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Visiting Hours
Ed Sheeran Lyrics


I wish that heaven had visiting hours
So I could just show up and bring the news
That she's gettin' older and I wish that you'd met her
The things that she'll learn from me, I got them all from you

Can I just stay a while and we'll put all the world to rights?
The little ones will grow and I'll still drink your favorite wine
And soon, they're going to close, but I'll see you another day
So much has changed since you've been away

I wish that heaven had visiting hours
So I could just swing by and ask your advice
What would you do in my situation? I haven't a clue how I'd even raise them
What would you do? 'Cause you always do what's right

Can we just talk a while until my worries disappear?
I'd tell you that I'm scared of turnin' out a failure
You'd say, "Remember that the answer's in the love that we create"
So much has changed since you've been away

I wish that heaven had visiting hours
And I would ask them if I could take you home
But I know what they'd say, that it's for the best
So I will live life the way you taught me, and make it on my own

And I will close the door, but I will open up my heart
And everyone I love will know exactly who you are
'Cause this is not goodbye, it is just 'til we meet again
So much has changed since you've been away

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Amy Victoria Wadge, Anthony Jr. Clemons, Edward Christopher Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Kim Lang Smith, Michael Ross Pollack, Scott MacFarland Carter

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Avez Sakti

I wish that Heaven had visiting hours
So I could just show up and bring the news
That she's gettin' older and I wish that you'd met her
The things that she'll learn from me
I got them all from you

Can I just stay a while and we'll put all the world to rights?
The little ones will grow, and I'll still drink your favorite wine
And soon they're goin' to close, but I'll see you another day
So much has changed since you've been away

I wish that Heaven had visiting hours
So I could just swing by and ask your advice
What would you do in my situation?
I haven't a clue how I'd even raise them
What would you do?
'Cause you always do what's right

Can we just talk a while until my worries disappear?
I'd tell you that I'm scared of turning out a failure
You'd say, "Remember that the answer's in the love that we create"
So much has changed since you've been away

I wish that Heaven had visiting hours
And I would ask them if I could take you home
But I know what they'd say, that it's for the best
So I will live life the way you taught me
And make it on my own

I will close the door, but I will open up my heart
And everyone I love will know exactly who you are
'Cause this is not goodbye, it is just 'til we meet again
So much has changed since you've been away



BlackieLeone

This song hit me hart in the feels when I listened to the new album from which I only knew one song before purchasing it.

Let me say it that way:
It was hard to fight against tears of first missing lost ones but later tears of hope and positivity to life itself. I would normally just have let the water go but I was in uniform and sitting in the train home in public. I won that fight against myself and maintained a straight face. Well.. at least a dry face.

People tend to wonder why a grown up man and soldier is weeping like a child and then will talk the biggest nonsense when coming home and I did not want to make them silly assumtions about my reasons to wet my face. So I fought the tears and let Eds voice guide me through my feelings again when being at the safe space of my home in private.

That awesome made video makes the song so much more intense and I just had to share my story with the semi-public of the somehow anonymous internet.

Thank you for sharing your gift with the world, Mr. Sheeran! May god bless you and give you a good life and us many possibilies in listening to your musical art.



Sambhav Semwal

I wish that heaven
Had visiting hours
So I just could show up
And bring good news
That she's getting older
And I wish that you'd met her
The things that she'll learn from me
I got them all from you

Can we just talk a while and we'll put all the world to rights?
The little ones will grow and I'll still drink your favourite wine
And soon, they're going to close, but I'll see you another day
So much has changed since you've been away

Well, I wish that heaven
Had visiting hours
So I could just swing by
And ask your advice
What would you do in my situation?
I haven't a clue how I'd even raise them
What would you do?
'Cause you always do what's right

Can we just talk a while until my worries disappear?
I'd tell you that I'm scared of turning out a failure
He'd say, "Remember that the answer's in the love that we create"
So much has changed since you've been away

I wish that heaven
Had visiting hours
And I would ask them
If I could take you home
But I know what they'd say
That it's for the best
So I would live life the way you told me
And make it on my own

And I will close the door, but I will open up my heart
And everyone I love will know exactly who you are
'Cause this is not goodbye, it is just 'til we meet again
So much has changed since you've been away



Isaac BG

[Verse 1]
I wish that heaven had visiting hours
So I could just show up and bring good news
That she's getting older and I wish that you'd met her
The things that she'll learn from me, I got them all from you

[Chorus]
Can I just stay a while and we'll put all the world to rights?
The little ones will grow and I'll still drink your favourite wine
And soon, they're going to close, but I'll see you another day
So much has changed since you've been away

[Verse 2]
Well, I wish that heaven had visiting hours
So I could just swing by and ask your advice
What would you do in my situation?
I haven't a clue how I'd even raise them
What would you do? 'Cause you always do what's right

[Chorus]
Can we just talk a while until my worries disappear?
I'd tell you that I'm scared of turning out a failure
You'd say, "Remember that the answer's in the love that we create"
So much has changed since you've been away

[Verse 3]
I wish that heaven had visiting hours
And I would ask them if I could take you home
But I know what they'd say, that it's for the best
So I would live life the way you taught me
And make it on my own

[Chorus]
And I will close the door, but I will open up my heart
And everyone I love will know exactly who you are
'Cause this is not goodbye, it is just 'til we meet again
So much has changed since you've been away



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Made in Busan

They asked Ernest Hemingway once if he can write a whole story with only one phrase and he did it. In my eyes, the same just happened with Ed and the line "I wish that heaven had visiting hours." Literally one sentence but it packs so much emotion and expresses such a universal sentiment. What a brilliant songwriter.

Adriana Medvedova Medvedova

@Juliana Magg 21

Isabel Youngblood

And all I want to do is see my parents and I can’t listen to this song without crying Bc it’s so true!!!

Isabel Youngblood

I love it!! My mom died when I was 3 and my dad started being a alcoholic to get over his sadness! When I was 6 my grandparents took me and my brothers away from my dad. When I was 7 my dad died from a drug overdose! I am 16 with bad depression and anxiety!! I just want to see my mom!😭😭😭😭😭

Jule Zockt

@Juliana Magg this line gets me every Time! I can feel my heart breaking when he sings it.

Wigunlubo Newmai

@Lizet Hernandez how would you interpret that?

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In this modern world where bop music rules, ed sheeran's slow music can still shine and caught everyones attention.

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Mary Haight

This song is one of Ed's best. Ever time I hear this song I try to sing it , but I can't I just start crying. I do wish heaven had visiting Hours so I could talk to my grandparents again. My grandma never got to see any of her great grandkids. But I know she watches down on them everyday.

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