Ed Sheeran said at the 2012 iTunes Festival that this song was written about two best friends that fall in love. The boy falls in love first and it takes a while for the girl to feel the same, but, in the end, she does. Apparently the couple is actually Ed’s godparents. That’s a pretty cool story actually. I have a lot of “family” that aren’t blood related, so that hits me on a personal level.
Also, I mean, it’s a love song. When I hear this song I naturally think of Batdad and I. We were friends for a long long time and neither of us was willing to admit attraction to the other because we were so worried about ruining our friendship. We finally decided to give it a go though, and it worked out pretty well, I’d say. The lyrics to this song are simple and beautiful. I feel like this video is perfect for the song. Something about the acoustic, black and white, up-close and personal view of the camera lends to the depth of the song.
Don’t forget to check out the site for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge to find out more about what this April challenge I’m participating in is all about. What do you think of the song? Does it give you the warm, fuzzies?