Ed Sheeran spoke about winning a court case against allegations that he had copied a song by Marvin Gaye. He played similar songs to the jury, including his song "Thinking Out Loud," to prove that the chord progression used in the music is not unique to Gaye's song. Sheeran explained that he had to take a stand because the case affected his livelihood. He stated that whether he won or lost, he would lose money. Finally, he stated that no one can copyright a chord sequence, and he was glad that the case was over.
• In My Book
In my opinion.
To steal something.
• Scratch The Surface
To deal with only a small part of a subject or a problem.
To leave a mark on something that is difficult to remove.