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Ed Sheeran: Eraser Meaning

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Song Released: 2017


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I was born inside a small town, I lost that state of mind
Learned to sing inside the Lord's house, but stopped at the age of nine
I forget when I get awards now the wave I had to ride
The paving stones I played upon, they kept me on the...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 30th, 2018 10:40pm report


    I think that Eraser means love of life and he is aware of the challenges ahead.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2018 6:18am report


    I believe that his “pain eraser” is a form of self harm. It helps erase emotional pain and turns it to physical pain? I myself self harm and relate to these lyrics in this way. My only idea is that he went through a rough patch mentally? It’s alright ed. Us sheerios got your back, we know being famous isn’t all perfect and your allowed to get upset and complain about things. Like you say “money is the root to all evil, and fame is hell”. If anyone says you shouldn’t be upset because someone has it worse, does that mean we can’t be happy because someone else has it better? No so let him rant everyone has rough patches



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2018 6:15am report


    Its not so much an interpretation, but a question. Does anyone else think that he knows when you say "eraser" in a British accent it sounds like "a razor"? I totally think there is another meaning here



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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2017 12:47am report


    He's not saying "...a razor." He's saying, "...pain ERASER." Ed is singing about the different vices he uses to cope with any negative moods/feelings he has, privately. Since nobody cares to listen to a successful person "living your dream," complaining about feeling anything but happy and thankful. He is venting about different negative aspects fame has brought instead of singing about a specific moment in time, which he usually does. Godspeed.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 30th, 2017 6:03pm report


    I think it's mostly about how people expect your life to be perfect because 'you're living the dream' so you're basically not allowed to complain about anything.
    He talks about the consequences of fame and causes of famous people pulling a "Miley Cyrus 2014" on our society.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 10th, 2017 4:22pm report


    My interpretation has a slightly darker twist to it...

    I think the double entendre is all about self harming.

    The lyrics also sound as if it's saying

    "save your loving arms for a rainy day and I'll find comfort in my pain a razor"

    It's right there in the words...




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