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Riff: Franz Ferdinand – “Love Illumination”

Aug 27, 2013

When you’re happy from a dream/Is it hard to work out what is real/Is the real over there

from Love Illumination lyrics by Franz Ferdinand

Featuring a Jack White-esque scuzzy guitar hook and a carnival-friendly burst of giddy organs and horn blasts, Kapranos tries to encourage someone who desperately wants to be loved to settle for his charms with the claim he has a heart that’s as brightly lit as Blackpool Tower; [LISTEN].

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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