June 13, 2014


Ed Sheeran's "Don't": A Biting Breakup Track Rumored to Be About Ellie Goulding

When cameras caught British pop tarts Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding getting handsy at the 2013 VMAs, the Internet was abuzz that the singer-songwriters had created the perfect pop harmony. Goulding denied the relationship while the "Sing" singer claimed, "It was going on. And now it’s not." Whatever happened, it didn't end amicably.

Fast-forward to today, Sheeran's released the final version of new tune "Don't" (originally performed on SNL) that details a nasty breakup with all the gritty details. Listen to the soulful, guitar-clap track above.

Sheeran details a fling with a girl, describing her with, "But me and her, we make money the same way / Four cities, two planes, the same day." OK, so she's an in-demand singer like you. Got it, Ed.

Then comes the dirty details: "I never intended to be next / But you didn't need to take him to bed, that's all / And I never saw him as a threat / Until you disappeared with him to have sex, of course." And then there's, "It's not like we were both on tour / We were staying on the same f-cking hotel floor / And I wasn't looking for a promise or commitment / But it was never just fun, and I thought you were different." Don't forget: "She was crying on my shoulder, but I already told ya / Trust and respect is what we do this for."

Eek! Now no one except the parties involved know who this touring temptress is, of course, but we're sure Ed's feeling good about releasing this big "F.U." into the world.