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Ed Sheeran: The A Team Meaning

Song Released: 2011

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White lips, pale face
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


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    Jan 22nd, 2013 1:21pm report

    I know exactly what this is about considering I was a Meth addict. White lips pale face breathing In snow flakes? Come on people. Don't post on here if you really don't know what it means. SHE'S SMOKING METH YOU DUMBFUCKS. And I''m sure that that's the meaning, knowing from experience.

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    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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    Dec 21st, 2012 12:50am report

    This song is about a girl who is forced to sell herself as a prostitute to make money for drugs. She wasn't always this way though, she used to be an "angel" daydreaming that she could change the world for the better but the world doesn't accept such good people. But because the world doesn't accept such people they need these people to get it back on track. Even though she conformed partially to this evil world, she still holds a slowly dying hope that the world will change and save her from the life that she is stuck in now.


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    Dec 20th, 2012 12:09pm report

    Well, I knew a girl that was addicted to meth. I think thats what this song is about as well. "Breathing in snow flakes" is reffering to the meth rocks that look like crystals or snowflakes. The girl I knew used to sell herself to get money for drugs. She would sleep with multiple men in a few hours just to get high. "Go mad for a couple grams" is referring to the measurement. Dealers weight their drugs in grams and ounces. Now, id go mad for a couple grams of weed, but its obvious this song is talking about meth. The way he describes her eyes and face and the fact she gave up in life.


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    Dec 6th, 2012 12:10pm report

    I've read a couple dozen interpretations and the people who refer to the girl as a prostitute or a whore have missed part of the point. Just because she's forced by addiction to sell her body doesn't make her a prostitute. Women get married for money and security every day in a nice church surrounded by family. Many do this for the money and end up having to have sex with a man that disgusts them. Are they prostitutes ?
    This young girl can be described as many other things . She is a daughter, a girl, a woman , a friend along with many other titles. To pick prostitute or whore to describe her in this situation is ignorant.

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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:28pm report

    The song is about a girl Ed Sheeran met while playing at a homeless shelter. Only 18 himself at the time, Ed was shocked by her story and felt the need to write a song about it when he got home. The girl was addicted to crack, which is considered a Class-A drug. Rather than coming right out and calling her a crack addict, he says she's on the "A Team." Though the girl hated herself for it, she resorted to prostitution to maintain her status on this team.


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    Nov 21st, 2012 11:35pm report

    Your all morons... it's obviously about the holocaust


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    Nov 19th, 2012 11:58pm report

    the meaning of this song is drug addiction so the song is about a girl who takes drugs and she can't afford a house or clothes. tO GET MONEY SHE SELLS HERSELF OFF TO MEN AND SHE JUST CAn't live a normal life. She can't change the fact that she is losing her flesh and falling apart. Because she is so close to death she has no more chances to help herself to survive. People are talking about her behind her back because she's on class a drugs. Her face is now a delicate texture of pastry. She is sleeping on the streets and has no protection at all.


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    Nov 10th, 2012 11:51am report

    a girl who is addicted to drugs :). i hoped that helped .


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    Nov 6th, 2012 11:46pm report

    The song is about a prostitute who sells herself to gain money for drugs. The title itself is a reference to class A drugs, and her addiction. She is trying to get out of her addiction, but dies in the end.


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    Nov 3rd, 2012 11:00pm report

    It's basicly about a woman who has no life! She has no house, no money, no friends. She is a prostitute and uses the money to buy drugs because her life is really bad.


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    Oct 28th, 2012 10:11pm report

    Oh! "Go mad for a couple grams" I thought it was "gold mine for a couple grams".


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    Oct 20th, 2012 10:59pm report

    She doesn't want to live life this way and he is saying its to cold for someone to die. He is refering to her as an angel. He is saying latley she has been sad and depressed.


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    Sep 18th, 2012 9:28pm report

    It is about a prostitute who is addictied to drugs.


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    Sep 15th, 2012 9:06pm report

    I don't think the song is just about drugs and prostitution. It seems like this girl is really important to him but she doesn't know it, and he has to silently watch her suffer. She used to be good, but slipped into drugs and has no way to support herself other than prostitution. And it sounds like he is offering to help her, telling her not to go back outside, where it's cold, to stay with him. He loves her, and hates seeing someone he considers to be an absolute angel in pain and doesn't want her to die.

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