The singer – who revealed it is his favourite song from the record – reportedly wrote the song about his current girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
And with lyrics like: “A woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that some day I’ll share her home,” it certainly sounds like the perfect love song – with many fans left wondering if it was a hint at a marriage proposal to his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
Speaking about the track, Ed – who released the album earlier this year – said: “I had in my mind what sound should be on what song, and subject matter – so I’d write 10 songs for that.
“So there was a bunch wedding songs, and Perfect was the best one.”
And revealing that he wrote the song by himself, he added: “I remember thinking I would never write a song as good as A Team. Then Thinking Out Loud came, and I was like: ‘Oh, OK, well maybe it’s not impossible.’
“So going into this album, there was no worry at all because I knew I’d done it before. It’s not like Thinking Out Loud will be the peak my career.
“It’s definitely happened on this album. There’s definitely one that’s better.”
Referring to previous hit ballad Thinking Out Loud, co-written with Amy Wadge, Ed explained: “If I had another song as big as that, I wanted it to just say my name on the credits.
“So I did a lot solo writing and that was one the things that came out it.”
Ed Sheeran Perfect lyrics
I found a love for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight
Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children our own
We are still kids, but we’re so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes