Ed says the song is "100% true" and is about a girl he was seeing for a bit who spent the night with one of his friends, while they were on the same hotel floor. It's pretty scandalous and amazing and also possibly about Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan.
Yes. THIS Ellie Goulding and THIS Niall Horan.
Ed hasn't said out right that it's about Ellie or Niall BUT his hints make it seem likely.
For a couple weeks I only want to see herWe drink away the days with a take-away pizzaBefore a text message was the only way to reach herNow she's staying at my place and loves the way I treat herSinging out Aretha all over the track like a featureAnd never wants to sleep, I guess that I don't want to eitherBut me and her we make money the same wayFour cities, two planes the same dayThose shows have never been what it's aboutBut maybe we'll go together and just figure it outI'd rather put on a film with you and sit on the couchBut we should get on a planeOr we'll be missing it nowWish I'd have written it down
The way that things played out
When she was kissing him
How? I was confused about
She should figure it out while I'm sat here singingAh lahmlahlah[Knock knock knock] on my hotel doorI don't even know if she knows what forShe was crying on my shoulderI already told yaTrust and respect is what we do this forI never intended to be next
But you didn't need to take him to bed that's all
And I never saw him as a threat
Until you disappeared with him to have sex of course
It's not like we were both on tour
We were staying on the same fucking hotel floorAnd I wasn't looking for a promise or commitmentBut it was never just fun and I thought you were differentThis is not the way you realize what you wantedIt's a bit too much, too late if I'm honestAll this time God knows I'm singingAh lahmlahlah
Apparently Ed and Ellie were seeing each other when they sat next to each other at the MTV VMAs last year but Ellie was reportedly spotted kissing Niall at the V Festival, in England, just days before.
Niall has openly discussed his love of Ms. Goulding but has never said anything about the possible relationship.
Luckily, Ed says that he has no bitterness about the situation.
"I don't have any bitterness towards that situation at all. I literally got over it within the week and the song just stuck around. I know people hear the song and it might be fresh because it's the first time they've heard it but, I think all parties involved have just moved on."