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  • Writer's pictureJules Arata

Leave Your Life by Ed Sheeran



If I forget to say goodbye Before I catch the plane Would you know the way that I Feel when I'm away? We'll see the same sky tonight But the stars are out of place You'll never know the weight of my heart Every time I leave you, babe


It's hard to break the landing But I'll see you again


I'm never gonna leave your life Even at the times I'm miles away You are always on my mind Forever and now, I will be by your side I know it can change from day to day But this love will keep alive I'm never gonna leave your life I-I-I, I'm never gonna leave your life


Oh, I could never tell your lie Or put in words your finest traits The darkest green and hazel eyes And yet I can't describe the shade You are all this heart of mine And there you will remain You'll never know the weight of my decisions When I leave your smiling face


It's hard to understand it But I'll see you again


Oh, I I'm never gonna leave your life Even at the times I'm miles away You are always on my mind Forever and now, I will be by your side I know it can change from day to day But this love will keep alive I'm never gonna leave your life I-I-I, I'm never gonna leave your life


It's hard to break the landing But I'll see you again


I'm never gonna leave your life Even at the times I'm miles away You are always on my mind Forever and now, I will be by your side I know it can change from day to day But this love will keep alive I'm never gonna leave your life I-I-I, I'm never gonna leave your life


If I forget to say goodbye Before I catch the plane Would you know the way that I Feel when I'm away?


i have always been someone who appreciates lyrical talent, just ask me how i feel about Ben Rector. but this new album has caused me to think. lately, i have been finding myself relating more to the songs i hear, or maybe its just that i have more time to truly listen to what is being said.


this song hit me hard.


the sentiment of the song i believe is not just about a romantic relationship, but applies to familial and platonic situations as well. the message of this song is something i want to tell my friends, and sometimes i want to yell it at the top of my lungs so they can understand what my heart is feeling.


especially with the job i have, i think it is hard to truly understand my schedule and what exactly i do. but the chorus of this song reflects my heart. when i leave on my trips, all that is on my mind is whether the people i care about are okay, that they are being safe, and that they are happy.


i have a tendency to "over-care" by some people's standards, caring more about other people than they do about me. and yes, it is good to set emotional standards and boundaries and let friendships go. but. i am not the kind of friend who gives up on someone just because they go silent. i want my people to know that i am always here, to answer a call, text, to walk alongside them through whatever valley or mountaintop they are on. i wouldn't want anyone to give up on me, so why would i give up on someone else?


long-distance relationships of any kind are hard, but for me distance is no obstacle when you have the mutual desire to stay together. i try my best to schedule things, lunches, hang outs, walks, etc. but i understand the dilemma of a mismatched schedule. this is an area where i am learning about grace. giving grace to others when they are busy, having understanding when plans get changed, but the key here is what gets lost sometimes. communication. with technology these days, it is so simple to stay connected with your circle, yet feel so disconnected from them.


so this is the song of my heart:


I'm never gonna leave your life Even at the times I'm miles away You are always on my mind Forever and now, I will be by your side I know it can change from day to day But this love will keep alive I'm never gonna leave your life


for my friends:


every time i get on a plane for work, it does feel like i am leaving a part of me behind, no matter how long it has been since we have seen or talked to each other. when i am sitting alone in my hotel room at the end of a long day, you come to mind as someone i want to call and hear all about your day. no matter how far we are, there is never a time when i do not want to hear from you, no matter how big, small, or insignificant to you, it is all important to me. just know that i'm never gonna leave your life.

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