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The xx - Coexist Album Lyrics



The xx - Coexist Lyrics






Angels

Light reflects from your shadow
It is more than I thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love

And everyday
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels

And leaving without them

And leaving without them

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think I'm ready
As long as you're with me

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love
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Writer: James Thomas Smith, Oliver Sim, Romy Anna Madley Croft
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Chained

I watched you breathe in
And I wished you'd stop
Only for long enough
Long enough

It's hard to say

Separate or combine
I ask you one last time
Did I hold you too tight?
Did I not let enough light in?

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

If a feeling appears
If your mind should sway
It's not a secret you should keep
I won't let you slip away

We used to be closer than this
We used to be closer than this
We used to get closer than this
Is it something you missed?

We used to be closer than this
We used to be closer than this
We used to get closer than this
Is it something you missed?

Winged or chained
I ask you would you have stayed
Did I hold you too tight?
Did I not let enough light in?

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Fiction

Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
I wake up alone, with only daylight between us
Last night the world was beneath us, tonight comes, dear love
Were we torn apart by the break of day?
You're more than I can believe, would ever come my way

Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
Come real love, why do I refuse you?
Cause if my fear's right, I risk to lose you
And if I just might wake up alone
Bring on the night

Fiction, when we're not together
Mistaken for a vision, something of my own creation
Any certainties, how am I to tell?
I know your face all too well, still I wake up alone

Fiction, when we're not together
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Try

We bide our time
Though the time is fine
Oh to be there, I could be there
Say you'll be there

You know the way, I
Can't resist you, I
Said to myself I'll try

Why do we waste time
Hiding it inside?
I want you to be mine

Now it's dead and gone
You say what you would've done
You would've been there,
I wish you'd been there,
I needed you there

And if we try once more
Would you give me it all?
I won't believe it,
'Til I can feel it
Can you feel it?

You know the way, I
Can't resist you, I
Said to myself I'll try
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Reunion

We visit a life we both left behind
Ignore the heart
Move to the ever-moving
Or, blazin', we go over
And over and over and over again

If I wait too long,
I'll lose you from my sight
Maybe tonight
I could stop dreaming
And start believing in forever
And ever and ever and ever again

Reunion, reunion
Reunion, reunion
Never not ever, never not ever again

And it's burning inside 'til you give it up
How long should I wait?
There's no need to hide, from this
Only you in here

There's an end to us with someone else inside
You shine your light
There goes that feeling, won't let me see them
Never not ever, never not ever again

Did I see you, see me, in a new light?
Did I see you, see me, in a new light?
Did I see you, see me, in a new light?
Never not ever again
Did I (Never not ever) see you (Never again)
See me (Never not ever) in a new light? (Never not ever again)
Did I see you, see me?
Never not ever, never not ever again
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Sunset

I saw you again, it felt like we had never met
It's like the sun set in your eyes and never wanted to rise
And what have you done with the one I love?
When I look into your eyes, I see no surprise

I always thought it was sad
The way we act like strangers
After all that we had
We act like we had never met

We make believe, I've never seen your face, you neither mine
And catch my eye, don't register a smile
You were more than just a friend, oh but the feeling
It never came to an end, I can't bear to see you

I always thought it was a shame
That we have to play these games
It felt like you really knew me
Now it feels like you see through me

When I see you again
I'll know not to expect
Stay one step away
We will have to wait

When I see you again
And I'm greeted as a friend
It is understood
That we did all we could

I always thought it was sad
The way we act like strangers
After all that we had
We act like we had never met

I always thought it was a shame
That we have to play these games
It felt like you really knew me
Now it feels like you see through me
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




Missing

My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time and I feel the same
My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time

Will you miss me? (I, I, I, oh)
When there's nothing to see? (I, I, I, oh)
Tell me, how did this come to be? (I, I, I, oh)
And now there's no hope for you and me

My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time and I feel the same
My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time

Do you still believe? (I, I, I, oh)
In you and me? (I, I, I, oh)
Are we all we could be? (I, I, I, oh)
Is it meant to be?

My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time and I feel the same
My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time

My heart is beating in a different way
Been gone such a long time
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Tides

You leave with the tide
And I can't stop you leaving
I can see it in your eyes
Some things have lost their meaning

Devote to me
Alone with me
Say with me
"Why would you ever want to leave?"

You leave with the tide
And I can't stop you leaving
I can see it in your eyes
Some things have lost their meaning

Fade out of view
I wouldn't do that to you
I wouldn't just leave us alone
When we can be close, close, close

Hold me close when you could leave us alone
Why would you just leave us alone
When we have been close, close

You leave with the tide
And I can't stop you leaving
I can see it in your eyes
Some things have lost their meaning
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Writer: Romy Anna Madley Croft, James Thomas Smith, Oliver David Sim
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Unfold

Am I blind?
You move your hand away from mine
I'll take it as a sign
That you're any less than mine
Oh, it doesn't move me to be cold
It doesn't lessen my hope
You know our time and all

Oh, let it unfold
I won't leave it untold
The feeling goes on and on and on

In my head
You tell me things you've never said
And I choose to forget
And take the good and leave the rest
Oh, the illusion's getting old
And you don't answer when I call
I would have given you it all

Oh, out of sight, out of mind
It doesn't mean you're not mine
The feeling goes on and on and on
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Swept Away

I get swept away
When I think of you
Take me to that place
Where it's control I lose

I'm soothed by you, you take it all away
I lose to you, surrendered at the start of the game

I'll never deceive
I'm right here, I always been

Hide away, I'll hide away with you
I'll let the world just slip away
And I'm left with you

Your little masquerade, I'm sure of the mood
The moments we share
Always end too soon

Part of you stays a while
Even when you're far away
How so far away, yet you feel so near
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Writer: ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT, OLIVER SIM, JAMES THOMAS SMITH
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Our Song

All I have, I will give to you
And at times when no one wants to
I will give you me
And we'll be
Us

All I have, I will give to you
And at times when no one wants to
I will give you me
And we'll be
Us
And there's no one else

That knows me
Like you do
What I've done
You've done too
The walls I
Hide behind
You walk through
You just walk through

Well I know all the words
Didn't take you apart
You know I know you're hurt
I want to mend your heart
If you're broke down
Why don't you tell me from the start
You know I know you're hurt
I want to mend your heart
And there's no one else

That knows me
Like you do
What I've done
You've done too
The walls I
Hide behind
You walk through
You just walk through
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Writer: JAMES THOMAS SMITH, OLIVER SIM, ROMY ANNA MADLEY CROFT
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave




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Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop band the xx. It was released 5 September 2012 by the Young Turks record label.

After a break from touring for their 2009 self-titled first album, the xx's band members began to write songs individually before they recorded Coexist from November 2011 to May 2012. For the album, the group drew on personal experiences for their songwriting, while their music was influenced by the electronic dance scene that occurred when they had been away on tour. It was produced by the band's Jamie Smith, who had pursued electronic dance on other projects and developed as a DJ prior to the album.

Coexist features a minimalist musical style with spatial arrangements, loose song structure, minimal variation in dynamics, and experimentation with tension. Its songs are characterised by sparse elements such as simple chord progression, keyboard ostinatos, and fading motifs, while Smith's production incorporates both programmed beats and live percussion instruments. The lyrics, written by guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim, feature inner monologue and simple metaphors to explore a failing relationship and the emotional dynamics of a romance.

The album debuted at number one on the United Kingdom's Official Albums Chart while selling 58,266 copies. It also charted in the top 10 in several other countries and was eventually certified platinum by the Independent Music Companies Association, having sold at least 400,000 copies in Europe. To promote the album, four songs were released as singles, including "Angels" and "Chained", while the xx toured during June to December 2012 throughout Europe and North America. Critically, Coexist was also a success, with several music publications ranking it as one of the year's top-ten albums.
Genre(s): Indie pop, Chill
Producer(s): Jamie Smith
Length: 37:11
Released: September 5th, 2012
Year: 2012

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