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Riff: The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

Jan 17, 2013

(Ho) I don’t think you’re right for him (Hey)/Look at what might have been

from Ho Hey lyrics by The Lumineers

The borderline anthemic “ho, heys” that punctuate The Lumineers’ breakthrough hit may elicit a rustic shindig, but the lyrics are an altogether different matter. A sense of infinite regret pervades as Schultz rather maliciously serenades to a long lost lover, “Look at what might have been.” Ouch.

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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