The A Team by Ed Sheeran | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

The A Team by Ed Sheeran was the debut single by released from his debut album in 2011. The A Team is a folk ballad with lyrics talking of a prostitute addicted to crack cocaine, a Class A drug. The song’s lyrics were inspired after Ed Sheeran visited a homeless shelter and heard some of the stories of the lives people had been living.

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Key of the Song: A major

The original key of the A team is in A major.

Guitar Chords for The A Team by Ed Sheeran

Please note: the song is played with a capo on the 2nd fret of the guitar.

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The A Team by Ed Sheeran – Lyrics with Chords

Note: Capo on the 2nd fret of the guitar.

Intro

G, G, Em, C, G 

Verse

G           G
White lips, pale face 
Em           C   G
Breathing in snowflakes 
G            G
Burnt lungs, sour taste
G            G
Light's gone, day's end 
Em           C   G
Struggling to pay rent 
G            G
Long nights, strange men 


Chorus

A
And they say
A                  C
She's in the Class A Team
C             G
Stuck in her daydream 
G             D
Been this way since 18 
A               C
But lately her face seems 
C               G
Slowly sinking, wasting
G              D 
Crumbling like pastries 
D
And they scream 
G                             G
The worst things in life come free to us


Bridge

Em 
Cos we're just under the upperhand 
C
And go mad for a couple of grams 
G
And she don't want to go outside tonight 
Em
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland 
C
Or sells love to another man 
G
It's too cold outside 
Em
For angels to fly 
G
Angels to fly

Verse

G              G
Ripped gloves, raincoat 
Em                C    G
Tried to swim and stay afloat 
G          G
Dry house, wet clothes 
G             G
Loose change, bank notes
Em          C   G 
Weary-eyed, dry throat 
G          G
Call girl, no phone 

Chorus

A
And they say
A                  C
She's in the Class A Team
C             G
Stuck in her daydream 
G             D
Been this way since 18 
A               C
But lately her face seems 
C               G
Slowly sinking, wasting
G              D 
Crumbling like pastries 
D
And they scream 
G                             G
The worst things in life come free to us

Bridge

Em 
Cos we're just under the upperhand 
C
And go mad for a couple of grams 
G
And she don't want to go outside tonight 
Em
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland 
C
Or sells love to another man 
G
It's too cold outside 
Em
For angels to fly 
G
An angel will die 
C
Covered in white 
G
Closed eye 
Em
And hoping for a better life 
C
This time, we'll fade out tonight
G
Straight down the line 


And they say
A                  C
She's in the Class A Team
C             G
Stuck in her daydream 
G             D
Been this way since 18 
A               C
But lately her face seems 
C               G
Slowly sinking, wasting
G              D 
Crumbling like pastries 
D
And they scream 
G                             G
The worst things in life come free to us

Bridge

Em 
Cos we're just under the upperhand 
C
And go mad for a couple of grams 
G
And she don't want to go outside tonight 
Em
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland 
C
Or sells love to another man 
G
It's too cold outside 
Em
For angels to fly
C
Angels to fly
G 
To fly, fly 
Em C         G
Or angels to die