Castle On The Hill Lyrics by Ed Sheeran


Ed Sheeran Lyrics

Castle On The Hill Lyrics
When I was six years old I broke my leg
I was running from my brother and his friends
And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass as I rolled down

I was younger then,
Take me back to when...

I found my heart and broke it here
Made friends and lost them through the years
And I've not seen the roaring fields in so long,
I know I've grown
And I can't wait to go home

I'm on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to "Tiny Dancer"
And I miss the way
You make me feel,
And it's real
We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes
Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends
Had my first kiss on a Friday night,
I don't reckon that I did it right

But I was younger then,
Take me back to when...

We found weekend jobs, when we got paid
We'd buy cheap spirits and drink them straight
Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long,
Oh, how we've grown
But I can't wait to go home

I'm on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to "Tiny Dancer"
And I miss the way
You make me feel,
And it's real
We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

One friend left to sell clothes
One works down by the coast
One had two kids but lives alone
One's brother overdosed
One's already on his second wife
One's just barely getting by
But these people raised me
And I can't wait to go home

And I'm on my way,
I still remember these old country lanes
When we did not know the answers
And I miss the way
You make me feel,
It's real
We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill
Over the castle on the hill

Castle On The Hill Info:

• The song is about his childhood hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. He said:
"This is a love song for Suffolk, because I don’t think anyone has ever done that."

He also said:
"There's a lot of positivity in my hometown, but like, there's also a lot of sadness as well., Whether it be people not coming back or people passing away or people not achieving what they could've achieved, so I just wanted to touch on it a little bit, I guess."

• Framlingham is centred around a medieval castle, which Sheeran alludes to in this song. Constructed by Roger Bigod, the 2nd Earl of Norfolk about 1190, it was unusual for the time in having no central keep. Mary Tudor was living at the castle when her half-brother Edward VI died in 1553. When she seized power, Mary collected her forces there before successfully marching on London. Today Framlingham Castle is a popular tourist attraction.

• Ed simultaneously released this song with Shape Of You. He explained:
"I think it was quite hard to kind of pinpoint what song to go with to represent the album, so I thought I'd pick two that were kind of opposing ends of the album and release them at the same time"

"And also, since I've been away, the way that albums are being released are now you have to just kind of make up your own rules. There's no rulebook to follow, so you just have to do things that people aren't doing, and I thought making two double A-side singles with two videos that go to radio at the same time, it's a talking point. And even if only one of the songs works, it still got people to talk about them."


From the Album:
÷ (2017)

Released:
January 6th, 2017

Recorded:
2016

Genre:
Folk-pop, pop, rock

Length:
4:21

Writers:
Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin

Producer:
Benny Blanco

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