I'm listening to this song for Ed Sheeran and he said the following:

I don't deserved it

Is that a grammatical error or he did that for a purpose? The subtitle, however, tells that he said

I don't deserve this

But I listened to it many times and I'm quite sure that he said what I heard at the beginning.


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The words in your excerpt seem to be

I don't deserve this

since it is a refrain of the previous lyrics at 3:47.

The captioning says "this" and Sheeran seems to pronounce it as "thit" (not a misspelling).

  • So, why would he say this?
    – hbak
    Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 15:37
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    One interpretation might be: It's a song about once lost love, and obviously something went horribly wrong, but another chance has presented itself and the singer, being humble, is saying he doesn't deserve the second chance.
    – Peter
    Commented Jun 26, 2018 at 6:09
  • I meant why did he say "thit"/
    – hbak
    Commented Jun 26, 2018 at 12:24
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    Probably just his accent.
    – Peter
    Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 0:07
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    @Peter I don't think it makes sense that it's just his accent. As you mention, it is a refrain of the previous lyric, where he pronounces it "I don't deserve this"; the second time, it is different. If it were his accent, they would sound the same, but they don't. It sounds to me like he stumbled while recording this last line and they kept it.
    – Sambo
    Commented Jan 30, 2023 at 16:39

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