Riff: The xx – “Reunion”

Aug 2, 2012

Here goes that feeling/Don’t let me see her

from Reunion lyrics by The xx

Boy-girl lovers’ lament never-quitting, Romy Madley-Croft sirens a “reunion” chorus, Oliver Sim “listening to words that someone else has said,” both catching “moonlight” glimpses of one another, while a stripped-bare island club beat vies for meat and a strangled guitar note wails for air. Sigh.

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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