Friday, 24 February 2012

So I want to Marry Ed Sheeran...

... and before you pass judgement, hear me out. I am not an obsessed teenage girl, or a so-called 'Sheeranator', who has wall after wall of my bedroom covered in posters of him. Nor do I practice writing Mrs Ed Sheeran on scraps of paper. Well, not since I was caught doing it anyway. The reason I want to marry Ed Sheeran is for the way he writes music. Any man who can write about love the way he does, whether a believed opinion or just able to portray emotions as poetically as he does, is definitely marriage material! Come on girls you must agree with me on this one?  He may only just have turned 21, but this man sure can write. It is rare in someone so young to be able to pull off a debut album like '+' and Ed Sheeran sure does with sales of 102,000 in the first week alone.

I, like many girls my age (23), was brought up with the romantic ideals of the Disney Princess generation. We have unrealistic expectations that men riding on white horses, will come and rescue us from whatever trapped tower, or evil step mother we find ourselves under the spell of. Although personally, I don't mind if my Prince Charming, whoever he is, turns up in a vintage car, as horses scare the shit out of me. But getting back to my point, I am a hopeless romantic at heart. It is sad but true. I like to be romanced and  made to feel like the only girl in the room. I actually enjoy getting butterflies and excited when I am around that special someone. If I go to the cinema with friends and we see a rom com, I am always the one to be found with mascara running down my face at the end of the movie and you can't even sit me in front of The Notebook without tears pouring down my face. Anyway, I digress again. Recently, I became single again after 2 years on and off with my first love, the BFG. Whilst it may sound lame to some people, whenever I am at an emotional cross - roads I always turn to music. Whether I am happy, sad, nervous or just in the mood for a good dance around my room, music has always been the cure for me. So in my post-break up blues, I turned to Ed Sheeran's album '+' and it seemed to have eased the post-break up pain. Whether he believes what he writes, or is just a bloody good lyricist, his songs speak to the soul and can't help make you smile. Whether a love song like 'Lego House' or two fingers up to the music industry who told him to change who he is in 'you need me, I don't need you', his music can't help but appeal to most listeners and brighten even the darkest days. However, my favourite track on the album has to be 'U.N.I'. For anyone who has ever had their heart broken you will know why this song is just beautiful! As I said I know I am a completely lame ass, but I stand by my theory that music cures everything or can go a long way towards finding the cure!

In school, me and my best friend, Miss Koko, used to have a theory that there was a song for every occasion in life. And I still believe this to be true. Memories get attached to songs and when you hear them they can make you smile and remember good times, or alternatively, make you reflect on the past. Everytime I hear Bob Sinclair's - Rock this Party, I am reminded of Miss Koko doing some weird pelvic thrust dance, on the dancefloor in our local dump of a nightclub, (it is funnier in the flesh, as she is mentally challenged when drunk and dancing or when participating on the Just Dance game for the Wii. I am so dead when she reads this!) Last Summer by the LostProphets, reminds me of when all my friends passed their driving tests in the summer of our AS Level year at school and we would go cruising along the beach front of our sleepy home town, with this tune belting over the airwaves. I suppose that is why, when people get married they choose a first song to dance to. Something that when you hear it, it transports you back to that magical day.

Anyway, I have completely gone off topic. Basically I want to marry Ed Sheeran because any man who can speak to this hopeless romantic girl's soul is defo marriage material. So I shall leave you with a link to 'Drunk', just because the music video made me laugh when I first saw it:

Peace out
Random Quirky Girl x

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