The A Team

Album: + (2011)
Charted: 3 16
  • White lips, pale face
    Breathing in snowflakes
    Burnt lungs, sour taste
    Light's gone, day's end
    Struggling to pay rent
    Long nights, strange men

    And they say
    She's in the Class A Team
    Stuck in her daydream
    Been this way since 18
    But lately, her face seems
    Slowly sinking, wasting
    Crumbling like pastries
    And they scream
    The worst things in life come free to us

    'Cause we're just under the upper hand
    And go mad for a couple grams
    And she don't want to go outside tonight
    And in a pipe she flies to the motherland
    Or sells love to another man
    It's too cold outside
    For angels to fly
    Angels to fly

    Ripped gloves, raincoat
    Tried to swim and stay afloat
    Dry house, wet clothes
    Loose change, bank notes
    Weary-eyed, dry throat
    Call girl, no phone

    And they say
    She's in the Class A Team
    Stuck in her daydream
    Been this way since 18
    But lately, her face seems
    Slowly sinking, wasting
    Crumbling like pastries
    And they scream
    The worst things in life come free to us

    'Cause we're just under the upper hand
    And go mad for a couple grams
    But she don't want to go outside tonight
    And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
    Sells love to another man
    It's too cold outside
    For angels to fly

    An angel will die
    Covered in white
    Closed eyes and hopin' for a better life
    This time, we'll fade out tonight
    Straight down the line

    And they say
    She's in the Class A Team
    Stuck in her daydream
    Been this way since 18
    But lately, her face seems
    Slowly sinking, wasting
    Crumbling like pastries
    And they scream
    The worst things in life come free to us

    And we're all under the upper hand
    And go mad for a couple grams
    And we don't want to go outside tonight
    And in the pipe, fly to the Motherland
    Or sell love to another man
    It's too cold outside
    For angels to fly
    Angels to fly
    Fly, fly
    For angels to fly, to fly, to fly
    For angels to die Writer/s: ED SHEERAN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Joshua.harrisjoshua.harris this song was displayed at camp unite in williamsburg at university og cumberlands. this song was used to help people understand drugs will make you be homeless. thanks Ed Sherran
  • Emmy from Bellville, OnI Love this song
  • Ezmryder from Nsw, Australiagood song is well written and flows well my favourite part of this song is when ed sheeran sings "And they scream The worst things in life come free to us" because this is true anger hate fear and jealousy the simplicity of making a wrong decision.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhWow, a haunting song and video to match.....one of those songs that you begin to like in the middle of hearing it for the first time.
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