Don’t Make Ed Sheeran Mad

ed sheeran 2[Blind Gossip] It always cracks us up when singers tell us that they hate blind items about them… because songs are like Blind Gossip set to music! Yes, you can quote us on that.

Let’s take the case of Ed Sheeran. It seems that Sheeran was mad at a girl when her wrote Don’t, one of the songs off his new album, x (yes, that’s the name of the album).

Don’t is a bitter break-up song about a real-life fling with another singer that ended when she slept with a close friend of his. Sheeran says that it’s absolutely not about his friend and tourmate Taylor Swift, but he did play the song for her after he wrote it. “She was just like, ‘Whatever happens, ever, between us as friends, I never want to piss you off that much.'”

He discussed the origins of the song on The Ellen Show last week. Sheeran said: “I’m a carefree, happy guy and I feel like everyone goes through things that annoy them and they get angry, and I feel the way I get my anger out is to write songs. And that song was literally… I felt something, I put it down and I felt a lot better afterwards. I wasn’t going to put it on the record and then people kept telling me it was…. a good song, so it ended up on the record. But yeah, that one’s a bit personal.”

Below is the interview clip from Ellen, the lyrics to the song, and a clip of Sheeran performing A Team and Don’t for the I Heart Radio Music Awards. Who do you think the song Don’t is about?

Girl the song is about:


Lyrics to Don’t

I met this girl late last year
She said don’t you worry if I disappear
I told her I’m not really looking for another mistake
I called an old friend thinking that the trouble would wait
But then I jumped right in a week later returned
I reckon she was only looking for a lover to burn
But I gave her my time, for two or three nights
Then I put it on pause until the moment was right
I went away for months until our paths crossed again
She told me I was never looking for a friend
Maybe you can swing by my room around ten
Baby bring the lemon and a bottle of gin
Well be inbetween the sheets till’ the late AM
Baby if you wanted me then you should have just said
She’s singing…

Don’t remind me
That heart is so cold
All over my home
I don’t wanna know that thing
Don’t remind me
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don’t wanna know that thing

For a couple of weeks I only want to see her
We drink away the days with a take away pizza
Before a text message was the only way to reach her
Now she’s staying at my place and loves the way I treat her
Singing out Aretha, all over the track like a feature
And never wants to sleep I guess that I dont want to either
But me and her we make money the same way
Four cities, two planes the same day
And those shows have never been what its about
Maybe well go together and just figure it out
I’d rather put on a film with you and sit on the couch
But we should get on the plane or we’ll be missing it now
Wish I’d have written it down, the way that things played out
When she was kissing him how
I was confused about
She should figure it out
Why I’m sat here singing…

Don’t remind me
That heart is so cold
All over my home
I don’t wanna know that thing
Don’t remind me
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don’t wanna know that thing

On my hotel door
I don’t even know if she knows what for
She was crying on my shoulder
I already told you
Trust and respect is what we do this for
I never intended to be next
But you didn’t need to to take him to bed, thats all
And I never saw him as a threat
Until you disappeared with him to have sex of course
Its not like we were both on tour
We were singing on the same fucking hotel floor
And I wasn’t looking for a promise or commitment
But it was never just right and I thought you were different
This is not the way you realise that you want it
It’s a bit too much too late if I’m honest
All this time god knows I’m singing…

Don’t remind me
That heart is so cold
All over my home
I don’t wanna know that thing
Don’t remind me
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don’t wanna know that thing


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