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Afire Love is a song by Ed Sheeran and appears as the twelfth track on his second studio album, X.

BackgroundEdit

"Afire Love" was written about Sheeran's grandfather "two weeks before he passed away." He had suffered with Alzheimer's disease for twenty years, and Sheeran has been thinking "What if [he passed away]? And then he did." Sheeran finished writing the song at his funeral.

LyricsEdit

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 them

And 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 say

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we'll lie in sight for a little while, he wrote
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 in 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 say

Darling, hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we'll lie in sight for a little while, he wrote
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 in love

To the love we love to love we love
To the love we love to love we love
To the love we love to love we love

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
To the love we love to love we love
To the love we love to love we love

VideosEdit

Ed Sheeran - Afire Love Official Audio05:24

Ed Sheeran - Afire Love Official Audio

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