"Supermarket Flowers" as written by Benjamin Levin and Ed Sheeran....
I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
I threw the day old tea from the cup
Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
Memories of a life that's been loved
Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
Poured the old ginger beer down the sink
Dad always told me, "don't you cry when you're down"
But mum, there's a tear every time that I blink

Oh I'm in pieces, it's tearing me up, but I know
A heart that's broke is a heart that's been loved

So I'll sing Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go
And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
You're home

I fluffed the pillows, made the beds, stacked the chairs up
Folded your nightgowns neatly in a case
John says he'd drive then put his hand on my cheek
And wiped a tear from the side of my face

I hope that I see the world as you did cause I know
A life with love is a life that's been lived

So I'll sing Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go
And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
You're home

Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
You got to see the person that I have become
Spread your wing
And I know that when God took you back he said Hallelujah
You're home


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"Supermarket Flowers" as written by Benjamin Levin Ed Sheeran

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  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song is about Ed's grandmother. It was written from the point of view of his mom. He was not going to put it on the album until he was at his grandmother's funeral and his grandfather leaned over to him and told him he needed to put it on "Divide".
    I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
    I threw the day old tea from the cup- these 2 lines are about cleaning out the hospital room
    Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
    Memories of a life that's been loved- Matthew is Ed's brother. He made a photo album for his grandmother
    Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
    Poured the old ginger beer down the sink- again cleaning out the room
    Dad always told me, "don't you cry when you're down"
    But mum, there's a tear every time that I blink

    Oh I'm in pieces, it's tearing me up, but I know
    A heart that's broke is a heart that's been loved

    So I'll sing Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
    You're home

    I fluffed the pillows, made the beds, stacked the chairs up
    Folded your nightgowns neatly in a case- cleaning the room
    John says he'd drive then put his hand on my cheek-John is Ed's dad.
    And wiped a tear from the side of my face

    I hope that I see the world as you did cause I know
    A life with love is a life that's been lived

    So I'll sing Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
    You're home

    Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    You got to see the person that I have become
    Spread your wing
    And I know that when God took you back he said Hallelujah
    You're home
    havenhallon March 15, 2017   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is very obviously about the death of Ed's mother
    eva1141130on March 05, 2017   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy fave off the album. Such raw emotion and beautifully written lyrics. I heard Ed wasn't going to put it on the album until his dad convinced him too. I'm glad he did!
    issipopon March 06, 2017   Link

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