Song of the Day #3,449: ‘Perfect’ – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ climbs to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in its 14th week on the chart. This is Sheeran’s sixth top ten hit, and the highest climber outside of ‘Shape of You,’ his only #1 hit, and ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which reached #2.

‘Perfect,’ like ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ is a straightforward love ballad destined to play at weddings for years to come. Sheeran says he thinks he topped the former hit with this one, but I’d have to give the edge to ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which feels like a new standard. I say that having only heard ‘Perfect’ a couple of times, though.

A remix of this track featuring a duet with Beyoncé is currently on the radio, no doubt contributing to the song’s chart success. But the version below is Sheeran’s original.

[Verse 1]
I found a love for me
Oh darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine

[Chorus]
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

[Verse 2]
Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own
We are still kids, but we’re so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

[Chorus 2]
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautiful
I don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight

[Instrumental]

[Chorus 3]
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect
I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,449: ‘Perfect’ – Ed Sheeran

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I had not heard the Beyoncé version before, but have heard the original countless times on the radio. I too would give the edge to “Thinking Out Loud,” but the man clearly knows how to write great songs.

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