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Riff: The xx – “Missing”

Sep 4, 2012

My heart is beating in a different way/Been gone such a long time and I feel the same

from Missing lyrics by The xx

Opening up their bedroom pop door to a pause not more than a few seconds, of course it’s an eternity with this songwriting trio, haunting about the throbbing artery drum fill of a relationship struggling to exist, Madley Croft an echoing vision, Sim a strung-out lead. Slip headphones on. Enjoy.

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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