Memoirs of a Gaijin Playlist

“Afire Love” by Ed Sheeran

This last week, I have only had Ed Sheeran going through my head, and the song that I keep coming back to, out of all the songs that I know by him, has been this song. Off of his 2014 album, x, I love way that he tells the story of a grandfather with Alzheimers and the memories that exist of him from before the disease took hold. Additionally, I find the way the piano appears throughout the melody to be both haunting and heartfelt, and the bridge provides a nice rally cry to the rest of the family as they deal with the grandfather’s disease as one. It provides a nice way for me to think about how I have dealt with and will deal with whatever happens to my family and close friends.

If you would like to listen to this song or any of the other prior Songs of the Week, check out the Spotify Playlist linked above!

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