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Riff: The xx – “Sunset”

Aug 3, 2012

I felt like you really knew me/Now it feels like you see through me

from Sunset lyrics by The xx

By employing their iconic call-and-response, The xx are able to mediate on the mutual pain shared between these two former sweethearts who are now on their way to becoming strangers. As Madley-Croft’s guitar riff terminates upon uttering this final line, so too does the acquaintanceship in question.

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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