Ed Sheeran – Photograph Chords

“Photograph” is a staple track by Mr. Ed Sheeran, released on the man’s second album – 2014’s “×” (pronounced “multiply”). The song was written by the man himself, along with Johnny McDaid of the Snow Patrol.

For the most part, this mellow ballad features acoustic guitar, piano, and programmed drums in the instrumental forefront. The lyrics tell a story of a long-distance relationship inspired by Ed’s own experience of being away from his girlfriend while touring.

“Photograph” received universally positive reactions from the critics, who praised the lyrics and Sheeran’s use of imagery. The song was the fifth and final single from the album, entering the Top 5 on the main singles charts in five countries around the globe.

It peaked at No. 10 position in the US and it became the third single from the album to reach the Big 10. In the UK, it went up to No. 15 and has been certified platinum.

Lyrics and chords:

[Intro]

D Bm A G

[Verse 1]

D
Loving can hurt
Bm
Loving can hurt sometimes
A G
But it’s the only thing that I know
D
When it gets hard
Bm
You know it can get hard sometimes
A G
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

[Pre-Chorus]

Bm G
We keep this love in a photograph
D A
We make these memories for ourselves
Bm
Where our eyes are never closing
G
Our hearts were never broken
D A
And times forever frozen still

[Chorus]

D
So you can keep me inside the pocket of your
A
Ripped jeans holding me closer till our
Bm G
Eyes meet, you won’t ever be alone
D
Wait for me to come home

[Verse 2]

D
Loving can heal
Bm
Loving can mend your soul
A G
And it’s the only thing that I know
D
I swear it will get easier
Bm
remember that with every piece of ya
A G
It is the only thing we take with us when we die

[Pre-Chorus]

Bm G
We keep this love in a photograph
D A
We make these memories for ourselves
Bm
Where our eyes are never closing
G
Our hearts were never broken
D A
And times forever frozen still

[Chorus]

D
So you can keep me inside the pocket of your
A
Ripped jeans holding me closer till our
Bm G
Eyes meet, you won’t ever be alone

[Bridge]

D
And if you hurt me that’s ok baby, only
A
Words bleed inside these pages you just
Bm G
Hold me and I won’t ever let you go

[Interlude]

Bm
Wait for me to come home
G
Wait for me to come home
D
Wait for me to come home
A
Wait for me to come home

[Outro]

D
Oh you can fit me inside the necklace you got when you were
A
16 next to your heartbeat where I
Bm G
Should be, keep it deep within your soul
D
And if you hurt me that’s ok baby only
A
Words bleed inside these pages you just
Bm G
Hold me and I won’t ever let you go
D
When I’m away I will remember how you
A Bm
Kissed me under the lamp post back on sixth street
G
Hearing you whisper through the phone
D
Wait for me to come home