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Riff: 24-Carat Black – “Gone Are the Promises of Yesterday”

Jun 19, 2014

I promised myself/I’d be careful with my heart/And no matter what the cost/I never let love stop

from Gone Are the Promises of Yesterday lyrics by 24-Carat Black

From the soul type funk that embraces the Ouroboros that is forbidden love. Yet behind all the posturing – the groovy percussion, the sneaky brass that tip-toes around the fat bass line as well as the grief-stricken vocals – is a bit of social commentary that extends to almost every facet of life.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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