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Riff: The Civil Wars – “Eavesdrop”

Aug 6, 2013

I can’t pull you closer than this/It’s just you and the moon on my skin

from Eavesdrop lyrics by The Civil Wars

A forbidden love may be practiced away from onlookers, but won’t stop the “wind and stars” from “eavesdropping.” Decently likable at first, but the coda’s goosebumpy “just hold me” build brings it to a whole different level, stopping just before any predictable bashing can commence.

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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