Riff: Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”

Oct 31, 2012

And in a pipe she flies to the motherland/Or sells love to another man

from The A Team lyrics by Ed Sheeran

Staking his claim as the socially-conscious alternative to James Blunt, Sheeran chronicles a young girl’s harrowing descent into drug addiction and prostitution on an unashamedly twee but deceptively dark ‘one man and his guitar’ ballad which does little to dispel his ‘busker-got-lucky’ reputation.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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