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Riff: Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

Jul 15, 2013

You could be my luck/Even if the sky is falling down

from Safe and Sound lyrics by Capital Cities

“Safe and Sound” is basically a half-finished remix of MGMT’s “Kids,” from the vocal inflection, to the beat, to the barely-tweaked chord progression. Perhaps the adventurous love-story shared in pursuit of “underground safety” is really dedicated to the original authors of this track.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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