Ed Sheeran breaks down in tears performing new song about baby daughter Lyra at friend Michael Gudinski's funeral

ED Sheeran broke down in tears as he performed an emotional new song about his daughter Lyra.

The Shape Of You singer was performing in Australia for the memorial of music exec pal Michael Gudinksi.

He stopped midway through the new single he had penned during quarantine and told the audience at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, “Sorry” before returning to the song.

Ed, 30, warned the audience before: “I never get this nervous, I’m really f***ing nervous. So apologies if I mess up the lyrics or anything.”

He told how he had a guitar during his mandatory quarantine in Australia, having travelled there for the concert from the UK, and penned the new hit.

Ed said: “So I’m extremely, extremely grateful to be here.

“I know it’s a difficult thing to get into this country and I don’t take it for granted for all the hard work getting me here and I really, really just appreciated the opportunity to get here.

“In lockdown I was able to have a guitar for quarantine I always find the best way to process stuff is to write songs, be it good news, bad news and here’s a song I finished last week.”

The lyrics of the song are believed to be about him talking about his late grandfather and asking for advice on how to raise his daughter Lyra who was born last year.

Ed has recorded songs about his granddad including Afire Love.

In the new song he sings: “I wish that heaven had visiting hours.

“So I could just show and bring the news that she’s getting older.

“And I wish that you’d met her.

“I wish that you’d met her.

“The things that she’d learn from me I got them all from you.”

He goes on to reveal his worries over raising her with wife Cherry.

Ed sings: “I wish that heaven had visiting hours.

“So I could just swing by and ask your advice.

“What would you do in my situation?

“I haven’t a clue how I’d raise them.

“What would you do cause you always do what’s right.

“We just took a while until our worries disappeared.

“I’d tell you that I’m scared of turning out a failure.

“You’d say remember that the answers in the love that we create.”

Ed’s lyrics for new song

I wish that heaven had visiting hours

So I could just show and bring the news that she’s getting older

And I wish that you’d met her

The things that she’d learn from me I got them all from you

We just took a while and will for all the world to wait

Little ones will grow and I’ll still drink your favourite wine

As soon as they’re going to close but I’ll see you another day

so much has changed since you went away

I wish that heaven had visiting hours

So I could just swing by and ask your advice

What would you do in my situation?

I haven’t a clue how I’d even raise them

What would you do? Cause you always do what’s right

We just took a while until our worries disappeared

I’d tell you that I’m scared of turning out a failure

You’d say, ‘Remember that the answers in the love that we create’

So much has changed since you went away

I wish that heaven had visiting hours

And I would ask them if I could take you home

But I know what they’d say

That it’s for the best

I would live life the way you told me and make it on my own

I will close the door but I will open up my heart

Everyone I love will know exactly who you are

Cause this is not goodbye, it is til we meet again

So much has changed since you went away

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