Mancano ormai pochissime ore all’uscita di “Divide”, ma Ed Sheeran ha voluto comunque farci un regalo last minute presentandoci un nuovo singolo.
Come si fa a non essere fan di Ed Sheeran quando ogni giorno dimostra di essere perfetto? Se negli ultimi giorni abbiamo tutti invidiato la sua fidanzata Cherry dopo aver visto una fotografia in cui Ed le presta le sue sneaker restando a piedi nudi pur di salvarla dal dolore dovuto ai tacchi, anche per quanto riguarda la sua carriera il cantante, nonostante la pausa che ha deciso di prendersi per un anno intero, continua a regalarci nuove sorprese e, così, anche a pochi minuti dall’uscita del suo nuovo album “Divide”, abbiamo ricevuto un nuovo regalo. Di che si tratta? Di un altro singolo in anteprima, con il quale Ed ci ha già stuzzicati ieri sul suo account Instagram. La canzone si chiama “Eraser” ed è stata presentata con un video emozionante in versione acustica anche se sappiamo già che nella versione integrale contenuta nell’album ci sarà anche una parte rappata dal cantante stesso. Per il momento, accontentiamoci di questa anteprima e del suo testo!
I was born inside a small town, I lost that state of mind/ Learned to sing inside the Lord's house, but stopped at the age of nine/I forget when I get awards now the wave I had to ride/ The paving stones I played upon, they kept me on the grind/ So blame it on the pain that blessed me with the life/ Friends and family filled with envy when they should be filled with pride/ And when the world's against me is when I really come alive/ And everyday that Satan tempts me, I try to take it in my stride/ You know that I've got whisky with white lines and smoke in my lungs/ I think life has got to the point I know without it's no fun/ I need to get in the right mind and clear myself up/ Instead, I look in the mirror questioning what I've become/ I guess it's a stereotypical day for someone like me/ Without a nine-to-five job or an uni degree/ To be caught up in the trappings of the industry/ Show me the locked doors, I find another use of key/ And you'll see/ I'm well aware of certain things that will destroy a man like me/ But with that said give me one more, higher/ Another one to take the sting away/ I am happy on my own, so here I'll stay/ Save your lovin' arms for a rainy day/ And I'll find comfort in my pain/ Eraser/ I used to think that nothing could be better than touring the world with my songs/ I chased the pictured perfect life, I think they painted it wrong/ I think that money is the root of evil and fame is hell/ Relationships and hearts you fixed, they break as well/ And ain't nobody wanna see you down in the dumps/ Because you're living your dream, man, this shit should be fun/ Please know that I'm not trying to preach like I'm Reverend Run/ I beg you, don't be disappointed with the man I've become/ Our conversations with my father on the A14/ Age twelve telling me I've gotta chase those dreams/Now I'm playing for the people, dad, and they know me/ With my beat and small guitar wearing the same old jeans/ Wembley Stadium crowd's two-hundred-and-forty-thou/ I may have grown up but I hope that Damien's proud/ And to the next generation, inspiration's allowed/ The world may be filled with hate but keep erasing it now/ Somehow/ And I'll find comfort in my pain/Eraser