"I'm A Mess" as written by and Edward Sheeran....
Oh I’m a mess right now
Inside out
Searching for a sweet surrender
But this is not the end

I can’t work it out
How?
Going through the motions
Going through us

And oh, I've known it for the longest time
And all my hope
All my words are all over written on the signs
When you’re on my road walking me home
Home, home, home, home

See the flames inside my eyes
It burns so bright I wanna feel your love
No, easy baby, maybe I’m a liar
But for tonight I wanna fall in love
Put your faith in my stomach

I messed up this time
Late last night
Drinking to suppress devotion
With fingers intertwined
I can’t shake this feeling now
We’re going through the motions
Hoping you'd stop

And oh, I’ve only caused you pain, you know
With all of my words, always beloved
Of all the lies spoke
When you’re on my road walking me home
Home, home, home, home

See the flames inside my eyes
It burns so bright I wanna feel your love
No, easy baby, maybe I’m a liar
But for tonight I wanna fall in love
And put your faith in my stomach

And for how long I love my lover
For how long I love my lover
And now, now, for how long, long I love my lover
Now, now, for how long, long I love my lover

Now now, for how long, long I love my lover, now (And I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now (Feel it all over now, now, and I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now (Feel it all over now, now, and I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now (Feel it all over now, now, and I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now (Feel it all over now, now, and I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now (Feel it all over now, now, and I feel love)
For how long, long I love my lover now, now
For how long, long I love my lover


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"I'm a Mess" as written by Ed Sheeran

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  • +5
    My InterpretationMy interpretation doesn't have to do with cheating. Here's how I see it:

    The girl has feelings for him that he does not reciprocate. Regardless, at the end of a night of drinking he still wants her to come home with him. He wants to pretend that he loves her for the night so she'll share his bed. Then, he keeps doing it even though he's not invested in a non-physical relationship.

    He knows he's hurting her but continues to lead her on. Deep down he wishes one of them would stop going through the motions because he feels guilty for being the kind of person who would prioritize their own selfish desires over the feelings of others.

    My two cents anyway...
    phant0mon May 13, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter listening to this song a few times, I think or this sounds almost sounds like an admission of being unfaithful. Like when you cheat on someone, that guilt you carry around with you, and then when that person finds out.

    But I'm puzzled by the "put faith in my stomach" line, because I think he means that the person should trust his gut in these situations. So it could be about an argument where there is accusations of cheating or being unfaithful or that it actually happened
    kboyleon February 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me it's about someone on the rebound trying to forget about their ex by trying to love someone else.
    Jonathan3110on June 07, 2017   Link

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