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Riff: The xx – “Swept Away”

Aug 3, 2012

You’re out of the sky, a shadow at morn/The moments we shared always end too soon

from Swept Away lyrics by The xx

Bittersweet is “Swept Away,” so open in affection, so admitting in defeat. But as Madley-Croft loses herself to her extensive, swirling guitar solo, one can’t help but sense she is also losing herself to a world where everything turned out okay.

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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