Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

Bad Habits Lyrics – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran released his eagerly awaited fifth studio album, = (equals) on Oct. 29 this year, with lead single “Bad Habits” debuting a new direction for the singer.

The 30-year-old performer described the song as “really different” in an interview with BBC Radio 1 ahead of its Jun. 25 release. Like most of Sheeran’s back catalogue, “Bad Habits” was a massive success, spending 11 weeks at number one and breaking a new record for the singer.

Sheeran recorded the music video for the song earlier this year in Catford, South East London. He took a theatrical approach, ditching his signature jeans and t-shirt to become a sharp-fanged vampire in a fuschia suit. Not to mention the copious amounts of glittery eyeshadow. Sheeran’s new look got the seal of approval from close friend and collaborator, Taylor Swift, who said “it’s a yes from me.”

As you can probably tell from its name, “Bad Habits” is a song about how vices can take control. Sheeran has always been honest about his experiences with substance abuse. In 2017, he shared on Jonathan Ross that he was forced to take a year off of music after he started “slipping into” the pitfalls of fame. “Mostly, like, substance abuse,” he said. During his year off, he cut out beer from his diet, and ended up losing 50 pounds. Sheeran was also a long-time smoker, something he eventually gave up in 2019.

Sheeran has previously discussed how fatherhood has changed him he is said to have written “Bad Habits” for his one-year-old daughter Lyra, who he said has been the “biggest motivation” to give up his vices for good.

SingerEd Sheeran
ComposerEd Sheeran
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Song WriterEd Sheeran


I found a love, for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow
Your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess
I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it
Darling, you look perfect tonight

Well, I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
I found a lover, to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own

We are still kids, but we’re so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favorite song
When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful
I don’t deserve this
Darling, you look perfect tonight

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect

I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight

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Credits to Ed Sheeran

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