"Afire Love" as written by John Mcdaid, Foy Vance and Edward Christopher Sheeran....
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 have 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, he used to say

Darling hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we'll lie inside, 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 love, love, love oh

And things were all good yesterday
Then the devil took your breath away
And now we’re left here in the pain
Black suit, black tie standin' 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

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, he used to say

Darling hold me in your arms the way you did last night
And we'll lie inside, 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 love, love, love oh

And my father and all of my family
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
And my mother and all of my family
Rise from the seats to sing halellujah
And my brother and all of my family
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
(And all of my brothers and my sisters, yeah)
And my father and all of my family
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
Hallelujah


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"Afire Love" as written by Christophe Beck Ed Sheeran

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    My InterpretationI really love this song. So very much.

    It's all about his grandfather dying of Alzheimer's Disease (hence the "then the devil took your memory/breath away") which I can fully relate to. It is so magical about how he reflects on his grandma telling him stories about his grandfather (he died when Ed was very young; 6 to be exact) and about how much he was a loving, and caring man.

    He then goes on to talk about him at the funeral, and how everyone has united together through the grandfather's death as they sing "hallelujah" in their "black suits, black ties standing in the rain"

    It is such a tribute to Ed's grandfather, and beautiful too. I don't see how anyone could say something bad about this song as it is so sweet, and I can relate to it entirely. And I love how it ends in hallelujah. It just sums up how praising they must have been of such a kind man.
    ImSoCalledTTon July 31, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningObviously, the song is about the death of someone that he was close to, be it a relative or a friend.
    AmberBellon June 23, 2014   Link
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    Song Meaningsomeone losing their grandfather when they're young. The grandfather couldn't recognize them as he neared death but the grandmother told him how the grandfather would sing to her about how much he love
    cascadew26on June 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love the whole song but my favourite lines are "Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut. For they’re designed to be together oh"
    Weeclown5on February 09, 2015   Link

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