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Riff: Tegan and Sara – “Love They Say”

Jan 29, 2013

You don’t need to wonder if love will make us stronger/There’s nothing love can’t do

from Love They Say lyrics by Tegan and Sara

Originally penned for a soundtrack, presumably a soapy US teen drama, this dreamy acoustic mid-tempo deliberately collates every love song cliche going (love is blind, love heals etc.). But the duo deliver them with such conviction that their intended parody turns out to be genuinely heart-warming.

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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