Ed Sheeran's song 'Thinking out loud' has a line

Maybe we found love right where we are

I think it should be

Maybe we find love right where we are

  • Hi, beginner. Do you just mean that you think "we" should not be capitalized? In which case, I feel like it was just a typo because it appears as lowercase on other lyric websites. Mar 23, 2017 at 7:47
  • @TeacherKSHuang Hi, Its not about "we", I am talking about verb, why did he use "found" instead "find"
    – beginner
    Mar 23, 2017 at 7:53
  • I think he wants to rhyme it with "out" and "loud". Mar 23, 2017 at 8:08
  • @user178049 ,haha yeah may be.
    – beginner
    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:23
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    Plus, using past tense does convey a deeper sense of certainty, which, a song crooner may want to convey when wooing someone with his song. Like, "Hey, we found it." Mar 23, 2017 at 8:53

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I believe, since this song was inspired by his girlfriend at the time, he was specifically talking about the love they had for each other, at that time. Since that love started at a previous point in time, I believe he meant to use "found", to fit the past tense.

If he had instead, used the word find, he would be making a philosophical statement about the love and his on-going thoughts, rather than his concrete assessment regarding their having found love, right where they were.

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