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Riff: Alt-J – “Hunger of the Pine”

Jun 26, 2014

Realization grew on me/As quickly as it takes your hand/To warm the cool side of the pillow/I’m there for you, be there for me

from Hunger of the Pine lyrics by Alt-J

A love so primal it tugs at the very fabric of life. But what is passion without a little conflict, adversity or turmoil, it makes the sweet that much sweeter. Accompanying the pain is a collage of electronic salutes – touchstone melodies and pulsating breaks and a not so annoying Miley Cyrus sample.

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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