Sunday, September 3, 2017

Songs about Alzheimer’s | Ed Sheeran

I was driving the other day past the church where my dad walked my sister down to aisle when Ed Sheeran’s “Afire Love” came on. She was only 23, wanting to have our father walk down the aisle before he really started losing his memory and cognitive abilities. He had early onset Alzheimer’s and was only 60 at the time.

I’ve heard the song plenty of times before on the radio, but never really listened to the lyrics. A wave of familiarity washed over me when my ears focused on the opening lyrics:

It took me second to realize this was indeed another one of the singer’s tunes about love, but he was singing about the love of that for his grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer’s for two decades.

Noticing this, I paid attention to the lyrics more. If you love or care for someone with Alzheimer’s, I trust you’ll find comfort in this song’s lyrical narrative of the disease.

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Songs about Alzheimer’s | Ed Sheeran

1 comment:

Charlie Lyons said...

Wonderful. Music speaks to all issues.