What does Castle On The Hill mean?

Ed Sheeran: Castle On The Hill Meaning

Album cover for Castle On The Hill album cover

Song Released: 2017


Castle On The Hill Lyrics

When I was six years old I broke my leg
I was running from my brother and his friends
And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down
I was younger then, take me back to when I

Found my heart and broke it here
Made friends...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2017 !⃝

    I think the song is about how it is to go home again. It's a long time since he's been home, and he's starting to remember. Like when you see your old house and memories starts to flow. I think he's trying to describe the feeling with a song.

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2017 !⃝

    Ed's childhood in a song.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 12th 2017 !⃝

    Thinking back on your childhood friends.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2023 !⃝

    This song is about when you have been away from home for a while and you are finally coming home and you're starting to get all the memories of what happened before you left

  5. Norbert
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    May 6th 2022 !⃝

    Well, if there's any way one can take a trip back to the olden youthful-adolescent good days, then here's the song to listen to. Sheeran is remembering his childhood memories, his friends back then.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2021 !⃝

    he's getting old and remembering the times when he was young
    he just wants to go back

    all his life is turning down and this is the only good part of it

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2020 !⃝

    Sure the song is about young adolescent life. At that moment in time the songs, experiences, ups and downs all are more influential when shared at a time all young teens think are the most important days and times of their lives.
    Driving a road, hearing a song, or thinking of a great time in your youth is magnified as the trials and tribulations of adult life heap worry and uncertainty about the future.
    The Castle I’m sure is a reference to a special place where they felt protected from prying eyes where they could indulge in drink and smoke and just happened to be in view of a large expensive home they referred to as “The Castle”, which was shared between the group of exclusive friends.
    I too remember these days and these people; cheers to you Ed! I too share these special memories which will last until I die.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2020 !⃝

    This is just my interpretation, but I think the song is about how our childhood, the "good old days", make us who we are. He is showing that when he was younger he used to do things with his friends, and even though they aren't friends now and he doesn't do those things anymore with them, he still looks back at them and sees how much he has grown and changed. I think the song is switching between past and present and the bridge of the song where he is talking about where his friends are now is where he connects between the two times. When he sings, "When we do not know the answers" I think he is talking about how he misses when things were simpler. When we are a child, things aren't complicated and the world doesn't seem as big and dark. Overall, I think Ed is putting into words what we all feel sometimes when we remember those memories, good and bad, from our childhood, especially when we go back to places we went to as kids.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2020 !⃝

    Obviously it is a deep song about his childhood about how he had good but bad memories and he is wanting to go home.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 21st 2020 !⃝

    1st of all, yeah, I'm procrastinating my homework. 2nd of all, this song is about the childhood memories of Ed Sheeran but I have no idea what he means by the castle. my best guess is that it just meant the stories that got told to him before bed. 3rd of all I really don't know why I'm even saying anything because I'm pretty sure that everybody knows what it means.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2018 !⃝

    MUST READ:
    This is about Ed remembering and being nostalgic about his childhood. BUT WAIT. Its also remembering bad parts. but ed doesn't care he wants to be back to his childhood "take me back to when"
    such a catchy song 10 thumbs up
    WHO ELSE IS PROCRASTINATING DOING HOMEWORK?

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2018 !⃝

    This is obviously about his childhood, and what he did in his childhood. It is mixed with good and not so good memories. We all know that there is a place or time where we feel safe and happy, and the place he was born and grew up in was his.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2018 !⃝

    It's a nostalgic song about childhood memories.

  14. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2017 !⃝

    Okay, I know this one. It's about his childhood. Each verse is about a different childhood experience. And I love the chorus. So catchy. Oh, it's YouTube time. I have to go watch Try Not To Laugh videos now. BYEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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