Monday, January 12, 2015

Tunes & Tales: X

This month, I'm spotlighting Ed Sheeran's sophomore album X. While Ed's vocal stylings are not for everyone, I really enjoy them. His songs are always deeply heartfelt and honest. Though I generally prefer his slower tracks, I'm admittedly in awe of his vocal agility. Plus, after seeing him live, there is no doubt in my mind regarding his talent! 

"Take my hand and my heart and soul,
I will only have these eyes for you.
And you know, everything changes
But we'll be strangers if we see this through.
You could stay within these walls and bleed
or just stay with me"

I’m a Mess // Where She Went
"Oh, I'm a mess right now
Inside out
Searching for a sweet surrender
But this is not the end"

"I need you darling
Come on, set the tone
If you feel you're falling,
won't you let me know?"

Don’t // 99 Days
"Don't fuck with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my home
I don't wanna know that babe"

Nina // If I Stay
"I met you when I was a teen
But then you were one as well
And I could play a guitar
Just like ringing a bell."

Photograph // Heir of Fire
"Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
But it's the only thing that I know
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive."

Bloodstream // I’ll Meet You There
"I've been looking for a lover
Thought I'd find her in a bottle
God, make me another one
I'll be feeling this tomorrow
Lord, forgive me for the things I've done
I was never meant to hurt no one"

Tenerife Sea // Not in the Script
"We are surrounded by all of these lies
And people who talk too much
You got the kind of look in your eyes
As if no one knows anything but us"

Runaway // Make It Right
"But I love him from the skin to my bones
But I don't wanna live in his home
There's nothing to say 'cause he knows"

The Man // The Homecoming
"Either way I guess I'm not prepared, but I'll say this
These things happen for a reason and you can't change shit
Take my apology, I'm sorry for the honesty
But I had to get this off my chest."

Thinking Out Loud // My Life Next Door 
"And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me - I fall in love with you every single day"

Afire Love // The Notebook
"Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we'll lie inside for a little while here, oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we're wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they're designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine, our hearts will beat as one
And we're set alight, we're afire love."

"Cause every day some lyrics
and a melody can be written."

Shirtsleeves // Allegiance
"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"

Even My Dad Does Sometimes // Devil in Winter
"It's alright to shake
Even my hand does sometimes
So inside the rage
Against the dying of the light
It's alright to say that death's the only thing you haven't tried
But just for today hold on"

I See Fire // Catching Fire (+ The Hobbit, obviously)
"If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb higher into the night."

4 comments:

  1. This post is so perfect -heart eyes-
    And I completely agree, he's BRILLIANT live! I saw him back in September in MA (I traveled 4 1/2 hours down there to see him) and omg, one of the best concerts I've ever been to!! I got teary-eyed hearing "Afire Love" live, to be honest haha.

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  2. I LOVE this post. As a HUGE HUGE HUGE Ed fan I absolutely squealed at this idea. Is it sad that I haven't read 99% of the books on here? Well, that just means I have a lot of reading to do!

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  3. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thinking Out Loud is like my favorite song right now!! (hehe, i just got engaged a couple months ago, I think that has something to do with it!)

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