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Riff: Benjamin Gibbard – “Lily”

Oct 9, 2012

Lily is a big brass band/Who fills the air with song

from Lily lyrics by Benjamin Gibbard

Kissed acoustically with traces of Death Cab‘s “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” Former Lives‘ a cappella-curtaining aside, this tambourine shake of a love ditty is Gibbard’s shortest solo sentiment, a sweet ode to a character named “Lily,” who takes on a handful of cheeky, rose-colored metaphors.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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