What does Thinking Out Loud mean?

Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud Meaning

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Song Released: 2014

Thinking Out Loud Lyrics

Ive been losing my mind, Ive been living a lie
Ive been running away for so long
I try to put on a face and cover my heart
But Im needing it now so bad

I dont know how I feel
Maybe Im mad or maybe Im proud
Cant find the truth, cant speak...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 19th 2015 !⃝

    I think its about the love of your life, and true love that's not coerced..."we found love right where we are"... to imperfect people that loved each other for who they are...so many people put on facades but that's not authentic so it won't last, but true love is loving past the looks of a person because beauty is fleeting it fades " when my hair is all gone and the memory fades" and even loving past each others faults... "I'll just keep making the same mistakes"

    I think this song is one of the most beautiful love songs written!


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 6th 2014 !⃝

    I think this song is basically describing how things will change throughout life, he will grow old and his memory will grow weak and he knows he'll grow weak physically as well, but the one thing that he's sure of is the fact that he will love her just the way he did back when he was young and he knows she will love him just the same. "baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23" and "I know you will still love me the same". And that's basically what he's trying to convey through this song. The feeling of loving someone deeply and knowing that they feel and will feel the exact same way towards you.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 30th 2016 !⃝

    I think this song is referring to someone that you fell in love with & still are deeply in love with. However due to circumstances, you're not physically with them. In your mind you relive the first moment you fell in love with them everyday.

    The love is mutual between both parties lasting a "Lifetime". Thus the love remains "Evergreen". No matter how many years go by they continue to carry the love they once had & continue to have.

    So he's thinking out loud & letting her know in song how he feels.

    Beautiful classic song!!!

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2020 !⃝

    i think this song is super special. he means every word he says which makes it all mean more. ed sheeran is such a beautiful singer, all of his songs are great and he deserves a lot.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2020 !⃝

    This song portrays that true amour doesn't disappear though both lovers grow old.beauty isn't a must to love somebody. Coz fondness is a psychological bond. If the psychological bond is strong,their affection will last forever

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2020 !⃝

    I really like the song
    It was played in the movie"me before you "
    He really meant how people fall in love in the way they really don't know.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2020 !⃝

    When I wrote this song I was in Australia and I met two actor directors who could do music with me they’re incredible, and Sophie and Ariel wrote this sweet song to our favorite record and sell it into the shops in target, because it will have fun pop and sound perfect for me and Ben, and we always sang that song together, and we’re spending time together and go on a vacation and write about our last past high school years we’ve made, then we had a couple songs from other artists, and me and Ben are gonna play it at the high school band room where we can write and sing in there and also it has a recording studio where they checked their phones and record a voice memos.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2020 !⃝

    Thinking out loud became the title because as it was being finished here is what transpired... The writer had been writing about a child..and your soul will never grow old...it was not finished but set aside. The writer is now revisiting the song and attempting to finish it. After reading it out loud for the first time with other people in the room...the response was.."That's it?""that's how it ends?" referring to 'and I just want to tell you I am..' writer then responds: "Your supposed to know that what comes next is "I am in love with you". Person responds with eyes locked and writer repeats it. But at the moment realized it. So next writer hears you should put your hand on my heart right now..writer responds with..why I am trying to write a song do you need me to call 911? Response: "Just thinking out loud". Guy is dead from a heart attack with in a year. True story.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2019 !⃝

    It's a very poetic song were a man loves the lady so so much and the man he's so sure from deep down the heart that he really loves the girl and on the other hand he realizes that the lady loves him back just like he does or even more.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2019 !⃝

    I loved that this song was played in the movie Me Before You. So perfect.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2019 !⃝

    When I start this song from Monday, I’ve been working hard for music but it’s very fun and we produced it with Ed Sheeran, he plays the guitar, he helped Kevin and nick some new guitar chords and he teach them how to play. He’s amazing and good friend of ours.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2019 !⃝

    I think to the record is to recording this song is very romance is right there for perfectwomen are served as maids but it’s too the song Ed Sheeran told the story about my story about this song it’s remembering how we are, but it’s really good song to record to Ed Sheeran. He’s talented.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2019 !⃝

    He's going to love her until he is 70...then trade her in for two 35-year olds. Dumb lyrics!

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2019 !⃝

    It's what a guy is thinking the instant he "falls" in love. Heart on the sleeve, "all-in" kind of love that for him, is eternal.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2018 !⃝

    Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, the lyrics is very easy to understand. The latest comment, I agree this song is about love. You mentioned, you want to do a project with the singer? But I don't think it's about God in our lives. The lyrics is about a guy who is in love with a girl.

    Anyway, I do hope you will be able to reach him. Regarding God, I believe you have to read King James Version of the Holy Bible and you will know more about God.

    - Same person who made comments recently

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2018 !⃝

    I think this song is about being in love, because I would like to do something with this project with Ed Sheeran. Because I wanted to know about god in our lives.

  17. anonymous
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    May 5th 2018 !⃝

    Thinking Out Loud?

    It seems there is an issue or problem.. Why would it take 13 years before she will take you in her loving arms? Are you guys far away from each other?

    Anyway, that's awe-inspiring!

  18. anonymous
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    May 4th 2018 !⃝

    Oh, it's a wonderful, beautiful, sensitive son. However,the song itself--for me--pales (if that's possible) to his performance on an otherwise-forgettable award show I saw as I was channel-surfing. I was struck by his sincerity and emotion during the performance. He seemed to just feel every single word. Brought tears to my eyes.

    By the way, at 57, I feel the same way about the love of MY life. I just know she will take me into her loving arms when I'm 70. I hope I die there.

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