"Grade 8" as written by and Robert Patrick/uppal Conlon....
My mind is a warrior,
My heart is a foreigner,
My eyes are the color of red like the sunset,
I'll never keep it bottled up,
Left to the hands of the coroner,
Be a true heart not a follower,
We're not done yet now,
I see it in your movements tonight,
If we can ever do this right,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Oh I'll never let you down,
Now keep it on the down low
And I'll keep you around so I'll know,
That I'll never let you down,
I'll never let you down.

You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down,
You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down

My eyes are a river filler,
This drink is a liver killer,
My chest is a pillow for my weary head to lay to rest again,
Your body is my ballpoint pen

And your mind is my new best friend,
Your eyes are my mirror to take me to the edge again,
Now I see it in your movements tonight,
If we should ever do this right,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Oh I'll never let you down,
We'll keep it on the down low
And I'll keep you around so I'll know,
That I'll never let you down,
I'll never let you down

You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down

You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down

Hold my heart to stop me bleeding now, now, now,
And I'll never let you down
Hold my heart to stop me bleeding now, now, now,
And I'll never let you down
Hold my heart to stop me bleeding now, now, now,
And I'll never let you down
Hold my heart to stop me bleeding now, now, now,
And I'll never let you down

You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down

You're strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I'll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down


Lyrics submitted by sophielou512, edited by Vesey

"Grade 8" as written by Edward Christopher Sheeran Robert Patrick Conlon

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +5
    My InterpretationI think this song is about a girl who has control over him and messes with his head. He is madly in love with her and she knows how to play her cards. If you're a grade 8 musician you're the highest qualified musician you can be. Therefore the line "you're strumming on my heart strings like you were a grade 8".
    DeadTeenon June 12, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI love this song, but I was a bit puzzled by the phrasing "like YOU were a grade 8."

    As an American my best guess at what he was getting at was saying she made him feel like a love struck teenager/pre-teen again. But then it should be something like "like WE were IN grade 8."

    I had a feeling it was some British term, so I googled it, apparently in the UK music exams are graded on a scale from 1 to 8, 8 being the best, and whats required to enter a music college. Really a much more awesome analogy than I originally thought.
    Veseyon June 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so good.
    hayleymae222on March 11, 2012   Link

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