Take It Back

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Sheeran addressing his looks. The ginger-haired singer believes his appearance has nothing to do with the success of his music and is glad he doesn't have to focus on that aspect of fame. "I don't think I've ever sold records based on my looks, which is positive, cos it means that even if I do become a fat slob when I'm older, it won't matter," he grinned to Q magazine.
  • Sheeran hints on the song of a sexual encounter with a Hollywood celebrity through the lyrics, "Sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population." The singer refused to reveal names when quizzed by Q magazine on the identity of the famous lady. "I'm British so I have to be a gentleman in these situations and not say any names," he quipped. "But you know what? I spent a year in America and did what any young lad would, which is experience Hollywood life. I think it's the best way to put it..."

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