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Small Bump is the fifth single from Ed Sheeran's debut album, +. The song was written by Sheeran, about a close friend of his who lost their unborn child due to a late miscarriage. The single has so far peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.

BackgroundEdit

On 26 March 2012, Sheeran announced on Twitter that "Small Bump" would be released as the fifth single from his debut album + saying "Before it gets out there, I'd like to be the first one to announce what the fifth single taken from my album '+' is." He added: "So the single is.... Small Bump." The song is written in the key of G minor. The song is about Sheeran's 'close friend' and laments her with a late miscarriage at four months. It is sung from a first-person perspective. A remix by Asa & Stumbleine was due to feature on the EP but was never finished.

Music VideoEdit

A music video to accompany the release of "Small Bump" was first released onto YouTube on May 10, 2012. The video was directed by Emil Nava and shows Sheeran sitting in a hospital waiting room as families walk in and out.

Ed Sheeran - Small Bump Official Video04:08

Ed Sheeran - Small Bump Official Video

Chart PerformanceEdit

Charts (2012-13) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 14
Ireland (IRMA) 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 25
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100 44

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1:]
You're just a small bump unborn, in four months you're brought to life,
You might be left with my hair, but you'll have your mother's eyes,
I'll hold your body in my hands, be as gentle as I can, but for now your scan of my unmade plans,
[one version:] A small bump in four months, you're brought to life
[another version:] A small bump in four months, you'll open your eyes

[Pre-Chorus:]
[one version:] I'll whisper quietly, I'll give you nothing but truth,
[another version:] I'll hold you tightly, I'll give you nothing but truth,
If you're not inside me, I'll put my future in you

[Chorus:]
You are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
Oh, you are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
And you'll be alright.

[Verse 2:]

Oh, you're just a small bump unknown, you'll grow into your skin.
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin.
Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice,
And eyelids closed to be soon opened wide
Small Bump still

Ed in the Small Bump music video


A small bump, in four months you'll open your eyes.


[Pre-Chorus:]
[one version:] And I'll hold you tightly, I'll give you nothing but truth,
[another version:] And I'll hold you tightly, I'll tell you nothing but truth,
If you're not inside me, I'll put my future in you

[Chorus:]
You are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
Oh, you are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
And you'll be alright.

[Bridge:]
You can lie with me,
With your tiny feet
When you're half asleep,
I'll leave you be.
Right in front of me
For a couple weeks
So I can keep you safe.

[Chorus:]
'Cause you are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
You are my one and only.
You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
And you'll be alright.

[Verse 4:]
'Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months then torn from life.
Maybe you were needed up there but we're still unaware as why.


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