Riff: The xx – “Reunion”

Aug 3, 2012

If I want to move on, I need to face it/I need tonight

from Reunion lyrics by The xx

Thoughts, words and memories are forgotten, recollected and retold in this back-and-forth push-and-pull of a song. The xx’s two characters reunite to make a story of what happened in a lifetime drawn together in four insatiable minutes of cantored dialogue. It’s a reunion of painful happenstance.

Riff by Jason Radford

Jason is a Chicago-based art student and staff writer at SongLyrics. Originally from the Twin Cities, his published writing started with a St. Paul Pioneer Press story contest in the fifth grade and the rest was history.

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