Ed Sheeran's new single, "Eyes Closed," is a poignant tribute to his late friend and music entrepreneur, Jamal Edwards. Edwards passed away suddenly in February 2022, and Sheeran has been open about how much his death has affected him.

The song begins with a simple guitar melody and Sheeran's vocals. He sings about how he can't stop thinking about his friend, even though he's gone. He says that he feels like he's "dancing with my eyes closed" because he's trying to escape the pain of his loss.

The chorus of the song is particularly moving:

I know it's a bad idea
But how can I help myself
Been inside for most this year
And I thought a few drinks they might help
It's been a while my dear
Dealing with the cards life dealt
I'm still holding back these tears
While my friends are somewhere else

Sheeran's vocals are full of emotion as he sings these lines, and it's clear that he's still struggling to cope with his friend's death.

The second verse of the song is about how Sheeran is trying to move on with his life, but he's constantly reminded of his friend. He says that he sees his friend's face everywhere he goes, and that he hears his voice in his head.

The pre-chorus of the song is another standout moment. In it, Sheeran sings about how his friend's death has left him feeling "lost and alone." This line is repeated several times, and it really emphasizes the depth of Sheeran's grief.

The bridge of the song is a beautiful and emotional climax. Sheeran sings about how he wishes he could turn back time and save his friend. He says that he would give anything to have him back.

The song ends with the chorus again, and Sheeran's vocals are even more emotional than they were at the beginning of the song. He's still begging for his friend to come back, and it's a heartbreaking plea.

"Eyes Closed" is a beautiful and moving tribute to a lost friend. Sheeran's vocals are full of emotion, and the lyrics are relatable to anyone who has ever experienced the pain of losing a loved one. The song is sure to resonate with fans for years to come.



Lyrics:

I know it’s a bad idea
But how can I help myself
Been inside for most this year
And I thought a few drinks they might help

It’s been a while my dear
Dealing with the cards life dealt
I’m still holding back these tears
While my friends are somewhere else

I pictured this year a little bit different when it hit February
I step in the bar, it hit me so hard
Oh how can it be this heavy?
Every song reminds me you’re gone
And I feel the lump form in my throat
‘Coz I’m here alone

Just dancing with my eyes closed
‘Coz everywhere I look I still see you
Time is moving so slow
And I don’t know what else that I can do
So I’ll keep dancing with my eyes closed
So I’ll keep dancing with my

Delusion is here again
And I think you’ll come home soon
A word brings me right back in
Then it’s only me that’s in this room
I guess I could just pretend
The colours are more than blue
But I lost more than my friend
I can’t help but missing you

I pictured this month a little bit different no one is ever ready
And when it unfolds you get in a hole
Oh how can it be this heavy?
Everything changes, nothing’s the same
Except the truth is now you’re gone
And life just goes on

So I’m dancing with my eyes closed
‘Coz everywhere I look I still see you
Time is moving so slow
And I don’t know what else that I can do
So I’ll keep dancing with my eyes closed
So I’ll keep dancing with my eyes closed
Oh I’ll keep dancing with my

They’re shutting the bar
They’re cleaning the floor
And everyone is already home
But I’m on my own

Still dancing with my eyes closed
‘Coz everywhere I look I still see you
Time is moving so slow
And I don’t know what else that I can do
So I’ll keep dancing with my eyes closed
Oh I’ll keep dancing with my eyes closed
Oh I’ll keep dancing with my

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