Ed Sheeran Afterglow Lyrics Explained As He Returns To Music

21 December 2020, 17:06

Ed Sheeran drops surprise love track 'Afterglow'
Ed Sheeran drops surprise love track 'Afterglow'. Picture: YouTube Ed Sheeran/ Instagram @teddysphotos

Ed Sheeran has saved 2020 dropping 'Afterglow' with just a week left- so let's look into the lyrics of the emotional guitar track he released almost out of the blue.

Ed Sheeran has officially returned after his 18 month break from music with wintery love song 'Afterglow' he released in very much the same way as his close pal, Taylor Swift, with just hours warning.

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Ed, 29, took to social media in a rare post letting everyone know he had a 'Christmas present' coming and sure enough, the beautiful song arrived just hours later.

In another post, he wrote: "Afterglow is a song I wrote last year that I wanted to release for you."

"It’s not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love, and hope you love too."

"Enjoy ! Have a safe and happy festive break and New Year’s. Back to dad land for me now, ciao."

Of course, one of the biggest hitmakers on planet earth announcing they have music on the way for the first time in 18 months is bound to get people excited.

Fans couldn't stop celebrating the fact 'Ed is back' under the Instagram post of the surprise track and TBH, neither can we.

The song is undeniably a love song and we can't help but think Ed's singing about his wife, Cherry and their baby girl, Lyra, who was born four months ago.

Especially with the lyric: "We were love drunk, waiting on a miracle."

He promised he'd write more music when he's 'lived a little more and has something to write about' and we'd very much say that time has come!

Welcome back, Ed, we missed you.

Ed Sheeran 'Afterglow' lyrics

Stop the clocks, it's amazing
You should see the way the light dances off your head
A million colours of hazel, golden and red
Saturday morning is fading
The sun's reflected by the coffee in your hand
My eyes are caught in your gaze all over again

We were love drunk, waiting on a miracle
Trying to find ourselves in the winter snow
So alone in love like the world had disappeared
Oh, I won't be silent and I won't let go
I will hold on tighter 'til the afterglow
And we'll burn so bright 'til the darkness softly clears

Oh, I will hold on to the afterglow
Oh, I will hold on to the afterglow

The weather outside's changing
The leaves are buried under six inches of white
The radio is playing, Iron & Wine
This is a new dimension
This is a level where we're losing track of time
I'm holding nothing against it, except you and I

We were love drunk, waiting on a miracle
Trying to find ourselves in the winter snow
So alone in love like the world had disappeared
Oh, I won't be silent and I won't let go
I will hold on tighter 'til the afterglow
And we'll burn so bright 'til the darkness softly clears

Oh, I will hold on to the afterglow
Oh, I will hold on to the afterglow
Oh, I will hold on to the afterglow

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