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Riff: The xx – “Fiction”

Aug 2, 2012

Fiction/When we’re not together

from Fiction lyrics by The xx

What’s the truth anyhow, in life or the sedated bedroom pop these new-gen masters wrap tight around the space between together and torn apart? Slapped with a bass-rattling key line that hangs out like a shadow,  the “vision” that is “mistaken” in this methodical hymn is better than fiction.

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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