Song of the Day #4,885: ‘Shivers’ – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has two songs in the top six this week, with ‘Shivers’ joining ‘Bad Habits.’ This one is on the rise, and might just leap-frog its sister song in coming weeks.

Of the two songs, I definitely prefer ‘Bad Habits.’ This one is fine but doesn’t grab me the way ‘Bad Habits’ does, at least not on my first listen.

The album on which this song appears, titled = (in keeping with Sheeran’s mathematical symbol naming convention), reached #1 on the album chart, giving Sheeran his fourth straight chart-topper. This guy is definitely on a roll.

[Verse 1]
I took an arrow to the heart
I never kissed a mouth that tastes like yours
Strawberries and a somethin’ more
Ooh, yeah, I want it all
Lipstick on my guitar
Fill up the engine, we can drive real far
Go dancin’ underneath the stars
Ooh, yeah, I want it all
Mmm, you got me feelin’ like

[Pre-Chorus]
I wanna be that guy, I wanna kiss your eyes
I wanna drink that smile, I wanna feel like I’m
Like my soul’s on fire, I wanna stay up all day and all night
Yeah, you got me singin’ like

[Chorus]
Ooh, I love it when you do it like that
And when you’re close up, give me thе shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And whеn they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back
And we’ll say, “Ooh, I love it when you do it like that”
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back

[Verse 2]
Into the car
On the backseat in the moonlit dark
Wrap me up between your legs and arms
Ooh, I can’t get enough
You know you could tear me apart
Put me back together and take my heart
I never thought that I could love this hard
Ooh, I can’t get enough
Mmm, you got me feelin’ like

[Pre-Chorus]
I wanna be that guy, I wanna kiss your eyes
I wanna drink that smile, I wanna feel like I’m
Like my soul’s on fire, I wanna stay up all day and all night
Yeah, you got me singin’ like

[Chorus]
Ooh, I love it when you do it like that
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back
And we’ll say, “Ooh, I love it when you do it like that”
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back

[Bridge]
Baby, you burn so hot, you make me shiver
With the fire you got, this thing we started
I don’t want it to stop
You know you make me shiver
Baby, you burn so hot, you make me shiver
With the fire you got, this thing we started
I don’t want it to stop
You know you make me shiver
Yeah, you got me singin’ like

[Chorus]
Ooh, I love it when you do it like that
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back (Oh, no)
And we’ll say, “Ooh, I love it when you do it like that”
And when you’re close up, give me the shivers
Oh, baby, you wanna dance ’til the sunlight cracks
And when they say the party’s over, then we’ll bring it right back, hey

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,885: ‘Shivers’ – Ed Sheeran

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    The first time I heard “Shivers” was an acoustic version Sheeran performed last week on the Howard Stern Show. I was immediately drawn in, so I can see why the song is rising on the charts.

    I haven’t heard the entire album yet, but have liked everything I’ve heard so far. The man is undoubtedly a talent.

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