Ed Sheeran Interview & Performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon June 1, 2015 [YouTube & NBC Official Videos]

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Like us, Jimmy Fallon really loves to see celebrities pushed out of their comfort zones. When Ed Sheeran visited The Tonight Show, he had him cover heavy metal and rap songs, and the result is hysterical. Check it out below, along with an interview, and performance of “Photograph”:

Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal & Hardcore Rap on The Tonight Show – June 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran Interview with Jimmy Fallon – June 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran “Photograph” on The Tonight Show – June 1, 2015
LYRICS

Ed Sheeran “Photograph” Lyrics

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

We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
Times forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket
Of your ripped jeans
Holdin’ me closer
‘Til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone
Wait for me to come home

Loving can heal
Loving can mend your soul
And it’s the only thing that I know (know)
I swear it will get easier
Remember that with every piece of ya
And it’s the only thing we take with us when we die

We keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Our hearts were never broken
Times forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket
Of your ripped jeans
Holdin’ me closer
‘Til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone

And if you hurt me
That’s OK, baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go

Wait for me to come home [4x]

Oh you can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were 16
Next to your heartbeat
Where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul

And if you hurt me
Well, that’s OK, baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go

When I’m away
I will remember how you kissed me
Under the lamppost
Back on 6th street
Hearing you whisper through the phone,
“Wait for me to come home.”

Ed Sheeran’s appearance on the show kicks off with a comedy bit where the 24-year-old sings brief renditions of heavy metal and rap songs. The playlist includes a funky acoustic version of Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills,” followed by Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid,” hilarious obscenities and all.

In the interview, Sheeran is all smiles and good stories. He talks about everything from touring, selling out the Wembley Stadium in London three times, and eating pizza in a Brooklyn dive bar with Jay Z and Beyonce. “We turned up and there was a folk jam going on and we… jammed some folk,” Sheeran says with a laugh.

For the live performance, Sheeran dims the stage and puts on a more serious face with “Photograph.” As to be expected, his voice hypnotizes the entire audience and we even get to see his use of the loop pedal that gives him his signature, warm, full sound.

You can find Sheeran’s latest album x (pronounced “multiply”) on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3) or iTunes. You can also stream the full album and read our review here on Zumic.

For more info on Ed Sheeran, check out his Zumic artist page.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube Channel