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Ed Sheeran: Afire Love Meaning

Song Released: 2014

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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...


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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:04am report

    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.

    “My father told me, son/ It’s not his fault he doesn’t know your face/ And you’re not the only one,” he sings.

    Ed also writes about what seemed to have been a powerful love between his grandparents, sharing loving words that his grandfather said to his grandma: “Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut/ For they’re designed to be together/ With your body next to mine, our hearts will beat as one/ And we’re set alight, we’re afire in love.”

    The song concludes with what seems to be Ed and his family at the funeral as a gospel-choir sound echoes over the singer singing “hallelujah.”


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    Jun 26th, 2014 6:59pm report

    This song is about his grandfather who had Alzheimer's and unfortunately died. This should make the lyrics abit clearer.


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    Aug 29th, 2017 8:57am report

    Love this song also Ed sings it beautifully


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    Jul 17th, 2017 7:31pm report

    I agree but just to add that there was fire hot passion with his grandparents. As we see older people we sometime forget they were young, had passion and fire. Great song!


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    Nov 20th, 2016 11:01am report

    What a beautiful song about lasting love. Thank you Ed Sheeran.


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    Apr 3rd, 2016 4:55pm report

    Sure it's about his grandpa it's. Really captivating

    Lol.lots of love


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    Mar 3rd, 2015 3:39pm report

    This says I will always love you and remember you even when your gone. It says I will meet you again in our resting place and I wish the best for you while you up there. Also me and my family prey for you to he safe while your gone.


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    Dec 11th, 2014 12:03pm report

    The song is about Ed's grandfather who died after battling Alzheimer's for 20 years. His grandmother tells him about the things he used to say(Ed's grandpa) and the love they shared.

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