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Ed Sheeran Raps Ellie Goulding Diss Song – New Video

Mon, April 28, 2014 5:22pm EDT by 9 Comments

Seems like Ed Sheeran is still steamed over his ex Ellie Goulding cheating on him with One Direction hottie Niall Horan! First Ed royally dissed Ellie in his song ‘Don’t’ and now he’s lashing out again with a new video for his rap song ‘Take It Back.’

Ed Sheeran pours his heart out in “Take It Back,” a new song from his upcoming album X, and it sounds like he’s still bitter about Ellie Goulding‘s reported affair with One Direction star Niall Horan. Watch Ed’s new video right here and see for yourself!

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Take It Back’ Video: Singer Disses Ellie Goulding With Rap

Ed seems to be calling Ellie out for thinking that he doesn’t quite measure up to Niall in the looks department. Is this his way of implying that she’s shallow? Ouch! Here are a few revealing lines:

Take it back now
I don’t ever want to be perfect,
Cause I’m a singer that you
Never want to see shirtless.

It certainly sounds like Ed is dissing Ellie’s apparent preference for Niall’s hot body. But we’re glad to see that Ed seems to be owning who he is and sending a message to Ellie that he wants someone who will love him for him.

This isn’t the first time that Ed has dissed Ellie in a song. He heavily hinted to Billboard that his recently released track “Don’t” was about his wayward ex, saying, “The story in ‘Don’t’ is 100 percent true. I could have gotten nastier – there was more s**t that I didn’t put in.”

As if the lyrics weren’t obvious enough, with lines like: “I never saw him as a threat, ’til you ­disappeared with him to have sex. If I show courtesy and respect to someone, I expect to receive it.” Now that’s harsh!

Ed Sheeran — ‘Take It Back’ Lyrics

There are definitely other clues about Ed’s Ellie heartache to be found in these lyrics. Check them out:

I’m not a rapper; I’m a singer with a flow
I’ve got a habit of spitting
Quicker lyrics you know
You found me ripping the writtens
Out of the pages they sit in
And never once I get bitten
Because plagiarism is hidden
Which I would sit on the rhythm
Prisoner with a vision
Signs of LA, but didn’t listen to any criticism
Thought you knew but you didn’t
So perk your ears up and listen
Studio with a system
And you could say that I’m driven
And now it’s on to the next saga
We drink the best lager
I never tried to win you over
Like your stepfather
I do my own thing now, and get respect after
And I’m avoiding cocaine like it was Get Carter
For four years I never had a place to stay
But it’s safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight
At 16 years old I had moved out of my home
I was Macy Gray I tried to say goodbye and
I choked
And we’ve been sleeping at the subway station
Sleeping with a Movie star and adding to the population
Not my imagination, I don’t want to relax
But would it hurt your reputation
If I put it on wax?
So take it back now…[Chorus:]
Mmmm c’mon and take it back now,
C’mon and take it back oooh now
Don’t you fade into the back now
NooooTake it back with the rhythm and blues
And my back pack I’ll be singing the news,
Trying to act like Jack Black when I’m rocking the school
I’ll make a beat with my feet by just singing a loop,
Bringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes,
And keeping the truth through the vocal booth,
Stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit,
They try and take aim like beckham when he goes to shoot,
But then again that’s what they’re supposed to do,
And I’m supposed to be calm,
I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm, whispering everything that Happens is from now on,
I’ll be willing to start again at the end of the song,
Still their claiming that I handled it wrong,
But then I never had an enemy, except for NME,
But I’ll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be,
With only spectacles ahead of me and festival fees,
To help me with a Dalmatian, no pedigree,
Singing for the masses,
Rubber dinghy rapids,
Keep this rapping a habit
And keep on passioning magic,
I’m battling with respect,
I don’t know if I’ll have it,
This songs from the heart,
Grabbing the plaque
I’ll take it back now


Take it back now
I don’t ever want to be perfect,
Cause I’m a singer that you
Never want to see shirtless
I accept the fact that someone has to win the worst-dressed,
Taking my first steps into the scene,
Giving me focus
Putting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton
Considering a name change,
Thinking it was hopeless
Rhyming over recordings
Avoiding tradition
Cause every day some lyrics
And a melody can be written
Now absence can make your heart ache
But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly,
I need to let my liver be
And I say it again,
Living life on the edge,
With a closed hand full of friends
Is good advice from a man
Who took his life on the road with me
And I hope to see him blowing up globally
Cause that’s how it’s supposed to be
Screaming out vocally
It might seem totally impossible
Achieving life’s dreams
But, but I just write schemes
I’m never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans
Madison Square Garden is where I might be
But more likely,
You’ll find me in the back
Room of a dive bar with my mates
Having a pint with McDaid
Discussing records we made
And every single second knowing
That we’ll never betray
The way we were raised
Remembering our background
Sat down
That’s how we plan it out;
It’s time to take it back now

[Chorus x2]

My dreams keep me awake at night
Written in rhymes, and lies, deliver the hype
Am I’m just living the lie
With this you must know that the number’s just sold woah
Will keep me going through the tough times, dream with me
We forget 90 per cent of it when we wake
But the other 10 per cent it never fades
Dreaming dreams, day to day goals
Stay awake loads, try to make the cut like the
Paper or razor blade, oh, never give up
And just remember just to hold out more
A couple years ago
I couldn’t just control that thought
You’d find me buskin’ on the street
When it was cold outdoors
And now I’m sweating on the stage
With the sold out tours
Writing love songs for the sake of it
Never to make a hit
You can’t fake talent and work ethic just to make it quick
I’m not a rapper I’m a singer, I just take the piss and
Most of these other guys are guys that pose
His little sister has to babysit, that’s just a way it is
Dreams you own, just set your goals
And have the utmost faith in it; tread your own path
You’ll never make it as a follower, you’ll never know
Where you will go or where you will be tomorrow.

HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think of Ed’s latest diss song? Do you think he’s still hung up on Ellie? Let us know!

— Tierney McAfee

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