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Ed Sheeran – Photograph lyrics

[Verse 1]
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 that makes us feel alive
.

[Pre-Chorus]
We keep this love in a photograph.
We made these memories for ourselves.
Where our eyes are never closing,
Our hearts are never broken,
And time's forever frozen, still
.

[Chorus]
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans.
Holding me close until our eyes meet.
You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home
.

[Verse 2]
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,
And it's the only thing we take with us when we die.

[Pre-Chorus]
We keep this love in a photograph.
We made these memories for ourselves.
Where our eyes are never closing,
Our hearts were never broken,
And time's forever frozen, still.

[Chorus]
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans.
Holding me close until 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.

[Bridge]
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.

[Outro]
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
.



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    This song just makes me think of anytime a loved one is away. For example, parents who have gone away, it tears both them and the child apart, but looking at a photograph keeps them somewhat together, like having a little piece of them with you that you can take wherever you go. Not just for comfort, but also as a reminder, or a promise. So you can remember their face, or just so you can wait for them to come home. The picture is a reminder of something that has already been and/or a promise for a future to come. There are some parts that pretty much turn it towards a significant other, but truly, if you take those out, or just look over them, it can really be applied to anyone you love and miss, who isn't near you at the moment. The picture is also hope, that soon, you won't just have a picture, but you will be back with the one of whom the picture is. No matter how far away they are, you just wait. "Wait for me to come home."
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    Well I think this song is just about love. If you love someone wherever they are you would still have that love, you should cherish the memories you have with the person. When your with that special person you will be okay and "time will be forever frozen still". This song is just simply wonderful.
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    enya2100
    This song has been perfect for me and the situation I am in.

    Been in a relationship for a year and a half with a man in the UK and I live in Chicago. He visited me this year and it went fairly well (did have a few hiccups as is natural in most relationships). When he left, we hugged and had a tender moment at the airport and kissed several times - I'll never forget this moment. It was hard to see him go. We called and texted afterwards and he said that he was going to come back to Chicago soon and that he really wanted to be here and spend more time with me. Two months later, he texted me that he had met someone in the UK and that it looked like it may well go somewhere. It was one of the hardest things to go through break-up wise since I loved him.

    But, we have a picture that we took together when he first arrived in Chicago and I hold that close to me - it's a picture that showed us together before the pieces fell apart. It was such a magical moment. I still hope that he comes back to visit me in Chicago sometime and that this current relationship he is in will just be a fleeting thing. But, I'm not naive and will continue to heal and move forward in the meantime - because love will heal and mend my heart.

    Thank you Ed Sheeran for writing a song that has been 100% true to my situation. I hope that he will "come home" one day but will forever hold him in my heart with this picture until then.
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    I lost my husband of 40 years to cancer, he was the love of my life. He was so fun, full of life we had the most amazing life, he was a Vietnam vet, we had 3 beautiful children, who married and gave us 7 amazing grandchildren. He started his own business and was very successful, he provided work for many people, he was a generous, giving man. I miss him everyday, he was only 62, and now all I have is photographs.
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    I think this song is about a long distance relationship and the guy is reassuring the girl and telling ehr he loves her with all his heart. This song is just very beautiful and meaningful and it always makes me cry because a love and a bond like that is so strong. It can keep people going just by looking at a photograph. That's deep and meaningful. It's not just any picture, to some people the picture can mean everything andf I'm amazed by how much power that can give a person and make them feel better. My ex just dumped me a week after his bday and this happened 10 months ago and we went out for 8 abd I'm still, surprisingly, into him. I'm still pretty young and I don't know if it's just a really big crush or it's really true that I love this guy. So whenever I look at our old picture and I listen to this song it always makes me cry reminding me of him adn wishing he would've stayed. This song makes me cry because it reminds me of how I can't have a love as strong as the one in this song. That's how powerful this song is. I hope you guys like it too.

    "Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
    But it's the only thing that I know"

    This means that yeah, a relationship can eb tough and hard sometimes but it seems to be the thing that he knows best. The guy knows about love adn that he's been hurt before but love is his best quality, he knows how to give and take love from others.

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

    Omg I love this part. It shows how even though no matter how far the couple was away from each other they each still had their memories, or maybe it means that even though they aren't together anymore, the guy is still happy that the girl still has their memories together. He's trying to say that the picture is their love frozen still. In the picture they are happily in love and laughing and smiling and never blinking, so it shows how they can freeze a moment in time and just keeo it with them forveer to honld onto and look back at.

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

    This means that in the picture of the couple together, when the guy is gone, the girl can always have him with her because she has that picture of the both of them that keeps them together and has the best memories thay've ever had. When she has the picture, it's like she has him with her, whether it's in her locket by her heart, or in the pocket of her jeans. He'll always be there with her.

    "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
    And it's the only thing we take with us when we die"

    I think here he's sayign that when your soul feels empty or shattered or broken, you can always find that love makes you feel whoe againa dn that your soul will feel complete again. He's saying that you'll need your soul and love after you die so it can take you up to heaven.

    "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"

    In the end when he says this, I just think about how he's trying to tell the girl about what he'll think of while he's gone. He's probably gonna be thinking about her most of the time, but he; s also going to be remembering that magical moment they had when they kissed under the lampost back on sixth street. That is just really beautiful and sweet.
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