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Riff: The xx – “Reunion”

Jul 29, 2012

When it’s burning inside, do you give it up?/How long should I wait?

from Reunion lyrics by The xx

In a world of Richard Gere romantic comedies, simple confessions of the complexity of love are rare. There are no great evils here, only the stark realization between two lovers that their love doesn’t work. The austerity carries the song to profundity.

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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