Ed Sheeran Performs ‘Overpass Graffiti’ During Tiny Desk Concert: Inside The Lyrics

27 October 2021, 15:45

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Ed Sheeran performed one of his new tracks ‘Overpass Graffiti’ during his appearance on Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts.

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Ed Sheeran treated fans to a performance of one of his new bops ‘Overpass Graffiti’ during his appearance on the famous Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series.

The ‘Bad Habits’ star delivered bop after bop during his appearance, including performances of his new upbeat track ‘Shivers’ and his heartfelt number ‘Visiting Hours’.

Of course, each performance was as flawless as the last and got fans super excited for the release of his new album, which is set to drop on October 29.

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His upcoming project, ‘=‘ or ‘Equals’, will be the first time he’s released solo music in four years!

So, as we get prepared to have Ed’s new album on repeat, let’s get familiar with the lyrics to one of his stand-out Tiny Desk performance songs; ‘Overpass Graffiti’…

Ed Sheeran's new album drops on October 29
Ed Sheeran's new album drops on October 29. Picture: Alamy
Ed Sheeran performed 'Overpass Graffiti' during his Tiny Desk (Home) Concert appearance
Ed Sheeran performed 'Overpass Graffiti' during his Tiny Desk (Home) Concert appearance. Picture: NPR Music/YouTube

What is Ed Sheeran’s ‘Overpass Graffiti’ song about?

Just like many of Ed’s best anthems, ‘Overpass Graffiti’ delves into a past relationship as he sings about not forgetting a former flame.

He sings: “I will always love you for what it’s worth / We’ll never fade like graffiti on the overpass,” paying tribute to an old love.

Ed also sings: “Never wanted to break it or leave us tainted / Though I should walk away / But I just can’t replace us or even erase us,” alluding to a romance that is already over.

Take a look at the full lyrics…

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Overpass Graffiti’ full lyrics

[Verse 1]
This is a dark parade
Another rough patch to rain on, to rain on
I know your friends may say
This is a cause for celebration, hip-hip-hooray, love

[Pre-Chorus]
The photographs in sepia tones
So still the fire's barely fighting the cold, alone
There were times when I could feel your ghost
Just when I'm almost letting you go
The cards were stacked against us both

[Chorus]
I will always love you for what it's worth
We'll never fade like graffiti on the overpass
I know time may change the way you think of us
But I'll remember the way we were
You were the first full stop
Love that will never leave
Baby, you will never be lost on me (Ooh-ooh)

[Verse 2]
This is a goddamn shame
Never wanted to break it or leave us tainted
Though I should walk away
But I just can't replace us or even erase us

[Pre-Chorus]
The car was stuck and the engine stalled
And both of us got caught out in the snow, alone
There were times where I'd forget the lows
And think the highs were all that we'd ever known
The cards were stacked against us both

[Chorus]
I will always love you for what it's worth
We'll never fade like graffiti on the overpass
I know time may change the way you think of us
But I'll remember the way we were
You were the first full stop
Love that will never leave
Baby, you will never be lost on me (Ooh-ooh)
I will always love you for what it's worth
We'll never fade like graffiti on the overpass
I know time may change the way you think of us
But I'll remember the way we were
You were the first full stop
Love that will never leave
Baby, you will never be lost on me

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