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Album: x (2014)
Charted: 18 87
  • Sheeran started writing for his sophomore album x in 2011, before the release of +. This minimalistic tune was the first song he came up with. He initially released an acoustic version on May 2, 2014 on his YouTube channel.
  • Sheeran wrote this for Alice, who was his girlfriend for several years when they were teenagers. She is the subject of many of the tracks on + and the pair eventually broke up amicably. This was the last song Sheeran wrote for her and it finds the singer saying to his former muse that despite the ending of their romantic relationship he hopes they'll still remain friends.
  • Sheeran wrote this in his dressing room on a guitar made out of a whiskey barrel whilst on tour in Perth, Australia in 2011.

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