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Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream lyrics

[Verse 1]
I've been spinning now for time
Couple women by my side

I got sinning on my mind
Sipping on red wine

I've been sitting here for ages
Ripping out the pages

How'd I get so faded?
How'd I get so faded
?

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no no don't leave me lonely now
If you loved me how'd you never learn
Ooh, coloured crimson in my eyes
One or two could free my mind


[Chorus]
This is how it ends, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
Fading out again, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in
So tell me when it kicks in


[Verse 2]
I've been looking for a lover
Thought I'd find her in a bottle

God, make me another one
I'll be feeling this tomorrow

Lord forgive me for the things I've done
I was never meant to hurt no one
I saw scars upon a broken hearted lover


[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no no don't leave me lonely now
If you loved me how'd you never learn
Ooh, coloured crimson in my eyes
One or two could free my mind


[Chorus]
This is how it ends, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
Fading out again, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
So tell me when it kicks in
So tell me when it kicks in


[Bridge x5]
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line
All the voices in my mind
Calling out across the line


[Outro x6]
Tell me when it kicks in
I saw scars upon her
Tell me when it kicks in
Broken hearted



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    musiclover1227
    I interpret this song as Ed feeling like he's becoming "far-gone," putting himself in a corner that he was concerned about getting to. Maybe filling up a void with alcohol, probably not to the point of being an alcoholic but using this as a way of escaping his depression? The bridge I think either is talking about the temptation he's facing or self-harming. He has the line "This is when it ends, I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream." This is when it ends, comes off as his final thought on his growing hopelessness. However, he has "Lord forgive me for the things I've done" is actually a pretty hopeful line. I'm sure it was written with the self-deprecation, but instead of the "Lord hit with the deserved lightning bolt" but more of a loving "I hope your holding out your hand God." Actually probably a mixture of both. Nevertheless, Ed accidentally wrote something of hope in his song of hopelessness.
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