Ed Sheeran: Afire Love Meaning
Song Released: 2014
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Afire Love Lyrics
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
anonymous 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.”
anonymous 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.
anonymous Aug 29th, 2017 8:57am report
Love this song also Ed sings it beautifully
anonymous 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!
anonymous Nov 20th, 2016 11:01am report
What a beautiful song about lasting love. Thank you Ed Sheeran.
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2016 4:55pm report
Sure it's about his grandpa it's. Really captivating
Lol.lots of love
anonymous 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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