SONGS

Cross Me - Ed Sheeran ft. Chance the Rapper, PnB Rock

The Experience: If you cross her then you cross me. I protect her, not because I own her, but because I love her.
The Vibe: Confidence.
The Topic: True love.
The Value: Commitment.
The Tension: I'm me and I'm confident VS. I belong to someone else.

Music video: A dancer plays virtual versions of Ed Sheeran / Chance the Rapper / PnB Rock and of the girl he loves. And even after she's packed up her sensor suit and gone home, she still flickers back and forth between Ed Sheeran and the love of his life. Because it's not just poetry that they're the same thing. It's reality.

The Meaning of Cross Me: You don't. Because I'm so deeply committed to her that she and I are the same thing. That's Cross Me's message. Ed Sheeran, PnB Rock and Chance the Rapper all say it differently but they all say the same thing. When you truly love someone, nothing gets past you to hurt them. Nothing gets between you. Cross Me draws a sharp line between true love - I'm stickin' with my baby for sure together or solo it doesn't matter where we are, oh no - and everything else -  I don't ever wanna run around I spent my youth jumping in and out. Love means you commit.

Ask yourself: Does your commitment mean that everything and everyone else is off the table?

Album: No.6 Collaborations Project - 2019

LYRICS:


[PnB Rock]

Anything she needs, she can call me
Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me
Just know if you cross her then you cross me
Cross me, cross me
If you, if you, if you, if you
(It's Fred again)
Anything she needs, she can call me
Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me
Just know if you cross her then you cross me
Cross me, cross me
If you, if you

[Ed Sheeran]

And she ain't messin' with no other man
Me and her have something different
I really need all you to understand
That nobody's coming close
And I don't ever wanna run around
I spent my youth jumping in and out
You know I f-ckin' love her now
Like nobody ever could

And you know I stay trippin', am I crazy? Oh no
I'm stickin' with my baby for sure
Together or solo
It doesn't matter where we are, oh no, no
So if you hear about my lady, just know
That she ain't the one to play with, oh no
And I'll be standing so close
So you know that, hey

[PnB Rock]

Anything she needs, she can call me
Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me
Just know if you cross her then you cross me
Cross me, cross me
If you, if you, if you, if you cross her

[Ed Sheeran (PnB Rock)]

If you cross her
Then you cross me (Cross me)
And nobody's coming close, yeah
And I think that you should know
That if you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
So come on and let it go
Oh I think that you should know

[Chance the Rapper]

And she ain't messin' with no other man
Now what you not gon' do
Is stand there across from me
Like you got Kung Fu
Death stare, crossed arms
Running your mouth like a faucet
But you don't know that my girl been doin' CrossFit
Boom! Kung Pow! Hit your -ss with a cross kick
Pullin' air out, wear you out, you exhausted
Know she gonna slide anytime you b-tches talk sh-t
Keep a little blade in her f-ckin' lip gloss kit
Ay, no one say hi to me without her
Better pay your respect to the queen
Better do that sh-t without a flirt
Gotta respect the H.B.I.C
Couple of things that you need to know
If you still wanna be friends with me

[PnB Rock]

Just know if you cross her then you cross me
Cross me, cross me
If you, if you, if you, if you cross her

[Ed Sheeran (PnB Rock)]

If you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
And nobody's coming close, yeah
And I think that you should know that
If you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
So come on and let it go
Oh I think that you should know

She stay trippin,' and she crazy, oh no
Quit messin' with my baby for sure
Together or solo
It doesn't matter where we are, oh no, no
So if you hear about my lady, just know
That she ain't the one to play with, oh no
And I'll be standing so close
So you know that

If you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
And nobody's coming close, yeah
And I think that you should know that
If you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
So come on and let it go
Oh I think that you should know

If you cross her
(Anything she needs, she can call me)
Then you cross me
(Don't worry 'bout her, that's my seed, dawg that's all me)
(Just know if you cross her then you cross me)
(Cross me, cross me)
(If you, if you, if you, if you)
(Oh yeah)

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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