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To hate the song "Shape of You"?

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BabychamSocialist · 16/07/2017 16:00

I mean, it's basically only talking about the woman's body and looks, but literally nothing else, yet it's inexplicably popular.

I just don't get it - why can't songs have a good message behind them?

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WanderingTrolley1 · 16/07/2017 16:02

I can't stand it, either.


Pariswhenitdrizzles · 16/07/2017 16:06

I also find it annoying Blush quite like the tune though.

What I find strange is Ed Sheehan always used to come across as someone who wrote 'intelligent' songs (if that makes sense, without me sounding like a total snob) but here, he's just writing about how much he likes a woman's body.


TheLegendOfBeans · 16/07/2017 16:10

Despise it.

BUT play me "Castle on the Hill" and I'll be reaching for the tissues Blush


Pariswhenitdrizzles · 16/07/2017 16:11



PinkSparklyPussyCat · 16/07/2017 16:13

Never mind 'Castle on the Hill', have you heard 'Supermarket Flowers'? It gets me every time Sad


TheWoollybacksWife · 16/07/2017 16:13

DS replaces "You" with "Poo". It doesn't have the same emotional effectGrin

DS is 10. Poo is one of his favourite words.


KoalaDownUnder · 16/07/2017 16:18

My loathing for it is surpassed only by my loathing for Galway Girl.


AnyFucker · 16/07/2017 16:19

Yes, it's derivative shit


PurpleDaisies · 16/07/2017 16:20

I can't stand ed Sheeran music full stop.


SorrelSoup · 16/07/2017 16:21

There was a thread on this when it came out! Always sing poo now!


KoalaDownUnder · 16/07/2017 16:21

I can't stand him either. I can honestly say that even if I was given free front-row tickets for his show, I'd flog them on eBay pass them on.


redexpat · 16/07/2017 16:22

I see your point, but its not as annoying as him singing she took my name and then we were one down by the wexford border.


Hotheadwheresthecoldbath · 16/07/2017 16:22

Love the spoof version on YouTube,Think it is called The smell of poo


MeltorPeltor · 16/07/2017 16:24

I like it, he loves the shape of her. He doesn't stipulate what that shape is. The song is about how it started with a physical attraction and then got to know each other and he's in love with her. I have to find someone physically attractive to stay in love with them, I find my husband irresistible but that's not to say that's the only thing I love about him.


BabychamSocialist · 16/07/2017 16:27

Oh god, I HATE Galway Girl as well. Such mawkish and stereotypical crap.

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onceandneveragain · 16/07/2017 16:32

I hate it because of the lyric "We push and pull like a magnet do." It's just unnecessarily grammatically incorrect - "Push and pull like magnets do," would fit just as well and actually make sense.

  • I am aware this is of no relevance to the point you were making and will slope off to pedants corner now!

I can see what you're saying, but, to be fair, a song saying 'I like you because I find you physically attractive', isn't necessarily insulting or
provoking - nowhere near the unpleasant misogyny of something like 'blurred lines,' or whatever.

Balfe · 16/07/2017 16:33

I know none of the words to Ed Sheeran songs, I just kind of babble to the tune Grin


AlrightBabby · 16/07/2017 16:33

Why do all the crap, misogynistic songs have catchy tunes?


AngelaKardashian · 16/07/2017 16:38

I hate it because of the lyric "We push and pull like a magnet do"

I always thought it said "too".

I don't mind it. I don't think there's anything wrong with a song saying you're physically attracted to someone. All attraction starts somewhere, after all. Also, like a PP said, he doesn't say what that shape is so it's not like he's encouraging any sort of beauty standards.


YokoReturns · 16/07/2017 16:39

If you think about the lyrics carefully, it's actually about one night stands.

It's deliberately 'shallow' because he doesn't know the person he's been with the night before. 'Every day discovering something brand new' means a new girl.

The whole song's about picking up girls!


JuneFromBethesda · 16/07/2017 16:39

I don't like the line about the bedsheets smelling. It sounds so ... grubby clutches pearls


JuneFromBethesda · 16/07/2017 16:40

I thought 'every day discovering something brand new' meant they were at the start of their relationship, getting to know each other. Not one-night stands.


YokoReturns · 16/07/2017 16:41

No, I thought that initially but I think it can be read as discovering a new woman each day, too. It's about dating, I reckon.


whirlycurly · 16/07/2017 16:42

I feel I know too much about ed sheeran's love life. It makes me feel both nauseous and voyeuristic listening to his songs.


haveacupoftea · 16/07/2017 16:42

Going out on the pull and meeting someone is often a big part of life when you're young free and single. Not sure why Ed Sheeran has to pretend it isn't. That's why most people like his songs, he sings about things they can relate to.

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