What does Perfect mean?

Ed Sheeran: Perfect Meaning

Album cover for Perfect album cover

Song Released: 2017

Perfect Lyrics

I found a love for me
Darling just dive right in
And follow my lead
Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet
I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 31st 2017 !⃝

    This is the quintessential wedding song. Placed perfectly after Shape of You, which in my opinion is a song about a brand new relationship with a girl and not finding that true emotional love for her just yet, but the physical aspect of the relationship is all there. Then in Perfect he realizes that this girl is the love of his life and he could see himself being with her forever. The song literally describes a wedding dance: "Dancing in the dark, with you between my arms, barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song, when I saw you in that dress...."


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 26th 2018 !⃝

    Yes, it's a beautiful love song, written by Sheeran (as he just announced) about his fiancé who he has known since they were kids. The strength of this song, in my humble opinion, is the imagery it creates, particularly in the chorus. Admittedly, it likely appeals more heavily to the female population, as it's one of those pinnacle songs that any woman would love to hear her man sing to her. From my vantage point, I don't think he's speaking simply about her physical appearance when he says she's perfect. The line where he makes it clear he doesn't care what she's wearing (while she thinks she's a mess) speaks clearly to that. Not sure I've ever heard a more romantic song and it probably will become a favorite at weddings. There is much competition for that honor, though.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 7th 2018 !⃝

    This song is perfect. It tells a story of love since these two were kids and even now Ed wants to spend his lifetime with this woman. It can be a wedding song but generally its placing emphasis on the beauty and perfection of the woman and how she is too fine for him.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2020 !⃝

    I think he found someone new but is still in love with someone else from the past ,but will be with this new girl.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2020 !⃝

    A boy and a girl who knew each other since they were kids. They fell in love without knowing it. The grew up became bf and gg. Then they had a wedding and became married. The man is expressing his feelings of how perfect his wife is for him and in some ways he feels he can't live up to that. But both are so in love that it works out. I like this song it is a pretty love song

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2020 !⃝

    I never really thought it was a wedding song, but it's a great song. It's very romantic and very nice. And, it's good to know that someone loves you. But, they don't have to love someone for their perfection. But, from who they are.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2020 !⃝

    I want to be like a ballad for my song but it was right fit into the front of Ed’s album and it’s so fun to be on the album and I want to be on the cover of his album, and his manager is doing stuff and his writers met me and Philip and we have a meeting next day.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2020 !⃝

    I think to write about young love is to love each other if it’s high school love then it’s okay to be in love with my boyfriend he lives in Willard drive he’s a great guy and he’s a junior this year and so he is going to major in human development he fell in love with me, I wrote this next song but I had to ask Ed if he can use the guitar for clay. Then he can take the guitar and make it into a pop sound then me and Ben have lines written down and I loved it, Ed sheeran is a talented writer, he performed with Taylor swift. He’s amazing he wanted to write our songs and we can use him as a writer and then he can play the guitar and do backup.

  9. nicolemccabe
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    Nov 6th 2018 !⃝

    I think it means that they have a good relationship and he is saying that she is perfect.

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  10. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2018 !⃝

    I'm very lonely all the time because I'm homescholed, and my fam never seems to help. I always wish for love like vampore academy's own Dimitri and rose or fallen's Daneil, Cam , And lice triangle# team Cam. But anyways, I like to pretend someon eis singing this to me, as a stream of hope that someone might be waiting for me to love. I love my books wich are often escapes, but sometimes that and songs arnt enough. But this song cheers me up most times. Oh and Persephone and Hades are more of the iconic lovebirds in my world

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  11. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2018 !⃝

    Love the song. Perfect means perfect to him. It doesn't mean she looks a certain way or a certain size. When you love someone what's perfect to you may be anything but, to someone else. It doesn't matter to you.

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2018 !⃝

    I think this is a wedding song. It is meant to be one. It talks about how he met this girl and he fell in love with her and he thinks she is perfect. He realizes that she is the one and that is perfect and he wants to spend the rest of his life with this girl. One of the reasons why I think this is because in the song it says that they are dancing in the dark, with you between my arms, barefoot on the grass, listening to our favortite song, when I saw you in the dress. What stands out the most is that he said they are dancing in the dark and when he said I saw you in the dress. THIS SONG IT MEANT TO BE A WEDDDING SONG. IT FITS IT PERFECT. IT JUST FITS TO BE A WEDDING SONG!!!!!

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2017 !⃝

    i like ed sheeran very much.i'm her big fans.ed sheeran is my idol since i heard his voice..in songs shape of you and perfect.someone has sang this song to my friend..i like it too..

  14. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2017 !⃝

    Now I know I have met an angel in person And she looks perfect I don't deserve this You look perfect tonight.

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