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Riff: The xx – “Chained”

Aug 7, 2012

It’s not a secret you should keep/I won’t let you slip away

from Chained lyrics by The xx

An almost desperate percussion palpitates behind Sim and Madley-Croft, as both fight to keep an old flame from dying out. But going on their overtly tristful tones, they know as well as we do, this love turned to ashes long ago.

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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