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Riff: The xx – “Sunset”

Aug 3, 2012

You were more than just a friend/Oh, but if I knew you

from Sunset lyrics by The xx

The difficulty of that questionable love at first sight combined with the flirtatiously pitiful nostalgia in having grown much closer to a once-stranger is a tangible piece of non-fiction in this song. Rounding sounds of harsh hollow is quite ironically juxtaposed with the hallowed story they tell.

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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