Guitar and piano open the song, with Ed's smooth voice coming in to start you swooning. The duet gives way to a driving, steady drum beat. As the song continues on, Ed talks about how he'll never let you go. A chorus builds the intensity of the song, all breaking for Ed and his guitar singing "wait for me to come home."
Did you know?
- Photograph peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number on on the Billboard US Adult Top 40.
- Photograph is about the difficulties of long distance relationships, namely chronicling his time spent dating Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt.
- Sheeran wrote the song alongside Snow Patrol guitarist/keyboardist Johnny McDavid while on tour together.
- The song has achieved gold status in the United States, having sold over 500,000 copies.
- The song was remixed by Felix Jaehn, who notably remixed OMI's "Cheerleader."