November 18, 2014

Ed Sheeran – Afire Love

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Personal Post, Song Comment tagged , at 9:40 am by LynxLee


Whilst I simply loved Ed Sheeran’s latest romantic music video “Thinking Out Loud” and his awesome dance moves (+the simply gorgeous dancer he’s dancing with – Behind The Scenes here), I’m obviously a little deeper in thoughts and emotions than that sometimes.

I was attracted to the title “Afire Love” from his latest album and listening to it brings a sense of love that you don’t usually get from romance or the usual one person partner. It’s about love for someone close and very strong – family. Listening to the track whilst driving to work, raising up the volume and keeping aware of the lyrics (and the road) – it’s a great build up of emotions (something that Ed is amazing with).

Towards the end of the track, I’ve gotten goosebumps (good ones) and almost in tears as I’d imagine the emotional struggles and the sense of it all. Listen to it loud (to your comfort) and let me know if you agree. Can’t help thinking about my grandma and grandpa when it comes to this track. Upon posting this up, I thought I’d do a little research to the track and now it’s much clearer who he is singing about.

Warm up your heart and take a good deep listen to this track with eyes closed. Hallelujah

The emotional midtempo piano tune is a dedication to Ed’s grandfather, who battled with Alzheimer’s for 20 years before his death last year. Sheeran reportedly finished writing the track at his grandfather’s funeral.

The personal song takes listeners on a heartwrenching journey as Ed recounts the moment his grandfather succumbed to the disease and no longer recognized his grandson.

Read more: http://www.mtv.com/news/1847054/ed-sheeran-afire-love-song/

maxresdefaultDarling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

Things were all good yesterday
And then the devil took your memory
And if you fell to your death today
I hope that heaven is your resting place
I heard the doctors put your chest in pain
But then that could’ve been the medicine
And now you’re lying in the bed again
Either way I’ll cry with the rest of themAnd my father told me, son
It’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face
And you’re not the only one
Although my grandma used to say
That he used to sing.

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

Things were all good yesterday
But then the devil took your breath away
And now we’re left here in the pain
Black suit, black tie, standing in the rain
And now my family is one again
Stapled together with the strangers and a friend
Came to my mind, I should paint it with a pen
Six years old, I remember when

My father told me, son
It’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face
And you’re not the only one
Although my grandma used to say
He used to sing.

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we’ll lie inside for a little while, here oh
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
And we’re wrapped in light, in life, in love
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
For they’re designed to be together, oh
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
And we’re set alight, we’re afire love

To the love we love to love we love [3x]

And my father and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
And my mother and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
And my brother and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah
(And all of my brothers and my sisters, yeah)
And my father and all of my family rise from their seats to sing hallelujah

To the love we love to love we love [3x]

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