I know this song has been posted before, but I want you to do something.

Make sure you’re somewhere quiet with no distractions. Plug in your headphones, turn this up, close your eyes, and imagine Ed sitting inside your room, either on a chair or on the bed or on the floor. Really imagine, with everything you have. Imagine him with a guitar under his arm, his fingers slowly plucking away in front of you. His eyes are squeezed shut as he pours everything he can into what he’s singing, till he’s slightly shaking and his hair is matted and stuck to his forehead. His lips are struggling to keep up with his words, crammed with so much emotion that his voice begins to break ever so softly. Just imagine him singing only to you. No one else in the world, only you.