Supermarket Flowers

Album: ÷ (2017)
Charted: 8 75
  • I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
    I threw the day old tea from the cup
    Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
    Memories of a life that's been loved
    Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
    Poured the old ginger beer down the sink
    Dad always told me, "don't you cry when you're down"
    But mum, there's a tear every time that I blink

    Oh I'm in pieces, it's tearing me up, but I know
    A heart that's broke is a heart that's been loved

    So I'll sing Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
    You're home

    I fluffed the pillows, made the beds, stacked the chairs up
    Folded your nightgowns neatly in a case
    John says he'd drive then put his hand on my cheek
    And wiped a tear from the side of my face

    I hope that I see the world as you did cause I know
    A life with love is a life that's been lived

    So I'll sing Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    When I fell down you'd be there holding me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah
    You're home

    Hallelujah
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    You got to see the person that I have become
    Spread your wing
    And I know that when God took you back he said Hallelujah
    You're home Writer/s: Edward Christopher Sheeran, Benjamin Joseph Levin, John McDaid
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group
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