Austin City Limits Web Exclusive: Ed Sheeran “Eraser”
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Austin City Limits Web Exclusive: Ed Sheeran “Eraser”


(“Eraser” by Ed Sheeran) ♫ I was born inside a small town ♫ I lost that state of mind ♫ Learned to sing inside the Lord’s house ♫ But stopped at the age of nine ♫ I forget when I get awards
now the wave I had to ride ♫ The paving stones I played
upon, they kept me on the grind ♫ So blame it on the pain
that blessed me with the life ♫ Friends and family filled with envy ♫ When they should be filled with pride ♫ And when the world’s against me ♫ Is when I really come alive ♫ And everyday that Satan tempts me ♫ I try to take it in my stride ♫ You know that I’ve got
whisky with white lines ♫ And smoke in my lungs ♫ I think life has got to the point ♫ I know without it’s no fun ♫ I need to get in the right
mind and clear myself up ♫ Instead, I look in the mirror
questioning what I’ve become ♫ I guess it’s a stereotypical
day for someone like me ♫ Without a nine-to-five
job or a uni degree ♫ To be caught up in the
trappings of the industry ♫ Show me the locked doors,
I find another use of the key ♫ And you’ll see ♫ I’m well aware of certain things ♫ That will destroy a man like me ♫ But with that said
give me one more, higher ♫ Another one to take the sting away ♫ I am happy on my own, so here I’ll stay ♫ Save your lovin’ arms for a rainy day ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain ♫ Eraser ♫ I used to think that
nothing could be better ♫ Than touring the world with my songs ♫ I chased the pictured perfect life ♫ I think they painted it wrong ♫ I think that money is the
root of evil and fame is hell ♫ Relationships and hearts
you fixed, they break as well ♫ And ain’t nobody wanna
see you down in the dumps ♫ Because you’re living your dream, man ♫ This shit should be fun ♫ Please know that I’m
not trying to preach ♫ Like I’m Reverend Run ♫ I beg you, don’t be disappointed
with the man I’ve become ♫ Conversations with my father on the A14 ♫ Age twelve telling me I’ve
gotta chase those dreams ♫ Now I’m playing for the
people, dad, and they know me ♫ With my beat and small guitar
wearing the same old jeans ♫ Wembley Stadium crowd’s
two-hundred-and-forty-thou ♫ I may have grown up but
I hope that Damien’s proud ♫ And to the next generation,
inspiration’s allowed ♫ The world may be filled with
hate but keep erasing it now ♫ Somehow ♫ I’m well aware of certain things ♫ That will befall a man like me ♫ With that said give me one more, higher ♫ Another one to take the sting away ♫ I am happy on my own, so here I’ll stay ♫ Save your lovin’ arms for a rainy day ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser (Ed crooning) ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ Welcome to the new show ♫ I guess you know I’ve been away ♫ But where I’m heading, who knows ♫ But my heart will stay the same ♫ Welcome to the new show ♫ I guess you know I’ve been away ♫ But where I’m heading, who knows ♫ My pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser ♫ And I’ll find comfort in my pain, eraser (audience cheering)

32 Comments

  • Dylan Pullam

    A fantastic version of this song! Especially considering the amount of effects the original has on CD! Well done Ed Sheeran!

  • Evar Official

    LYRICS
    I was born inside a small town, I lost that state of mind
    Learned to sing inside the Lord's house, but stopped at the age of nine
    I forget when I get awards now the wave I had to ride
    The paving stones I played upon, they kept me on the grind
    So blame it on the pain that blessed me with the life
    Friends and family filled with envy when they should be filled with pride
    And when the world's against me is when I really come alive
    And everyday that Satan tempts me, I try to take it in my stride
    You know that I've got whisky with white lines and smoke in my lungs
    I think life has got to the point I know without it's no fun
    I need to get in the right mind and clear myself up
    Instead, I look in the mirror questioning what I've become
    I guess it's a stereotypical day for someone like me
    Without a nine-to-five job or an uni degree
    To be caught up in the trappings of the industry
    Show me the locked doors, I find another use of key
    And you'll see

    I'm well aware of certain things that will destroy a man like me
    But with that said give me one more, higher
    Another one to take the sting away
    I am happy on my own, so here I'll stay
    Save your lovin' arms for a rainy day
    And I'll find comfort in my pain
    Eraser

    I used to think that nothing could be better than touring the world with my songs
    I chased the pictured perfect life, I think they painted it wrong
    I think that money is the root of evil and fame is hell
    Relationships and hearts you fixed, they break as well
    And ain't nobody wanna see you down in the dumps
    Because you're living your dream, man, this shit should be fun
    Please know that I'm not trying to preach like I'm Reverend Run
    I beg you, don't be disappointed with the man I've become
    Our conversations with my father on the A14
    Age twelve telling me I've gotta chase those dreams
    Now I'm playing for the people, dad, and they know me
    With my beat and small guitar wearing the same old jeans
    Wembley Stadium crowd's two-hundred-and-forty-thou
    I may have grown up but I hope that Damien's proud
    And to the next generation, inspiration's allowed
    The world may be filled with hate but keep erasing it now
    Somehow

    I'm well aware of certain things that will befall a man like me
    But with that said give me one more, higher
    Another one to take the sting away
    I am happy on my own, so here I'll stay
    Save your lovin' arms for a rainy day
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser

    Welcome to the new show
    I guess you know I've been away
    But where I'm heading, who knows
    But my heart will stay the same
    Welcome to the new show
    I guess you know I've been away
    But where I'm heading, who knows
    My pain, eraser

    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser
    And I'll find comfort in my pain, eraser

  • Robby Henderson

    i like how he missed the loop pedal on the second verse, you can see it in his face lol, but said the line anyway and capitalized on the opportunity to hit the pedal on the second beat. well done, ed.

  • Preeti Singh

    When I saw him playing guitar with the rhythm and singing ,I was totally blank for some minute and then, I felt that my soul come inside my body.really he is super multi talented. We find this talent so rare but he is the really a rare and unique one. Love Ed Sheeran. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇮🇳

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