Don’t

Ed Sheeran is awesome.  I’ve had the privilege to see him in concert multiple times, and each time I’ve been mind-blown of how he can capture a whole arena with just his guitar.  However, I’d have to say his song “Don’t” from his second studio album x has to be one of my favorite songs.  Not only do the lyrics very explicitly tell the story of his girlfriend cheating on him and, well, pissing him off, but it’s got a great chorus:

Don’t f- with my love
That heart is so cold
All over my own
I don’t wanna know that babe
Don’t f- with my love
I told her, she knows
Take aim and reload
I don’t wanna know that babe

I had read somewhere Ed had decided prior to the release of x that he would only release the clean version of the song because he was concerned some younger fans would listen (I’m not sure if this is true, it’s just what I heard), so they had to delete out the f-bomb from the line “Don’t fuck with my love.”  But, I found an edited version of “Don’t” with the f-bombs (chorus starts at 0:50):

Now, I’m pretty sure the person cut and pasted in the curses, but this could be the original recording.  If it is the latter, I really don’t want to know how they got it.

The original album version:

Personally, I kind of prefer the clean/original version just because I think the chorus pops more by omitting the curse, it kind of gives it an extra passive aggressive punch or edge.  In concert, he sang the unedited version (in case you were wondering).

Currently, Ed Sheeran is nominated for three Grammy awards, including Album of the Year!