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Ed Sheeran – Little Lady lyrics

Listen, little lady,
This is just the worst way to spend your birthday,
It's thirty degrees, Thursday.
You work late, you is with a perv making dirty fake love in his Mercedes.
Lady, the word rape sums up events that take place every night.
You wanna get up but you know your legs'll ache if you try.
And you remember that your punter went crazy last night,
You drag yourself to the mirror to check your face, then you cry.
Forget the visit to the clinic you were booked in for,
You'll make a trip to the Whittington where they'll look at your jaw.
They'll be inquisitive and ask about your business for sure,
They'll know you're fibbing if you tell them you got hit by a door.
But young woman the pimp sees you as nothin' but a dumb hooker,
Medical attention could be fatal
'Cause the c*** wouldn't ever let a doctor near someone that's getting dough for him,
'Cause next you got poxy authorities sticking their noses in.

She's just under the upper-hand.
And goes mad for a couple grams.
And she don't wanna go outside, tonight.
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland and,
Sell love to another man.
It's too cold outside, for angels to fly.
For angels to fly.

Little lady,
Your mind you've made up,
Your injuries you can't hide with make-up.
You need some medical advice, you make up,
A little lie to say just in case the Doc opens his eyes and don't decide to play dumb.
With any luck you'll see the same dude that stitched your top lip,
Last year when your pimp just lost it.
He wouldn't recognize you if you stared him in the face anyway
'Cause all the Heroin is making you age,
But you're a heroine for taking the strain of being a prostitute and punching bag, the funds you have left, go where you from using money gram.
Mother had to get you out of the motherland, to study,
That was all she struggled to have a single daughter with the upper hand.
Little does she know, you're never coming back
She put you in her brother's hands only for him to formulate another plan
He's the fucking cause of your appalling state this summer
Fancy that? You came to London to get pimped by your Uncle, Damn.

She's just under the upper-hand.
And goes mad for a couple grams.
And she don't wanna go outside, tonight.
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland and,
Sell love to another man.
It's too cold outside for angels to fly,
Now an angel will die, covered in white
With closed eyes, and hoping for a better life
This time I'll fade out tonight,
Straight down the line.

Little lady,
You're trembling with fear,
Your skinny frame kinda resembles a deer,
You're sitting facing a detective, oh dear
The meddling nurse couldn't just leave it,
She's only gone and made it much worse calling police in,
She'll never know the gravity of the damage she's caused
Your causing scandal going mad in the ward now,
The cop is trying to calm you,
Telling you he won't let no one harm you
The same question he keeps trying to ask you,
Who you working for?
He's talking to you like your worth more than a dirty whore
You're having a conversation you could be murdered for
You're learning more about exactly why you need to help bring him or her to court
He's kicking knowledge you ain't ever heard before
Just before he leaves he reassures you that he knows that it's hard
He underlines a mobile number you can phone on his card
Begs you to use it, he's useless if you're gonna be stupid
'Cause an answer hasn't come from your bruised lips
You're on your own,
You've gotta go and give your pimp what you owe,
You reach your door and then it dawns that you've been followed home
Before you turn around you feel a cold blade on your throat
And then a voice says 'where you been bitch I wanna know. '
No prizes for guessing who it is resistance would be foolishness,
You open the front door, he boots you in
There's something new in him, he's silent now
That fills you with terror
Get your alibi straight you could be killed for an error
He towers over you, the six inch knife catches the sunlight
At this point, your life flashes before your eyes
Your handbags dropped and all the contents are all over the floor
Despite the mess there's only one thing that caught his eye.
And in the moment of rage he brutally murders his niece and dumps her body in the boot of his Mercs in the street.

Little lady left this earth in the worst way, all because she got a card on her 13th birthday...

And we're all under the upper-hand.
And go mad for a couple grams.
And we don't wanna go outside, tonight
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland
And sell love to another man,
It's too cold outside; for angels to fly
For angels to fly,
Fly, Fly
For angels to fly, to fly, to fly.
Angels to die.

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  • u
    Its a song which gives off such a strong message to everyone and how despite not always hearing about these particular cases, it still happens and people need to be aware as there are people in that situation who without help will end up in the same way as sung on the song, you cannot love this song without respecting every single lyric wrote as it just makes you aware of the pain and suffering of people who are forced into such a sick and dangerous business which they may need to survive.
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  • u
    It's about a 13 year old girl who works as a hooker for her uncle to send money back home to ger mother but on her birthday he beats her to the point she needs medical help and when there they call the police they question her but she won't talk the cop gave her his number and left her on her way to give her pimp/uncle her money from the night he takes a gun to her neck and ask where she was then see the cops card and kills her all this on the girls 13th birthday.
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  • u
    My view is that the little girls mother couldn't look after her and wanted a good life for her, so sent her to live with her brother, but yet he had oother plans than to look after he made her work as a prostitute. And the nurse made it worse for her, and the uncle followed her home and saw the card and brutallly murdered her. Just cause she got a card for her 13th birthday. So much emotion:/ .
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  • u
    Poor girl, whose mum thought she was doing the best thing for her daughter by sending her to get an 'education'. However instead of getting the education that was promised by the brother of the mother or brother of the father (whose not mentioned) the girl was sold into prostitution at a young age. I personally think the meaning of the song is that we all need to look out for one another, and help when help is needed. Despite the harsh lyrics I think this is a beautiful and very sincere song- sending out a very heartfelt message. Ed sheeran and mikill pane are two very talented and passionate men.
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  • u
    Its about a 13 year old girl whose mother sent her to her uncle for education and her uncle rapes her every night and beats her up. When she goes to get stitched up the nurse calls in the police and the detective gives her his card and tells her to call him if she has a problem. When she gets home from hospital it's her 13th birthday and he wants to know where she went. When she doesn't answer he hits her and her bag falls and spills and ge sees the detectives card and murders her. In short her uncle is a perverted b*****d that hould get arrested.
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