Thinking Out Loud

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Bella Swan and Edward Cullen couple from "Twilight" (2008) - source: The Twilight Saga Official Facebook

Have you ever wondered, where do we find love? Whenever I see a couple of lovers, whether it’s on the street, holding hands, walking side by side, laughing at each other’s jokes; I’ve been wondering, how did they fall in love in the first place? How did they meet? How did they know each other? How did they find each other? Have you ever wondered the same? Apparently it’s not us who find love; it’s love that finds us. Yes it always finds its way. It comes to us, and when it’s too hard to hold it back, just say it out. It’s alright to think out loud, because it’s love. Apparently it’s the left unsaid words that stand tall between two people who belong to each other. So if you’re in love, say it out loud, we don’t have forever. Never hesitate to fall hard in love and think out loud about it, because words could be the light to help love finds us; It’s Okay, This Is Love.

And, darling, I will be loving you ‘til we’re 70, and, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23. And I’m thinking ‘bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand. Well, me, I fall in love with you every single day, and I just wanna tell you I am.” –Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

I rarely being hooked with certain Western songs nowadays. Yet this one song had successfully caught me in since the first time I heard it. Well, it must be special, right? It’s a song titled “Thinking Out Loud”. Performed by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, the song was released digitally on June 18th 2014 and physically on September 24th 2014. It served as the third promotional single from Sheeran’s second studio album, titled “x” (pronounced as “multiply”), which was released on June 20th 2014. “Thinking Out Loud” gained a commercial success, peaked number one in UK charts, giving Sheeran his second UK number-one single after “Sing”. It became Sheeran’s highest charting US single to date, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Well this makes sense, because the song written by Sheeran along with Amy Wadge has a very beautiful melody and lyrics.

"Thinking Out Loud" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

“Thinking Out Loud” is a song about a man’s love confession. As Sheeran said about his own song, it’s an walking-down-the-aisle-for-a-wedding kind of song. When people fall in love, they often wonder about the future; what will it bring for the feeling? Will the love stay the same even though we’re getting older each days? Now or later, no matter what’s coming, we hope that person will feel the same. And now, we speak up our thought and feeling out loud. “When your legs don’t work like they used to before, and I can’t sweep you off of your feet. Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love? Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?” When people fall in love, the feeling will take them up in the air. It feels like it will last forever, because we know that we fall in love with that person all over again in every single day. Even though we’re growing old, the soul is never. Even though memories are fading, the love is never. “‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen. And, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory. I’m thinking ‘bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe it’s all part of a plan. Well, I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes, hoping that you’ll understand.” People fall in love in mysterious ways, even by the smallest thing we ever could imagine, in every possible way. And after all, love is the home; a place to return to. And here we are, where the love found us. In the arms of the beloved ones, under the light of the stars, as we listen to the beating heart, that’s where the love is. “Now take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars, place your head on my beating heart. I’m thinking out loud, that maybe we found love right where we are.”

Ed Sheeran and Brittany Cherry in "Thinking Out Loud" music video

A music video for “Thinking Out Loud” was premiered on October 7th 2014. It featured a very lovely ballroom couple dance, portrayed by Sheeran himself with Brittany Cherry, a ballroom dancer, who was also a contestant of So You Think You Can Dance season 10. The dancing choreography was created by Nappytabs. Before shooting for the video, Sheeran did a excessive training with help from Cherry herself and also dancer Paul Karmiryan. The music video is so wonderful. It goes perfectly gorgeous with the romantic ballad song. We can see that Sheeran had worked so hard to make the miracle worked. Not only the song itself is beyond beautiful –with the soul blues melody and slow-jam rhythm, and not to mention the poetic heart-melting lyrics– but also the video has the power to draw people in. “Thinking Out Loud” will definitely be a classic in the future, yes, it’s that kind of a song.

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades, and the crowds don’t remember my name; when my hands don’t play the strings the same way, I know you will still love me the same.” –Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud







“When your legs don’t work like they used to before, and I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love? Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?
And, darling, I will be loving you ‘til we’re 70, and, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ‘bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me, I fall in love with you every single day, and I just wanna tell you I am

So honey, now take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart, I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades, and the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way, I know you will still love me the same
‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen, and, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ‘bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe it’s all part of a plan
Well, I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes, hoping that you’ll understand

But, baby, now take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart, thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
So, baby, now take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart, I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
Oh, baby, we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are”

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