Song of the Month

**SONG OF THE MONTH**

This is a song that I’ve only just been obsessing about over the last couple of weeks even though I heard about the band a year ago and got their album in August.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get into The xx. It may be because their album came out in the middle of summer and it wasn’t really a summer album.  Their songs are brooding, dark and intense.  All of the that doesn’t really make the perfect summer anthem but it does make a great song.

I first listened to this song after numerous critics and friends of mine kept going on about them.  I hate being in the dark on things so I dusted my copy of XX and gave it a whirl.  The track that stood out for me was Shelter.

It was so simple but so effective in it’s efforts to bring out the emotion of a broken relationship.Just look at the lyrics, you couldn’t put it better.


Lyrics:
I find shelter, in this way
Under cover, hide away
Can you hear, when I say?
I have never felt this way

Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on
Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on

Could I be, was I there?
It felt so crystal in the air
I still want to drown, whenever you leave
Please teach me gently, how to breathe

And I’ll cross oceans, like never before
So you can feel the way I feel it too
And I’ll mirror images back at you
So you can see the way I feel it too

Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on
Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on

Maybe I had said, something that was wrong
Can I make it better, with the lights turned on

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