What does Don't mean?

Ed Sheeran: Don't Meaning

Album cover for Don't album cover

Song Released: 2014

Don't Lyrics

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[Verse 1:]
I met this girl late last year
She said don't you worry if I disappear
I told her I'm not really looking for another mistake
I called an old friend thinking that the trouble would wait
But then I...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 3rd 2014 !⃝

    The song is about Ed meeting this girl (Ellie Goulding) and them basically becoming friends with benefits (or they date low-key? I don't know; Ed clearly says that it was "never just fun" which alludes to them not actually being in a relationship, but messing around and kinda-sorta having feelings for each other.) Anyway, Ellie cheats on Ed (most likely with Niall Horan from One Direction; Ed and Niall used to be friends which could be what "I never saw him as a threat" refers to. However, I assume that he had no clue about Ellie and Ed's relationship.) but tells him out of guilt. Ed wrote "Don't" immediately after she confessed and said that every detail in the song is 100% true, if anything he toned it down a bit. The song is pretty self explanatory, though.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 7th 2014 !⃝

    I say: it's about Ellie Golding and Niall horan . Ellie was dating ed. Then in his song he said ' I never saw him as a threat till you disappeared with him to have sex of course' Ellie cheated on Ed .

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 24th !⃝

    Ed Sheeran is right. He's always right. Don't. Fudge. With. This. Opinion. THEY WERE STAYING IN THE SAME FUDGING HOTEL FLOOR! PLUS SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A LOVER TO BURN.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2017 !⃝

    Ed was touring and at the time, not looking to get in a serious relationship. However this changes when the girl, rumored to be Ellie Goulding, comes to his room for what Ed thinks to be a one night stand at most. The two are on tour and see each other here and there but their relationship gradually grows on Ed and he loves and trusts Ellie. The latter, either never considered her and Ed to be a thing or likes sleeping around. Popular opinion concludes that Ellie cheated on Ed with One Direction star Niall Horan. Sheeran and Horan had collaborated on music and were friends, this betrayal hurts Ed but doesn't stop him from telling her the truth, "don't f*** with my love", he is confused and holding her accountable all while rapping to an insane beat.

  5. a_lo
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    May 24th 2016 !⃝

    Ed Sheeran meets a girl, whom he doesn't expect to hook up with, though that's what she expects. In the end, they do hook up, and he ends up liking her more than he expected. Eventually, she realizes that he's not what she wants, and hooks up with someone else.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 16th 2016 !⃝

    This song might be about Ellie but not Niall for the following reasons:

    1. Ellie said Niall and her had nothing special just a few dates

    2. Niall's a virgin so :\

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2015 !⃝

    ed was in a begining of a relationship with ellie, although it wasnt official or exclusice. Anyway, ellie had sex with niall, therefore cheated on ed. you can tell it is ellie as their are many clues, for example "lover to BURN" why the chorus is "dont f**k with my love" in other words dont play games with me. he explains in detail what happened, i.e watching films on the couch,drinking an eating takeaway. Things a couple would do. In the second verse he admits he didnt wanna talk about were they stand "Maybe well go together and just figure it out". in the third verse ellie knows she has made a mistake having sex with niall, but ed feels she isnt worth it and cant forgive her.the beat in the song could be the beat of his heart at the time out of anger. sorry if this was bad my first time.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2015 !⃝

    This song is about a calm, chill, not-so-serious relationship between Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding. After she cheats on him, he explains that although it wasn't serious,it wasn't okay for her to cheat on him. After all, he liked her, at least enough to stay with her.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2014 !⃝

    He cared about a girl and maybe could start a relationship with her one day but she went off and had sex with another guy which completely ruined any chances of the girl being with him.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2014 !⃝

    I think it's actually about Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. About how she played him and led him on, then fucked Harry and came to cry on his shoulder when they broke up like Ed was her best friend. I mean, obviously famous. Harry and Ed are friends. She was looking for a "lover to burn". Taylor's famous, "Picture to Burn" could be a reference. He says she never wants to sleep, and in Tay's "Shake It Off" she talks of staying out too late. When she was kissing him? Tay and Harry on New Years? Honestly, I think that makes more sense, because Ellie and he were short lived, but there's definitely still something between Tay and Ed and Tay and Harry and Tay and everyone, but Niall doesn't seem the type to take another man's girl, while Harry on the other hand... [CASE CLOSED]

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  11. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2014 !⃝

    The song is about Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan. He started dating Ellie and she moved in then she ran off with Niall and cheated on Ed. "I didnt see him as a threat til you ran off with him to have sex"

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2014 !⃝

    I think this song is about Ed trusting and loving a girl, but then realizing that it was a huge mistake, and that she was already involved with someone else. He was wary that this would happen, and not all that surprised that it did, hence the line"I told her I wasn't really looking for another mistake."

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