Riff: Phillip Phillips – “Gone Gone Gone”

Jul 15, 2013

When you fall, like a statue/I’m gon’ be there to catch you/…And if your heart is empty/Not a thing will prevent me

from Gone Gone Gone lyrics by Phillip Phillips

Phillips, aka Seacrest & Sons, bites off a little more of his progenitors than he can chew, copping Mumford’s lyrical cadence, rhyme scheme, lovelorn theme, references to stones, musical style and bass-drum pulse. “Gone…” separates itself solely with bland pop dilution.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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