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Riff: The xx – “Swept Away”

Aug 5, 2012

Take me to that place/Your words control my moves

from Swept Away lyrics by The xx

Beat-fingers Jamie Smith mission-controls this eery club cool down, cymbal-snap-studded and guitar-strangled like a deep ocean whale swan song, while Madley-Croft and Sim exchange tortured sweet nothings, vulnerable, cold-sweating out-of-the-bedroom – “I’m so far away yet you feel so near.”

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. 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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