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Riff: The xx – “Angels”

Jul 29, 2012

Like dreaming of Angels/and leaving without them

from Angels lyrics by The xx

When Romy’s voice cracks on the first line of the last verse, the facade falls with it. There are no angels here, only the tragedy of a heartbroken lover convincing herself she really is in love. It’s just as hauntingly beautiful as the illusion of love was the first time.

Riff by Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman is a Chicago-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Born and raised in the Carolinas, he recently finished a graduate degree in the humanities at the University of Chicago.

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