Ed Sheeran – Eyes Closed Lyrics
Eyes Closed” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on 24 March 2023 through Asylum and Atlantic Records as the lead single from his fifth studio album, −. The song was produced by Max Martin, Shellback, Fred Again, and Aaron Dessner, and the former three producers wrote it with Sheeran
I know it’s a bad ideaBut 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 Dealin’ with the cards life dealt I’m still holdin’ back these tears While my friends are somewhere else
I pictured this year a little bit different when it hit FebruaryI 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 ‘Cause I’m here alone
“Eyes Closed” is a heartfelt track that describes the emotions Ed faced when he lost an important person in his life. The song is dedicated to his close friend, Jamal, who sadly died from a sudden heart attack in February 2022.
Although it was dedicated to Jamal, Ed also dedicates the track to anyone that has lost a close friend or a loved one, asserting that the song now belongs to them. The lyrics reflect on the fact that no matter what he does, everything reminds him of the things they did together, and that dancing with his eyes closed allows him to reminisce and get through the pain.
On March 24th, 2023, the track was released as the lead single for Sheeran’s sixth studio album, – (Subtract)