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Riff: Ed Sheeran – “Give Me Love”

Jan 29, 2013

All I want is the taste that your lips allow

from Give Me Love lyrics by Ed Sheeran

While it starts as a nauseatingly-typical 6/8 pop-rock ballad, “Give Me Love” develops through sharp arrangement, clever chords and a pseudo-tribal bridge to earn its adult contemporary ranks. This contrasts the string of lyrical clichés. But again, a few bright spots do shine through the drudgery.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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