Afire Love

Album: x (2014)
Charted: 59 37
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  • Sheeran wrote this song about his grandfather, an Irish Catholic who suffered from Alzheimer's for 20 years before finally passing away in 2013. He began penning it a fortnight before his granddad died, completing the tune at his funeral.
  • Sheeran previously paid tribute to his late grandfather at the 2014 Grammy Awards when he wore his grandfather's tie with his Gucci suit.
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  • Triauna from MarylandI believe this is my favorite one from the album.
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