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"Shape Of You" Lyrics

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verse 1
The club isn't the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots
Drinking fast and then we talk slow
Come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I'll give it a chance now
Take my hand, stop
Put Van The Man on the jukebox
And then we start to dance
And now I'm singing like

pre-chorus
Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

chorus
I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling, too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

verse 2
One week in we let the story begin
We're going out on our first date
You and me are thrifty, so go all you can eat
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family is doing okay
Leave and get in a taxi, then kiss in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play
And I'm singing like

pre-chorus
Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

chorus
I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling, too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Oh—I—oh—I—oh—I—oh—I
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

bridge
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on

chorus
I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling, too
I'm in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body

outro
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you
song info:
Language
GenrePop, Reggae
Duration00:03:53
Charts
Copyright ©BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music
WriterJohn McDaid, Steve Mac, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Kandi L. Burruss, Kevin Jerome Briggs, Tameka D. Cottle
Lyrics licensed byLyricFind
AddedJanuary 6th, 2017
Last updatedMarch 6th, 2022
AboutThis single contains an interpolation of No Scrubs by TLC.

"Shape of You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the lead singles from his upcoming third studio album ÷ (2017), along with "Castle on the Hill".

On 4 January 2017, Sheeran uploaded a six-second teaser video of a blue background to social media, with lyrics "the club isn't the best place to find a lover", which is the first line of "Shape of You". On 6 January 2017, Sheeran revealed when hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show that "Shape of You" had originally been written with Rihanna in mind. Sheeran said:

"['Shape of You'] is actually a really random one because I went in to write songs for other people with a guy called Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, and we were writing this song and I was like 'this would really work for Rihanna,'" he explained. "And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van The Man on the jukebox' and I was like 'well she's not really going to sing that, is she?' And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me."

"Shape of You" is a pop and dancehall song with "tropical house effects and strummy acoustics." In the song, Sheeran sings over a marimba-fueled percussive sway about a budding romance. "The club isn't the best place to find a lover, so the bar is where I go/ Me and my friends at the table doing shots drinking fast and then we talk slow," he sings. "Come over and start up a conversation with just me/ And trust me I'll give it a chance." According to NT News, the song "tells the story of loved (or lusted) up Sheeran meeting a girl in a bar where he and his mates are doing shots." "Shape of You" written in the key of C♯ minor with a tempo of 96 beats per minute. The song is composed in the time signature of common time, and follows a basic chord progression of C♯m–F♯m–A–B, and Sheeran's vocals span from G♯3 to G♯5.

He continued, "This was the last song that was finished, and I just didn't put two and two together that this was even going to be on the album. I just kind of wrote it and was like 'oh, that was fun.'"

Jon Caramanica from The New York Times said, "'Shape of You' is trickier, a nimble and effective song that takes the aggressive thinning of 'Caribbean music'." Billboard's Taylor Weatherby wrote about the song saying, "'Shape of You' doesn't quite sound like your typical Sheeran tune. But that almost serves as an indication of what the "Thinking Out Loud" singer has been up to during his hiatus: creating music that still feels like Sheeran, just with a new twist." Jeremy Gordon of Spin gave the song a positive review, stating that the song "is a plausible attempt at convincing us he has had sex ... a lot of it. It kind of slaps, though you can't really picture Sheeran ever saying 'put that body on me' to a real human woman." News website Metro wrote that it sounds similar to the song "Cheap Thrills" by Sia.

"Shape of You" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 13 January, selling 227,000 copies in its first week. Sheeran also debuted at number 2 with the song "Castle on the Hill", making him the only artist in UK chart history to debut in the top two positions. "Shape of You" debuted at No. 2 on the Scottish Singles Chart behind "Castle on the Hill". The song was certified Silver in the first week due to selling 200,000 units and Gold in the second week selling 400,000 units. The song remained at No.1 in its second week selling 139,000.

The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 240,000 downloads and gaining 20 million streams in its debut week in the US, becoming Sheeran's first number one song in the country. Sheeran also became the first artist to debut two songs in the top 10 the same week in the history of the Hot 100, with "Castle on the Hill" also debuting at number six.

It debuted at number one in France, and was later certified gold there.

Lyric video

To accompany the song's release, a lyric video for "Shape of You" was released on Sheeran's YouTube channel. As of 10 February 2017, the video has amassed over 247 million views in a period of 39 days, making the video one of the fastest to reach both 100 and 200 million views.

On 30 January 2017, the song's official music video, starring Jennie Pegouskie and retired professional sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryūta, was released on Sheeran's channel. It was shot on location in Seattle, and was directed by Jason Koenig. As of 13 February 2017, the video has amassed over 105 million views in 14 days.

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