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Riff: Mumford & Sons – “Holland Road”

Oct 3, 2012

“And I knew your pain and the effect of my shame/But you cut me down, you cut me down”

from Holland Road lyrics by Mumford & Sons

Cut and dried sylvan folk strums lift this ode to a grouchy ladyfriend to its brassy apogee, complete with totally-not-rousing “ah ah ahs” and then some. In other words, the standard Mumford & Sons song structure, regurgitated for our consumption all over again. Aren’t we lucky?

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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