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Tenerife Sea is a song by Ed Sheeran. It is the eighth track on his second studio album, X. He debuted the track at Madison Square Garden in October 2013.

BackgroundEdit

"Tenerife Sea," first played in demo form at Sheeran's sold out Madison Square Garden shows, is "trademark acoustic balladry." Sheeran wrote the song at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he felt "a bit left out," as he was there with his parents and "everyone else was doing drugs." Sheeran described it by saying "it sounds like a Thomas Cook brochure," and was in fact inspired by one, as "the sea was so blue and [he] likened it to someones eyes." He "was writing the song and the Thomas Cook brochure was on the table, and [he thought] "Her eyes kinda look like that sea, what sea is that?,"" leading to the name and some of the lyrics.

Critical ReceptionEdit

In a Billboard track-by-track review, writer Jason Lipshutz stated: "On an album filled with romantic uncertainty, "Tenerlife Sea" induces chills with straightforward emotion, as Sheeran begins the waltz of the chorus by repeating, 'So in love, so in love.'" [1]

Live PerformancesEdit

Sheeran debuted the track at Madison Square Garden in October 2013.

"Tenerife Sea" - Ed Sheeran MSG HQ FIRST ROW 10 29 1306:36

"Tenerife Sea" - Ed Sheeran MSG HQ FIRST ROW 10 29 13


LyricsEdit

You look so wonderful in your dress
I love your hair like that
The way it falls on the side of your neck
Down your shoulders and back

We are surrounded by all of these lights
And people who talk too much
You've got that kind of look in your eyes
As if no one knows anything but us

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

You look so beautiful in this light
Your silhouette over me
The way it brings out the blue in your eyes
Is the Tenerife sea

And all of the voices surrounding us here
They just fade out when you take a breath
Just say the word and I will disappear
Into the wilderness

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me [x6]

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need

I'm so in love, so in love
So in love, love, love, love,
So in love

You look so wonderful in your dress
I loved your hair like that
And in the moment I knew you best

VideosEdit

Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea (Audio)04:02

Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea (Audio)



ReferencesEdit

  1. billboard.com - X Album Track-by-Track Review

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