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Riff: The xx – “Our Song”

Sep 4, 2012

Well I know all the words/To take you apart

from Our Song lyrics by The xx

That “club” reference Jamie xx fed the press with has to be a joke. Here the trio find the end of the Coexist road, pulsating so alone and torn, knowing the words to tear each other part. Characters or not, get lost in the swirl of this serenely wretched single flame-out, guitar flowing backwards.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. 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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