Ed Sheeran: The A Team Meaning
Song Released: 2011
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The A Team Lyrics
Breathing in snowflakes
Burnt lungs, sour taste
Light's gone, day's end
Struggling to pay rent
Long nights, strange men
And they say
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
anonymous Apr 22nd, 2014 4:23am report
This song is about a prostitute who is addicted to drugs. She spent all her money, so she's homeless. Instead of using the money she gets from prostitution to pay for a home, she uses it to buy more drugs.
anonymous Jan 21st, 2014 1:35pm report
This song is about a women who is a drug addict. She has to have sex so she can pay for her drugs. She uses all of her money on drugs so she is homeless. "Class A Team" is referring to drugs. She eventually commits suicide.
Hopefully this helped you guys! :)
*This is my thought and my opinion. I hope you take that into consideration! :)
anonymous Jan 14th, 2014 1:51pm report
I believe that this song is about a young girl who sells herself away to men to be able to buy drugs, she hates the way her life is and it is a struggle to get anywhere in life but she still tries
anonymous Mar 18th, 2013 3:22pm report
The A Team in short, is about a girl who uses drugs. Being in the Class A Team means being on drugs and apparently she's been that way since she was 18 years old but it is starting to get worse. Unfortunately, she has resorted to having 'love' with other men to make money to pay for her drug habit. I believe that when the lyrics say "It's too cold outside for angels to fly," refers to how there is too much evil/cold in the world for a good person like her (an angel) to fly/get out of her bad situation. So predictably, she dies as there's only so long you can be on such a bad habit before, well, meeting the end of your time. I hope this helped.
anonymous Mar 10th, 2013 3:22pm report
If you look up the song Little Lady feat. Mikill Pane, it describes the real reason.~~
This song is about a 18 year old girl, who is addicted to heroine. ("Shes in the class A Team" is a type of drug under the main classification of heroine.) She needs to have sex with random men to feed her addiction. ("Sells love to another man" and that line is kinda self explanatory.) She doesn't have a home, because all her money goes to drugs and the little food her body allows her to eat. ("white lips, pale face. Breathing in the snowflakes. It's too cold for angels to fly" Meaning she is out in the snow, and she close to verge of death.)She is trying, but not succeeding, in getting a new life. ("Ripped gloves, rain coat, try to swim and stay afloat." Means she is trying, but failing to become sober.) The young girl is a good person, but life it hard and bad. ("The worst things in life come free to us." She is a nice person, but probably leaving home or a death to her parents hurt her too much. ~my own interpolation there~ and she turned to drugs to numb the pain.)
I know that the song "Little Lady" describes a friend of hers whom she met on the street and gives more description in their lives.
anonymous Mar 4th, 2013 3:11am report
It's about a crack whore who freezes to death in the cold.
anonymous Feb 18th, 2013 2:23am report
A good, sad song about a girl named Angel who is ddicted to heroin. In the song she does anything she has to to fuel her addiction "long nights, strange men". At the end of the song she dies because of her excessive use of the drug.
anonymous Feb 17th, 2013 2:53am report
ok we all agree its about a drug addicted prostitute but i think she caught hiv...in other words.. lately her health is fading hence the "worse" things in life come free. sex amd drugs cost but not illness
anonymous Feb 1st, 2013 2:30am report
The song is about a prostitute with a drug addiction -cocaine. In the UK cocaine(or snowflakes) is a class A drug- the best / most addictive / most illegal you could get. 'Flies to the motherland, & sells lo e to another man' she gets high on cocaine then sells herself to a man for money for more drugs.
He wrote this song after volunteering at a homeless shelter with some of his mates. He learned this girls story, then turned it into an amazingly brilliant song.<3
anonymous Jan 30th, 2013 1:58pm report
I think "The A Team" is a real life story about a girl who could have done something with her life and she just didn't have the will. this song is not just about a stupid prostitute it is saying how she tried to do something about it but she was to late. it goes to say that you shouldn't and you don't have to throw your life away if your depressed and no I'm not saying you should go kill yourself you are perfect and you could be the next big scientist and discover the cure to the most deadly disease and save millions of life but instead you took yours. trust me you are amazing.
anonymous Dec 31st, 2012 12:44pm report
This song is about a woman who has had an uphill battle against her addiction to cocaine. She sells sex to fund her addiction, despite the depravity making her crave more coke. She runs into a man, (the one whose perspective the song is from) who has heard her story. He offers a place to stay but she refuses, claiming all he wants is money. The woman ends up committing suicide, her note saying in shaky, scrawled letters, "It's too cold outside.. Always so cold...."
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