Ed Sheeran’s 20 Most Heartbreaking Ballads, Decoded
Before you start getting any ideas in this politically-charged climate, “Small Bump” isn’t about abortion. Ed actually used Instagram Stories to clarify, once-and-for-all, that he doesn’t support “Small Bump” being used in anti-abortion campaigns because it doesn’t reflect the actual meaning of the song. “Small Bump” was, instead, written in honor of Ed’s close friend who experienced a still-birth miscarriage five months into her pregnancy. Like “Supermarket Flowers” and “Nancy Mulligan,” Ed wrote “Small Bump” from someone else’s perspective. In this case, Ed put himself into the shoes of one of the baby’s parents.