Riff: Mumford & Sons – “Ghosts That We Knew”

Oct 2, 2012

Broken glass, saw the blood run from my veins/But you saw no fault, no cracks in my heart

from Ghosts That We Knew lyrics by Mumford & Sons

Nothing stirs hope in the soul more so than finding someone who you know will love you, even when you are at your lowest. And by stripping away their stereotypical, upbeat stomps for one moment, the Sons are able to expose and encapsulate that sense of hope exquisitely in this bittersweet ballad.

Riff by Jess Grant

Jess Grant is a UK-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Her articles were initially published by local newspapers and zines; she now writes reviews and features for a wide range of international, award winning art publications.

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