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Riff: The Postal Service – “A Tattered Line of String”

Feb 14, 2013

You’ve got a tattered line of string/And you tie it ’round everything/That you want to call your own/But it never seems to hold

from A Tattered Line of String lyrics by The Postal Service

A train is missed. A cryptic kiss is had. Lewis and Gibbard tie hearts achingly together with a tattered string, that couldn’t possibly be bound with anything other than Tamborello‘s palpitating New Order sheen. If 10 years is the snail mail crew’s progressive tension tipping point, so be it.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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