Take It Back [*]

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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 »

I'm not a rapper, I'm a singer with a flow
I've got a habit of spitting  Quicker lyrics you know
You found me ripping the writtens 
Out of the pages they sit in
And never once I get bitten  Because plagiarism is hidden  Which I would sit on the rhythm  Prisoner with a vision  Signs of a label, but didn't listen to any criticism  Thought you knew but you didn't
So perk your ears up and listen  Studio is a system 
And you could say that I'm driven 
And now it's on to the next saga
We drink the best lager 
I never tried to win you over
Like your stepfather 
I do my own thing now, and get respect after
And I'm avoiding cocaine like it was Get Carter 
For four years I never had a place to stay
But it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight 
At sixteen years old, yeah I moved out of my home
I was Macy Gray I tried to say goodbye and I choked 
And went from sleeping at the subway station
To sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population 
Not my imagination, I don't wanna relax
 Would it hurt your reputation if I put it on wax?
I'll take it back now

Mmmm c'mon and take it back love
C'mon and take it back for us
Don't you fade into the back love

I take it back with the rhythm and blues 
With my rap pack I'll be singing the news
 Trying to act like Jack Black when I bring 'em to school 
I'll make a beat with my feet by just hitting a loop
 Bringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes
I give you the truth through the vocal booth
 Stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit 
They try and take aim like Beckham when he goes to shoot 
But then again that's what they're supposed to do
And I'm supposed to be calm
I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm
 Whispering everything that happens is from now on
I'll be ready to start again at the end of the song
 Still their claiming that I handled it wrong 
But then I never had an enemy, except for NME 
But I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be
With only spectacles ahead of me and festival fees
I'm healthier than a Dalmatian on Pedigree  Singing for the masses  Rubber dinghy rapids 
Keep this rapping a habit 
And keep on passioning magic
I'm battling for respect 
I don't know if I'll have it
This songs from the heart  Cover the planet 
I'll take it back now

Mmmm c'mon and take it back love
C'mon and take it back for us
Don't you fade into the back love

Take it back now
Now I don't ever want to be perfect  Cause I'm a singer that you
 Never want to see shirtless 
And I accept the fact that someone has to win worst-dressed
 Taking my first steps into the scene  Giving me focus  Putting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton
 Considering a name change  Thinking it was hopeless  Rhyming over recordings  Avoiding tradition
 Cause every day some lyrics 
And a melody can be written 
Now absence can make your heart break
But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly 
I need to let my liver be
And I say it again  Living life on the edge
With a closed hand full of friends 
Is good advice from a man
Who took his life on the road with me
And I hope to see him blowing up globally  Cause that's how it's supposed to be
I'm screaming out vocally 
It might seem totally impossible
 Achieving life's dreams 
But, but I just write schemes
I'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans
 Madison Square Garden is where I might be
But more likely 
You'll find me in the back
Room of a dive bar with my mates  Having a pint with McDaid  Discussing records we made
And every single second knowing
That we'll never betray
The way we were raised  Remembering our background 
Sat down
That's how we plan it out
It's time to take it back now

Mmmm c'mon and take it back love
C'mon and take it back for us
Don't you fade into the back love

Mmmm c'mon and take it back love
C'mon and take it back for us
Don't you fade into the back love


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