What does Supermarket Flowers mean?

Ed Sheeran: Supermarket Flowers Meaning

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Album cover for Supermarket Flowers album cover

Song Released: 2017


Supermarket Flowers Lyrics

I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
I threw the day old tea from the cup
Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
Memories of a life that's been loved
Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
Poured the old ginger...

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

    The song is written from his mom's point of view when his nan passed away.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2017 !⃝

    this song is about coming to terms with death of a loved one. shows how you learn accept and cope with loss

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    anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2017 !⃝

    Throughout the song, it says "When God Takes You Back, He'll Say Hallelujah You're Home." And then, at the end of the song, it says "When God Took You Back, He Said Hallelujah You're Home." Meaning that his Grandma/Nana died.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 15th !⃝

    It's a song about losing a loved one who is essential in your life someone who is supportive like your Mom or Nanny

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 15th !⃝

    It's a song about losing a loved one who is essential in your life someone who is supportive like your Mom or Nanny

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2019 !⃝

    It’s about his grandmum who passed. not an ex. he isn’t taking cheap flowers to his ex. he’s taking the flowers out of her hospital room. it makes my heart ache

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2019 !⃝

    It's about his grandmother that passed away before he finished the album, so he wrote a song about her, making his mother talk in the lyrics.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 11th 2018 !⃝

    No this song isn’t about his ex. It’s actually about his Grandmother. Unfortunately she passed away and he wrote a song for her to remind everyone how she help him up and was always there for him.
    I’m a kid and ik better than any of you. Cause.. IM A REAL ED FAN!!!

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2018 !⃝

    It's such a good song, it is about him losing his grandma. However, when it says 'you were an angel in the shape of my mum' this confuses many. It is written from the point of his mum, as it was her mum who died.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 31st 2017 !⃝

    I feel he is dealing with items in his Mother's home after her passing

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2017 !⃝

    I think he wrote it for his mum bc he sings "...you're an angel in the shape of my mum..." and I think he menas, that his mum is an angel,, catched in a human body.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2017 !⃝

    This is about Ed's grandmother that had died. So he is writing this song for her


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