Riff: The xx – “Reunion”

Aug 3, 2012

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

from Reunion lyrics by The xx

Sim and Madley-Croft transform into two helpless inseparables in this heartbreaking exchange. But while this song may suggest one of many clandestine reconciliations, this time, the pair finally dare to pose the question: when do we “give it up?”

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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