The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs
“Supermarket Flowers,” Ed Sheeran
“Supermarket Flowers” was never an Ed Sheeran single, but the emotional ballad cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 and both Ireland and UK Singles’s top ten because it’s such a fan favorite. Ed told Zane Lowe that the track about grieving after a mother’s death isn’t actually about his mother (who, thankfully, is very much alive). “Supermarket Flowers” was written about his maternal grandmother’s death, who passed during the making of Divide, from the perspective of Ed’s mother. After singing “Supermarket Flowers” at her funeral, Ed’s grandfather encouraged him to put it on his upcoming album.