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Photograph
Ed Sheeran Lyrics


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Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
But it's the only thing that I know
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing makes us feel alive

We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
And time's forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home

Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
And it's the only thing that I know, know
I swear it will get easier
Remember that with every piece of ya
Hmm, and it's the only thing we take with us when we die

Hmm, we keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts were never broken
And time's forever frozen, still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
You won't ever be alone

And if you hurt me
That's okay, baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages, you just hold me
And I won't ever let you go
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home

Oh, you can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
Next to your heartbeat where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul

And if you hurt me
Well, that's okay, baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages, you just hold me
And I won't ever let you go

When I'm away, I will remember how you kissed me
Under the lamppost back on Sixth street
Hearing you whisper through the phone
"Wait for me to come home"

Overall Meaning

The song "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran is a poignant love song about the joy and pain of loving someone. In the opening lines, Sheeran acknowledges that loving someone can be painful sometimes. It's a universal truth that we all know too well. We can't have the good without the bad, and sometimes love can hurt. Despite the pain, love is the only thing we know, and it's the only thing that makes us feel alive. In these lines, Sheeran is essentially saying that love is worth the risk, even if it sometimes hurts.


The chorus of the song is the most recognizable part of "Photograph." Sheeran sings of a love frozen in time, preserved forever in a photograph. The memories that he and his partner have created are something special, something worth holding on to, and something that they can revisit whenever they want. In many ways, this photograph is a symbol of the power of love. It's a way of keeping that love alive, even when times are tough. Sheeran sings of the importance of these memories and how they can help us through the harder times. The promise that his partner won't ever be alone is a reaffirmation of the power of their love.


In the second verse, Sheeran gets a bit more hopeful about love. He sings that love can heal and mend our souls, and it's the only thing we take with us when we die. This is a moving sentiment that speaks to the transformative power of love. It has the ability to change us, to make us better people, and to give our lives meaning. As the song comes to a close, Sheeran sings of the deep love that he and his partner share. He promises to keep her close, no matter what, and he tries to reassure her that he won't ever let go.


Line by Line Meaning

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
Love is not always easy and can be painful at times.


But it's the only thing that I know
Despite the difficulties, love is the most valuable thing in life.


When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
Even when love is challenging, it is worth fighting for.


It is the only thing makes us feel alive
Love is what gives life meaning and purpose.


We keep this love in a photograph
The memories of our love are precious and we cherish them.


We made these memories for ourselves
Our love is solely between us and the memories we create are ours to keep.


Where our eyes are never closing
The love and connection we share is constant and never fades.


Hearts are never broken
Our love never falters, even in the face of adversity.


And time's forever frozen, still
The memories of our love will last forever and never fade.


So you can keep me
Even when we are apart, our love remains.


Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Our love is always with you and close to your heart.


Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
Our love will bring us back together, no matter the distance.


You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home
Our love will keep you company until we are together again.


Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
Love has the power to heal and mend even the deepest wounds.


And it's the only thing that I know, know
Love is the one certainty in life.


I swear it will get easier
Even the toughest challenges in love will eventually become easier.


Remember that with every piece of ya
Our love is a part of you and will never leave you.


Hmm, and it's the only thing we take with us when we die
Love is the one thing that stays with us throughout our lifetime.


Oh, you can fit me
Our love is adaptable and can fit into any situation or circumstance.


Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
Our love is a part of who you are and has been with you for a long time.


Next to your heartbeat where I should be
Our love is always with you, close to your heart.


Keep it deep within your soul
Always hold onto our love and keep it close to your heart.


And if you hurt me
Even when love causes pain, our love remains strong.


That's okay, baby, only words bleed
We may say hurtful things, but our love will always remain intact.


Inside these pages, you just hold me
Our memories and love are intertwined and cherished.


And I won't ever let you go
Our love is too strong to ever let go of.


When I'm away, I will remember how you kissed me
Our love is so strong that even when we are apart, the memories keep us close.


Under the lamppost back on Sixth street
A special moment in our love story that is cherished and remembered.


Hearing you whisper through the phone
Even when we are apart, our connection and love remains strong.


"Wait for me to come home"
Our love will always bring us back together, no matter the distance or time apart.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Edward Christopher Sheeran, Martin Peter Harrington, Johnny McDaid, Thomas E. Leonard

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@pvm0708

Words won’t ever begin to describe what this song means to me.

@madisonfeehan

It's been 10 years since the real fans were born. 💚 xx

@mr.caddred.2296

This song makes me feel like 2014 was 2 years ago. Time really flies so fast.

@TyranusSpam

I feel old. Did I just travel back through time? This ain't ever getting old.

@Soccergirl1910

I relate to this song so much I lost my Grandma and I remember her with this song...

@Fabian_Melo

The best song on planet

@HuntersPoint

What can I say that would do this song justice? A masterpiece in every sense of the word.

@MiaKjaersgaard

time goes by fast, when a lot happens on the road. nice memories.

@navyandlime

My favourite Ed song.

@samaliedelacruz7622

10 years loving this song 💚

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