Riff: The xx – “Sunset”

Aug 2, 2012

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

from Sunset lyrics by The xx

Medleying out of the “moonlight” that haunts fifth track “Reunion,” a heart-thump drum pitter continues the conversation – or mirrors a prequel – that’s not nearly as eloquent as before, but par for the breakup course. The xx linger it all harrowing and spacesuit cold, per usual. Sunrise, sunset.

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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