Lyric: Ed Sheeran - Take It Back



Take It Back - Ed Sheeran

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 want to get bitten
Because plagiarism is hidden
Watch how I 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 the cane
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 16 years old
Yeah I moved out of my home
I was Macy Gray
I tried to say goodbye and
I choked
Went from sleeping
At the subway station
Sleeping with a movie star
And adding to the population
Not my imagination
I don't want to relax
But would it hurt your reputation
If I put it on wax
So take it back now

C'mon and take it back love

C'mon and take it back for us

Don't you fade into the back love

Ooooh
Take it back with the rhythm and blues
And my back 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
And keeping 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 willing to start again
By the end of the song
Still they claim 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
And 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 with respect
I don't know if I'll have it
This songs from the heart
Cover the planet
I'll take it back now

C'mon and take it back love

C'mon and take it back for us

Don't you fade into the back love

Ooooh

Take it back now
I don't ever want to be perfect
Cause I'm a singer that you
Never want to see shirtless
I accept the fact
That someone's got 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 ache
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
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

C'mon and take it back love

C'mon and take it back for us

Don't you fade into the back love

Ooooh

C'mon and take it back love

C'mon and take it back for us

Don't you fade into the back love

Ooooh
***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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