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Riff: Emeli Sandé – “Next to Me”

Jun 18, 2013

When the skies are grey and all the doors are closing/And the rising pressure makes it hard to breathe/Well all I need is a hand to stop the tears from falling

from Next To Me lyrics by Emeli Sandé

How refreshing to hear a songstress of this caliber use her penmanship to write about the righteousness of her fella. Too often guys are the victims of warrantless man bashing as if it were somehow a fashionable thing to do. Best part is the ambiguity. It can be just about anyone; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

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

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