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Ed Sheeran : Deepest Lyricist Ever.

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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've recently become addicted to his songs. The instruments don't over-ride his voice but keep tempo. The finger-picking in songs like The A Team & Small Bump are really nice as well. :') But the thing I love most are that his songs have so much meaning hidden withing the lyrics~! It's not just love, love, love (though some are), but others are about things like drug addictions, abortion, etc. Anyone else agree? C:
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mangagirl1603 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't say the meanings are too hidden, he does get straight to the point. His songs are pretty and relaxing but I wouldn't be able to sit through listening to his album without getting bored.
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RatPackSwaggaH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Just because his songs are addressing issues about something that isn't 'love, love, love~~' doesn't mean it's necessarily 'deep'. To me Ed Sheeran doesn't have the lyrical prowess of artists like John Darnielle and Sufjan Stevens, but that's just me.
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Soren-Kierkegaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Imo this is "deep" [link]
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zeruch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
"Deep" is a relative term.

If I go for lyrics, it's a David Baerwald, Peter Gabriel, or things that fall into almost abstraction, like David Sylvian. Sheeran does little for me.
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay! I should check them out shouldn't I~ Thanks for your opinion~!
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LittleGingerLion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Florence and the Machine is pretty deep.
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really? I'm go to check them out. c:
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I find him a little bit over rated. I agree, yes, he's a very good singer/songwriter, but I don't think there is much hidden, he gets straight to the point. You pretty much know what he's on about after the first two lines.
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
A little over rated is Rihanna, Nicki Mianj, Justin Bieber. Ed Sheeran? Well I don't listen to him, but I don't hear much of him. But I wanna live in a society where folk music is so popular, that you can call it over rated.
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Presuming you're american, you should come over to the UK and see that pretty much every way you turn, there is something to do with either Ed or 1D.

Also, I struggle to call Ed Sheeran folk. I actually like folk music.
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RatPackSwaggaH Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It depends on who you interact with tbh. It doesn't necessarily have to be irl, I mean most of my real life friends barely listen to folk music and I still find Ed Sheeran overrated.
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I suppose I'm just very slow to realize the point then. >< Or super young, inexperienced... or both. Probably both. Because for the 2 examples I used, in The A Team I didn't know what an "A team" was, & when I first heard the song I thought it was just some cute serene song. & In the 2nd line "breathing in snowflakes" I didn't realize it was about drugs until I watched the music video~ & For Small Bump I supposed the entire song could just be about a baby or something but then at the 2nd to last line the words change from "brought" to "torn" which gave me the clue. & I suppose he's overrated but I started listening to him only recently because he's just gotten popular in America. ^^ Thank you for your opinion though~! c:
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Small Bump was about miscarriage not abortion.

The only reason hes got popular in America is because he wrote a song for One Direction.
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, well it was something about birth. & further explains missing the concept...
& actually the song that got him popular was The A Team, THEN Little Things came out, making him even MORE popular. I agree though, 1D definitely made him famous in America.
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