Riff: Franz Ferdinand – “The Universe Expanded”

Aug 27, 2013

With every smile we lose a line/Watch the stars fall back into the sky

from The Universe Expanded lyrics by Franz Ferdinand

Giving Christopher Nolan a run for his money, Kapranos narrates a Memento-meets-Inception tale of a reverse-travelling parallel universe-straddling relationship where love letters are sent back, poses are held after the photo’s been taken and laughs arrive before the punchline; [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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