right teaser for his concert, since it shows him singing the song together with his guitar while on top of a stage.
6. “Give Me Love”
Sweetest lyrics: “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”
Another track from Sheeran’s album, +, the video features a narrative about a girl looking for love and finally finds it unexpectedly after waiting.
5. “Kiss Me”
Sweetest lyrics: “My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed in 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”
Another song from Sheeran’s album, +, this song has the capacity “to touch one’s soul” according to fans, with its straightforward and romantic lyrics.
4. “Old School Love”
Sweetest lyrics: “Give me that old school love right now / You know that only you and me alone”
This song has Sheeran singing while Lupe Fiasco raps. It’s another way that Sheeran has reinvented himself, with one of his songs being rapped while still having romance in its message.
3. “Tenerife Sea”
Sweetest lyrics: “You look so wonderful in your dress / I love your hair like that / The way it falls on the side of your neck/ Down your shoulders and back”
This is one of Sheeran’s songs that gave us a hard time when it came to choosing the sweetest lyrics, as almost every line had so much of it. With the whole song’s message of a man and his love for a woman, we finally chose the first line because of the way it can touch a woman’s heart with its sincerity and simplicity.
Sweetest lyrics: “We keep this love in a photograph / We made these memories for ourselves / Where our eyes are never closing / Hearts are never broken /And time’s forever frozen still”
One of Sheeran’s songs that can make us shed some tears, “Photograph” can also be found in his latest album, X. The song talks about the pain of heartbreak, and how to preserve that love that is no longer there.
1. “Thinking Out Loud”
Sweetest lyrics: “Take me into your loving arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your head on my beating heart / I’m thinking out loud / Maybe we found love right where we are”
We end this list with Sheeran’s most popular track right now. It’s arguably the one that can make you believe in old-fashioned, true love. (Again, the song is so sweet, we had a hard time picking the sweetest lyrics.) With its breakout in 2014, this song has been a staple at weddings, and has been danced to by couples imitating its iconic video. Sheeran has also said that it’s the only happy track in his album, X.