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Riff: Alicia Keys – “One Thing”

Nov 26, 2012

I thought you’d pick me up from work/I waited for your truck for half hour

from One Thing lyrics by Alicia Keys

Frank Ocean’s sole contribution, this gorgeously understated tale of heartbreak, which sees Keys become increasingly despondent over the unexpected breakdown of a relationship, only makes you wish that the melancholic talents of R&B’s great big hope had been utilised more often.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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