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Riff: The Civil Wars – “Sacred Heart”

Aug 6, 2013

Quand je marche dans la rue/La rue vers le Sacré-Cœur/Je me souviens des promesses/Au nom de l’amour

from Sacred Heart lyrics by The Civil Wars

A French twist on the “I Will Wait” refrain, requiring the help of Google Translate (for those of us who are global-culturally illiterate, such as myself). Since it’s both a ballad and gives no insight into the group’s inner tension issues, it’s less interesting, but it ain’t bad.

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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