"Tenerife Sea" as written by John Mcdaid, Foy Vance and Edward Christopher Sheeran....
You look so wonderful in your dress
I love your hair like that
The way it falls on the side of your neck
Down your shoulders and back

We are surrounded by all of these lies
And people who talk too much
You've got that kind of look in your eyes
As if no one knows anything but us

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

You look so beautiful in this light
Your silhouette over me
The way it brings out the blue in your eyes
Is the Tenerife sea

And all of the voices surrounding us here
They just fade out when you take a breath
Just say the word and I will disappear
Into the wilderness

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me
Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me
Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
'Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, love, love, love,
So in love

You look so wonderful in your dress
I loved your hair like that
And in the moment I knew you, Beth


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"Tenerife Sea" as written by Johnny Mcdaid Ed Sheeran

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    General Commentgorgeous song. that's all that has to be said.
    Krzye-man77on December 12, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWho cares if it's about someone. It could be about Taylor, Ellie, some chick off the street, or no one in particular but this song if filled with so much meaning. As Ed always does, he pours his heart and soul out into this piece. I believe it's about two lovers in the world today who are having a secret moment. I know he says 'Beth' at the end but no one has heard of anyone close to him named Beth so that leaves a lot of confusion but I think he meant for people to be confused. I mean, the song says 'you've got that kind of look in your eyes as if no one knows anything but us' that's probably how him and this 'Beth' chick feel. I'm just saying I think this song is a sweet love song and he decided to incorporate that name maybe because of a girl he can't get his mind off of or maybe he just thought it was a pretty name.
    halle_fischon February 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think this one is about Ellie Goulding. A lot of people think it's about Taylor I guess? (T.S). But he said he wrote this after the Grammy's. If you look at picture of Ellie at the emmy's, her hair is pulled to one side "I love your hair like that
    The way it falls on the side of your neck
    Down your shoulders and back"
    inwonderon June 11, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst off, Tenerife Sea and Taylor Swift have the same initials.

    The first four lines are literally describing Taylor Swift's appearance.

    The "lies" that they are surrounded by in the second set of lines are the Sweeran rumors. And Taylor always has a look in her eye that Ed sort of described.

    Taylor's eyes are blue, like the Tenerife Sea.

    Also the last line in the song is the first line. Who else does that? (Taylor Swift)

    Also Ed once said that there's nothing like being in love with your best friend. (Tay)
    jecyxon August 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHe's very romantic isn't he? Beth? Elizabeth Taylor Swift? Ellie Elizabeth Goulding. I like the way he puts his heart into his songs. Does anyone else out there think he will inevitable end up with one of his childhood sweethearts? I don't blame him for trying with A-list or B-list stars but my instinct tells him in two albums more (divide and subtract) he will be ready to go back to the one he really loves.
    charmingmanukon November 24, 2014   Link

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