Ed Sheeran

About Don't

"Don't" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, for his second studio album, × (2014). Written by Sheeran and Benny Blanco and produced by Blanco and Rick Rubin, the song samples "Don't Mess with My Man" by Lucy Pearl. It was initially planned as the album's lead single, but was passed over in favour of "Sing". It was instead released to iTunes on 13 June 2014 as the second "instant grat" promotional single from ×. "Don't" officially impacted US contemporary hit radio on 15 July 2014 and was released independently on 24 August 2014 as the album's second single. "Don't" peaked at No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, it became Sheeran's first top 10 single. It also made the top 10 in eight other countries. 


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I met this girl late last year
She said don't you worry if I disappear
I told her I'm not really looking for another mistake
I called an old friend thinking that the trouble would wait
But then I jumped right in a week later returned
I reckon she was only looking for a lover to burn
But I gave her my time, for two or three nights
Then I put it on pause until the moment was right
I went away for months until our paths crossed again
She told me I was never looking for a friend
Maybe you can swing by my room around ten
Baby bring the lemon and a bottle of gin
Well be in between the sheets 'till the late AM
Baby if you wanted me then you should have just said
She's singing

Don't f*ck with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my own
I don't wanna know that babe
Don't f*ck with my love
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don't wanna know that babe

For a couple of weeks I only want to see her
We drink away the days with a take away pizza
Before a text message was the only way to reach her
Now she's staying at my place and loves the way I treat her
Singing out Aretha, all over the track like a feature
And never wants to sleep I guess that I don't want to either
But me and her we make money the same way
Four cities, two planes the same day
And those shows have never been what its about
Maybe well go together and just figure it out
I'd rather put on a film with you and sit on the couch
But we should get on the plane or we'll be missing it now
Wish I'd have written it down, the way that things played out
When she was kissing him how
I was confused about
She should figure it out
Why I'm sat here singing

Don't  with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my own
I don't wanna know that babe
Don't f*ck with my love
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don't wanna know that babe

On my hotel door
I don't even know if she knows what for
She was crying on my shoulder
I already told you
Trust and respect is what we do this for
I never intended to be next
But you didn't need to to take him to bed, that's all
And I never saw him as a threat
Until you disappeared with him to have sex of course
Its not like we were both on tour
We were staying on the same hotel floor
And I wasn't looking for a promise or commitment
But it was never just fun and I thought you were different
This is not the way you realize that you want it
It's a bit too much too late if I'm honest
And all this time God knows I'm singing

Don't f*ck with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my own
I don't wanna know that babe
Don't f*ck with my love
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don't wanna know that babe

Don't f*ck with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my own
I don't wanna know that babe
Don't f*ck with my love
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don't wanna know that babe

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Ed Sheeran

Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Halifax, before moving to Framlingham. He learned to play guitar and started writing songs at a young age. He began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career. In 2009, he played 312 gigs. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project which led him to be signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records. Buoyed by the commercial breakthrough of the singles "The A Team" and "Lego House", his debut album + has been certified quintuple platinum in the United Kingdom. In 2012, he won two BRIT Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough of… more »

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Written by: Benjamin Joseph Levin, Raphael Saadiq, Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Dawn Sherrice Robinson, Conesha Monet Owens

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., MISSING LINK MUSIC

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10 facts about this song

"Don't" is a song that Sheeran wrote, based around a personal experience. In many interviews, Sheeran confessed that the song is based on a true story from a past relationship.
Album Success
It features on his second studio album, 'x' (pronounced "multiply"), which was released in 2014.
Chart Performance
The song reached number 8 in the US Billboard Hot 100 which made it his first top 10 single in the U.S.
Song Production
The song was co-produced by Rick Rubin and Benny Blanco. Benny's other notable works include chart-topping hits for artists such as Maroon 5 and Katy Perry.
"Don't" falls under the category of pop, but also features elements of RnB. It is beaten-box driven and is one of Sheeran's more uptempo and rhythmically driven songs.
Lyrics Controversy
The song sparked media interest due to its controversial lyrics. Some speculated they targeted fellow singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. Sheeran never confirmed if Goulding was the subject of the song, though he did admit it was about a fellow musician he dated.
Music Video
The official music video, directed by Emil Nava, gathered millions of views on YouTube. It doesn't feature Sheeran, but follows a story of a breakdancer who begins in a rough situation and improves his circumstances through his dancing ability.
The single received widespread acclaim from music critics who praised Sheeran's songwriting skills as well as the catchy and rhythmical nature of the track.
Live Performances
"Don't” became a staple in Sheeran's live performances. He first performed the song on Saturday Night Live in America before the song was even officially released.
As of today, "Don't" has been certified 3× Platinum by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and 2x Platinum by BPI (British Phonographic Industry).

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