Ed Sheeran: Grade 8 Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
Grade 8 Lyrics
My eyes are the colour of red like a sunset
I’ll never keep it bottled up and left to the hands of the coroner
Be a true heart not a follower, we're not done yet
And I see it in your movements...
anonymous Jul 26th, 2012 7:08pm report
In the United Kingdom the music exams are graded from 1 to 8, with grade 1 being the entry level, and grade 8 being the standard required for entry to higher study in a music college. If someone is strumming on "heart strings" at a Grade 8 level, as they would guitar strings, then that means they are highly skilled at it.
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2013 4:54pm report
Grades in music in uk go from 1to 8 . Grade 8 being the best and would take you many years to get . Grade 8 is the best and he is using a guitar as a metaphor for the heart. She is strumming on his heart strings at a very high level as if she is trained. And of course a trained musician is the best. So she is best at playing his heart strings and making him fall in love with her. --I doubt it is 'grade 8' in school since ed is British and you would say 'year' in the uk.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2012 11:00am report
n the UK the musical exams are from 1 to 8, with grade 1 being the beginning level, and grade 8 being what is needed to enter high music college.
so he means she is playing(like a guitar)his heart like she is a "grade 8", or really good at it.
well this may or may not be right but to me this song means that because ed sheeran is a lover of music he is using it to express his feelings like he plays guitar a lot and strumming on your heart strings like you were a grade 8 obviously he likes some one and there playing with his feelings (they might be being nice or they might not be)and there is an emotional appeal hopefully i didnt ramble and if i did sorry and please dont hate me
anonymous Nov 22nd, 2012 11:25pm report
Somebody's playing a guitar (metaphorically) so well that they're a grade 8 (a high level). They're strumming on his heartstrings so he's emotionally touched by what they're playing.
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