"Kiss Me" as written by and Justin Scott/sheeran Franks....
Settle down with me
Cover me up
Cuddle me in

Lie down with me
And hold me in your arms

And your heart's against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love

Settle down with me
And I'll be your safety
You'll be my lady

I was made to keep your body warm
But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms

Oh no
My heart's against your chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet
And with this feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love

Yeah I've been feeling everything
From hate to love
From love to lust
From lust to truth
I guess that's how I know you
So I hold you close to help you give it up

So kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love

Kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
Falling in love
We're falling in love


Lyrics submitted by ekmmurphy

"Kiss Me" as written by Julie Frost Ed Sheeran

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  • +20
    Song MeaningIn the 2012 iTunes Festival Ed explains the meaning behind this song.
    His godparents (woman and man) Had years of friendship without really getting into a serious relationship but one day at a dinner party he decides to propose to her, and she says yes. After years of being bestfriends one of them finally gathers up the courage to tell the other how they feel. And Ed wrote this song to sing it at their wedding.

    With this song Ed is trying to motivate those people who have been in a close relationship with a friend without realizing that they were actually in love; or those people who have been secretly in love with their bestfriend for years. To finally take that chance and realize the beautiful thing they can create and live if they only dared to do so.
    andreavion September 19, 2012   Link
  • +15
    Song MeaningThis song is about a guy who has had previous relationships go seriously wrong and love is now foreign to him. He doesn't know how to love someone and is incapable for fulfilling his 'man' role in a relationship. He battles whether to start a relationship with a girl he thinks he might love, but isn't sure if it's love because he's forgotten what it feels like. He figures out that because he cares so much for this girl, he actually does love her and is trying to work on how to show her the love she deserves, when he is so clueless. He is angry at himself for being incapable of love but overwhelming cares for this girl. so is confused but eventually the only thing he becomes sure of is that he definitely does love her very deeply and that is all that matters.

    "Settle down with me"
    Let's commit to a relationship.
    I will try to get out of my patterns with relationships and learn how to love you without messing it up.

    "Cover me up"
    Show affection, look after me.
    Let all my old mistakes be forgotten 'covered up' by this new relationship that has potential.

    "Cuddle me in"
    Show affection, look after me - twist from 'tuck me in to bed'
    Allow the affection to get inside me and make my heart feel love, because I don't know how to love you.

    "You heart's against my chest"
    We're close, physically connecting.
    You have a heart that feels love, but I'm incapable of love and instead of our hearts connecting, yours is just touching my empty, heartless chest.

    "I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet"
    I think I'm falling in love with you, but I don't really know how to love, and when you find this out you won't want me. You don't know that I'm incapable and I'm scared you will find out.

    "With a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now"
    I feel like I love you, but I have been incapable of love in the past, so I think it might be a phase because true love seems unreal.

    "Kiss me like you wanna be loved"
    Give me a sign that you want me to love you, despite my past inability to show love. Every relationship in the past I have messed up and I don't think I know how to love you. Tell me I can do it, and you will fight for me.

    "This feels like falling in love"
    I don't know what love feels like because I've never felt it before, but I think this might be it.


    "And I'll be your safety
    You'll be my lady"
    We could try and have a normal relationship, I will try to be your man/protector and you will be my lady and I will take care of you.

    "I was made to keep your body warm
    But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms"
    I am supposed to be the man of the relationship and fulfill my promise (in the previous lines) to protect you and look after you, but I don't know how to love you or have a successful relationship with you, I need your help.

    "Yeah I've been feeling everything
    From hate to love
    From love to lust
    From lust to truth"
    At first I was too scared to start a relationship with you so I blew you off (hate)
    Then I realized I cared really deeply about you, but still didn't think I was capable of loving you the way you deserve (love)
    Then I realized I just had to have you my love is too strong, I have to give this relationship a try even though I don't know how to love you (lust)
    Now I see that the relationship is going to be hard for me because I can't be your rock and be your man, I'm not strong enough and I don't know how to love, I'm traumatized from other relationships and it's going to be hard to love someone again. But it's worth it because I care about you so much (truth)

    "I guess that's how I know you"
    All the emotions (in the previous lines) have been confusing for me, but now eventually I understand how hard our relationship will be, but I am definitely sure I know you're the one so it's worth it.

    "So I hold you close to help you give it up"
    I'm trying to learn to love you, so I will keep trying until you 'give up' the secret of how to love you, please you, protect you, and be the man I should be.
    majoleon March 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn an interview, Ed Sheeran said his godparents were getting married and they didn't have a song yet. So, he wrote "Kiss Me" for them :)
    kittyyon August 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Settle down with me" - I want you to be mine. Commit with me . Commit to me.
    "Cover me up" - Cover me in your love. Smother me with affection.
    "Cuddle me in" - Make me feel comfort and warmth on the inside.
    "Lie down with me And hold me in your arms" - Sleep next to me , hold me so I can feel closer to you. I just want you to be the last & first person I see when wake up and go to sleep

    "And your heart's against my chest,"- I wish our hearts could be connected, but....My chest is hollow... my heart has been broken before.. Your love is big & strong enough for the both of us.He wants to feel the love her heart has . Her heart is against his chest. wants to feel closer.
    " your lips pressed in my neck" gentle ,yet passionate displays of affection. intimacy.

    "I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet" I'm falling for you and everything about you. You eyes only scratch my surface, you have yet to see the real me.. In time they will, I want you to know me.

    "And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now" - I have forgotten the pain of heartache. I have forgotten the loneliness and the emptiness. Your love overpowered those feelings in me.
    imanihickson April 26, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"Settle down with me" - I want you to be mine. Commit with me . Commit to me.
    "Cover me up" - Cover me in your love. Smother me with affection.
    "Cuddle me in" - Make me feel comfort and warmth on the inside.
    "Lie down with me And hold me in your arms" - Sleep next to me , hold me so I can feel closer to you. I just want you to be the last & first person I see when wake up and go to sleep

    "And your heart's against my chest,"- I wish our hearts could be connected, but....My chest is hollow... my heart has been broken before.. Your love is big & strong enough for the both of us.He wants to feel the love her heart has . Her heart is against his chest. wants to feel closer.
    " your lips pressed in my neck"intimacy. I don't remember how to feel nor do I feel. Somehow, I can feel the pressure of your lips, gentle ,yet passionate displays of affection.

    "I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet" I'm falling for you and everything about you. You eyes only scratch my surface, you have yet to see the real me.. In time they will, I want you to know me.

    "And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now" - I have forgotten the pain of heartache. I have forgotten the loneliness and the emptiness. Your love overpowered those feelings in me.

    Kiss me like you wanna be loved - Kiss me like you want my love to consume you. erase away all the pain. kiss me like you want my love in exchange for yours..

    You wanna be loved You wanna be loved- I know you want to be loved... you want me to love you. I know, i'm trying.

    This feels like falling in love- I'm not sure anymore about what it feels like to fall in love. If I remembered, if I was sure, I think this would be the feeling of it.

    Falling in love- I'm falling into love, I can't stop myself. I don't want to catch myself , what I want is to fall, to fall hard for you.

    We're falling in love- I'm not alone, you;re falling in love with me too.We are falling together, I'll hold your hand while we fall.

    Settle down with me- commit to me the way I will commit to you. Stop going from heart to heart, rest here in my heart. Stay with me and I'll stay with you.

    And I'll be your safety- If you stay with me I will protect you from everything. I will save you.

    You'll be my lady- You'kk be mine. You'll be my wife the mother of my children, the one who holds my heart.

    I was made to keep your body warm- I was meant to comfort you and keep you safe I was made to love you. I was made to keep your body warm, to keep your heart from getting cold.

    But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms- I need you to do the same for me. Someone made me cold, they didn't keep me warm, so I need you to warm up my cold heart. It's as cold as the wind. I need you to hold me and never let go.

    Oh no- the thought of you letting go is too much, I can't even fathom it.

    Yeah I've been feeling everything- I know I seemed heartless and like I didn't have feelings... I do. I feel everything. Things I don't want to feel and things I want to feel forever.

    From hate to love- I used to be hateful now my heart has been filled with your love. you've transformed me.

    From love to lust- I want your heart, I want your mine, I want your soul. I aslo want your body. I want all of you. I want our halfs to make a whole.

    From lust to truth- This is not just passion or intoxication. This is love, I know you're the one. I can't hide from this truth.

    I guess that's how I know you- I know you feel these things too. I know you take my bad/pain and turn into something better. I know you as love and truth. I know you as beautiful and I want always to be fun with you.

    So I hold you close to help you give it up- I;ll hold you and stand by your side through your dark periods. I will be there for you always. I'll love you to help you give up your bad/painful feelings, the same way you helped me.

    So kiss me like you wanna be loved- After knowing all of this, I want you to kiss me so I'll know you want this too. Kiss me and show me you'll let me love you. kiss me so I'll know i'm not in this alone. kiss me Like you want to be loved the way I want to be loved. The way I want to love you


    _ Imani J Hicks
    imanihickson April 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThanks for writing here why Ed really wrote that :).

    I would like to share what i am going through now, and why it seems to be written for "us".

    I started a weird relationship one year ago. It started with sex and it was all done just to forget my ex-bf. The guy agreed. He had just one condition - we will never be together (cultural, religious and family reasons).

    I agreed.

    Until we were just keeping it "friends with benefits" and he was making sure, I am not thinking of the ex who betrayed me, everything was working fine.

    Then he started to put more emotions into that. He slowly started to treat me like I was his girlfriend. Once in night, after some emotional breakdown of mine (different reasons) he told me the "I love you". I didn't even know what to reply.

    Except doing his work perfectly, he stayed supporting me and my messy life. He got caught on the great sex we had, too. (I am his first.)

    I love those lines:

    "I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet"

    I totally see him, feeling this at time, when he was falling for me, I didn't know yet, I was still too much broken after the previous relationship.

    "With the feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now"

    That's what we do. We know we can never be together, but we push that thought away, it is inevitable, but it can't stop him or me from loving now.

    Thise lines:
    "I was made to keep your body warm
    But I'm cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms"

    Makes me feel like he says he wants to be with me, he was made to be with me, but there is something outside, stronger than him, and he wishes me to save him from that (so hold me in your arms).

    In the end, those lines just describe the whole story - the hate of my ex-bf led me to this new guy, he used to hold me close to himself, so I forget the ex-bf. We started with sex, but ended being in love.

    "Yeah I've been feeling everything
    From hate to love
    From love to lust
    From lust to truth
    I guess that's how I know you
    So I hold you close to help you give it up"

    I know this not what Ed thought, when he was writing it. But, thank you. You managed to describe my story as well, you provided me another way to see it. And another way how to deal with it.
    Bindion October 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis song is about holding someone or kissing them and cuddling them and that stuff, but you actually like them. They don't feel the same towards you, and you know that, but you're doing it anyways, even though you know you'll be in so much pain later.
    prettyinpisceson October 20, 2013   Link

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