Dive

Ed Sheeran

About Dive

"Dive" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was included on his third studio album ÷ (2017). After the album's release it charted at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.


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2017
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Maybe I came on too strong
Maybe I waited too long
Maybe I played my cards wrong
Oh, just a little bit wrong
Baby I apologize for it

I could fall, or I could fly
Here in your aeroplane
And I could live, I could die
Hanging on the words you say
And I’ve been known to give my all
And jumping in harder than
Ten thousand rocks on the lake

So don’t call me baby
Unless you mean it
Don’t tell me you need me
If you don’t believe it
So let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you

You’re a mystery
I have travelled the world, there’s no other girl like you
No one, what’s your history?
Do you have a tendency to lead some people on?
'Cause I heard you do, mm

I could fall, or I could fly
Here in your aeroplane
And I could live, I could die
Hanging on the words you say
And I’ve been known to give my all
And lie awake, everyday don't know how much I can take

So don’t call me baby
Unless you mean it
And don’t tell me you need me
If you don’t believe it
So let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you

I could fall, or I could fly
Here in your aeroplane
And I could live, I could die
Hanging on the words you say
And I’ve been known to give my all
Sitting back, looking at every messy that I made

So don’t call me baby
Unless you mean it
Don’t tell me you need me
If you don’t believe it
Let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you

Before I dive right into you
Before I dive right into you

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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: Julia Michaels, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Edward Christopher Sheeran

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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12 facts about this song

Track Info
"Dive" is the third track on Ed Sheeran's third studio album, "÷" (Divide), released in 2017.
Genre
The song is in the genre of soul, distinguished by its soulful rhythm and blues-inspired sound.
Songwriters
"Dive" was written by Ed Sheeran himself, alongside producer Benjamin Levin (known as Benny Blanco) and Julia Michaels.
Song Meaning
The song is about the fear of falling in love, using the metaphor of diving into water. It's characterized by Ed’s raw emotional delivery illustrating constrains over an uncertain relationship.
Chart Ranking
"Dive" charted at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 5 in the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
Live Performances
Often during his live performances, Ed Sheeran performs this song solo with his acoustic guitar, stripping the song back to its raw, emotional core.
Inspirations
The song’s groove and melody channels a strong influence of the 50's and 60’s soul era music, particularly reminiscent of artists like Otis Redding.
Reception
The song was praised for its soulful rhythm and powerful vocals, being singled out by critics as one of the standout tracks on the album.
Music Video
Although there's no official video for "Dive", its lyric video on YouTube has generated over 250 million views to date.
Platinum Status
The song was certified Platinum in 2020 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for achieving over 1 million equivalent sales units in the United States.
International Success
"Dive" achieved considerable success beyond the UK and US, reaching the top 40 in multiple countries, including Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Impact on Ed Sheeran's career
The success of "Dive", along with the other hits from "÷", helped cement Ed Sheeran's status as one of the leading singer-songwriters in global pop music.

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