"Homeless" as written by Ed Sheeran and Anna Krantz....
Could I wake up next to you when we're hitting double figures?
Look into your eyes like I'm looking into double mirrors
Could you make it any clearer? Everything's such a blur
It's not my turn, it's hers to get hurt

On a late night coming home from way too many train rides
Lace not as red as my face, I'm home at the same time
Highbury estate's fine
Smoking like a dragon but don't chase lines

I haven't slept for the past week
Two hours ain't enough for me
I feel inspired at quarter to three am

I haven't changed since our last meet
I'm still getting all my meals for free
Think I'm being shunned by my feet again

It's not a homeless life for me
It's just I'm home less than I'd like to be

And now I'm sitting on a night bus flicking through my Ipod
Feeling kinda tired so I try to close my eyes up
Driver, turn the lights off, lights on, on stage, mics on
Song plays, nice one, gotta keep my hype strong

Truth be, never went to Uni
People see right through me but I'm not a fool, see
I'm never gonna do one, gonna live past 22, done
Everything I need to except get a 2:1

I haven't slept for the past week
Two hours ain't enough for me
I feel inspired at quarter to three am

I haven't changed since our last meet
I'm still getting all my meals for free
Think I'm being shunned by my feet again

It's not a homeless life for me
It's just I'm home less than I'd like to be

When I feel cold you keep me warm
And I'm not looking for some loose change
Just wanna find a true mate
Who wants to be my duvet

It's not a homeless life for me
It's just I'm home, less than I'd like to be


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"Homeless" as written by Ed Sheeran Anna Krantz

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    General CommentI could be wrong but it seems that this could be about a relationship. One that isn't really surviving the stress of the distance between them due to Ed's job. Or the fact that he's always too busy to spend anytime working on the relationship and now it's just failing.
    CeraCuteCoreon August 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOn second thoughts, it seems more like he's singing about how he misses a girl and that he's "home less than I'd like to be" because he just wants to spend time with her. His job gets in the way but he's determined to make both his music career and his relationship work because he loves them both.
    CeraCuteCoreon August 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm not going to comment on the meaning of the song, but I just want to say how much I love Ed Sheeran's clever play on words. He does it all the time, and it always gives the song a much deeper meaning.

    I'm especially thinking about the line:

    *It's not a HOMELESS life for me/
    *It's just I'm HOME LESS than I'd like to be/
    LyricalArchitecton November 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this song could be seen as a follow-up for U.N.I., in which he tells the story about losing his beloved one because of different plans for the future (music career vs. university).

    Now he tells his former lover that he is still on the road. Following his dream, even if it is a tough ride for him (no sleep, cheap? food, bus...).
    Nevertheless she is still on his mind and the thought of her accompanies him. He wishes her to be there by his side, to have a true mate to rely on.
    Lixeon April 02, 2012   Link
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    Song FactIn Ed's book, Ed Sheeran a Visual Journey, he talks about how he wrote this song about when he was practically homeless. That's the meaning.
    bravelittlevinon January 30, 2015   Link

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