What does Afire Love mean?

Ed Sheeran: Afire Love Meaning

Album cover for Afire Love album cover

Song Released: 2014

Afire Love Lyrics

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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 1st 2014 !⃝

    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.”


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 26th 2014 !⃝

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


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 11th 2014 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2017 !⃝

    Love this song also Ed sings it beautifully

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2017 !⃝

    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!

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2016 !⃝

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

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2016 !⃝

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

    Lol.lots of love

  8. EdSheeranAndTaylorSwift
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    Mar 3rd 2015 !⃝

    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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