The xx Insects

Those eyes

Those eyes

Those eyes

Those eyes were sharp like sharpest knife.

When I see you and I’m going away

You hold me captive with the things that you do

And say when I see you and I’m going away

You hold me captive with the things that you do

And say

Those eyes

Those eyes

Those eyes

Those eyes were sharp like sharpest knife.

When I see you and I’m going away

You hold me captive with the things that you do

And say when I see you and I’m going away

You hold me captive with the things that you do

And say

And I feel

And I feel

And I feel

Like an insect

(and I feel)

You make me feel (and I feel)

You make me feel (and I feel)

Like an insect

Lost in your web

Caught in your trap

Like an insect

The xx Replica

Same right

Same wrong

Only difference is that I’m the one

Second time around

Feels like the song’s already been sung

Mirroring situations

Accurate imitation

Do I watch and repeat?

And as if I tried to

I’ve turned out just like you

Do we watch and repeat?

They all say

I will become a replica

Your mistakes

Were only chemical

Twenty five and you’re just like me

Is it in our nature to be stuck on repeat?

Another encore to an after show

Do I chase the night or does the night chase me?

Mirroring situations

Accurate imitation

Do I watch and repeat?

And as if I tried to

I’ve turned out just like you

Do we watch and repeat?

They all say

I will become a replica

Your mistakes

Were only chemical

Do I chase the night or does the night chase me?

Do I chase the night or does the night chase me?

They all say

I will become a replica

Your mistakes

Were only chemical

The xx Lips

Just your love

Just your shadow

Just your voice

And my soul

Just your love

Just your shadow

Just your voice

And my soul

Just your lips

My name on your lips

Your air in my lungs

Drowned in oxygen

Now you’ve set the scene

High on intimacy

Drawing me above

Ooh ooh

I don’t wanna know the way down

Ooh ooh

I don’t wanna know the way down

(Just your love)

I just want it all

(Just your shadow

Just your voice)

I just want it all

(And my soul)

In my head

In my veins

In the way you give and take

In the weight that you weigh

On my body

On my brain

Chemistry is rare

In a two, three time affair

There’s no guarantees

Working through the seasons

Pressed up against the ceiling

Pushing down on me

Ooh ooh

I don’t wanna know the way down

Ooh ooh

I don’t wanna know the way down

(Just your love)

I just want it all

(Just your shadow

Just your voice)

I just want it all

(And my soul)

In my head

In my veins

In the way you give and take

In the weight that you weigh

On my body

On my brain

(Just your neck

Just your eyes

Just your desire

Just your love and my soul

Just your love

Just your shadow

Just your voice

And my soul

Just your love

Just your shadow

Just your voice

And my soul)

Ooh ooh

I don’t wanna know the way down

The xx 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

The xx Reconsider

Remember me, I’m the one that’s back from over

Time’s gone by and I’m still so far from over

You reappeared like you had never been gone

I lose composure

You’re touching me like you have no desire for closure

Reconsider

Did you lie awake like I did

I stayed up ’til the stars didn’t recognize me

So long

I waited so long

Now you don’t see the skies that I do

My sun becomes your moon

For a familiar love

I am familiar love

The xx Hot Like Fire

You’re hotter than a summer’s day in California

You got me melting like a sundae, I want you

I know you’ve been waiting, you’ve been waiting a long time for me.

If you wait a little while longer this is how we’ll be.

(Oh, it’s gonna be)

Hot like fire.

Take you higher.

You can’t resist,

Kiss, kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss…

You shouldn’t have said ‘take our time’

I’ll let you know when I’m ready if that’s alright

I won’t keep you, I won’t keep you, I won’t keep you holding on

If you wait on me I promise you it won’t be long.

(I’m gonna take you)

Hot like fire.

Take you higher.

You can’t resist,

Kiss, kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss…

The xx 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

The xx Performance

If I scream at the top of my lungs

Will you hear what I don’t say?

If I dance like I’m on a stage

Will you see I seem out of place?

If I put on a disguise

Will you think everything’s alright?

If I leave before the end

Will you forget that I was there?

When you saw me leaving

Did you think I had a place to go?

Since you stopped believing

I’ve had to put on my own show

I’ll put on a performance

I’ll put on a show

It is a performance

I do it all so

You won’t see me hurting

When my heart it breaks

I’ll put on a performance

I’ll put on a brave face

Even when I was hiding

You could always find me

Now you’ve stopped looking for me

But I’m still playing hide and seek

I want you to notice

But you just don’t see

The show is wasted on you

So I perform for me

When you saw me leaving

Did you think I had a place to go?

Since you stopped believing

I’ve had to put on my own show

I’ll put on a performance

I’ll put on a show

It is a performance

I do it all so

You won’t see me hurting

When my heart it breaks

I’ll put on a performance

I’ll put on a brave face

The xx A Violent Noise

If I’m beating every hand away

No one stays

I’ve got so cautious

And now I trip on every move I make

Let one play

To be that careless

With every kiss from a friend

With everything I pretend not to feel

Am I too high? Am I too proud?

Is the music too loud… for me to hear?

Now I go out

But every beat is a violent noise

Dries my eye

With every beat comes a violent noise

The melody sung

And I don’t know the voice

Now I go out

But every beat is a violent noise

You’ve been staying out late

Trying your best to escape

I hope you find what you’re looking for

Let a moment take place

Without running away

I hope you silence the noise

How could eyes this wide

Lose sight of a world outside?

I’ve looked away, cowardice

With every kiss from a friend

With everything I pretend not to feel

Am I too high? Am I too proud?

Is the music too loud… for me to hear?

Now I go out

But every beat is a violent noise

Dries my eye

With every beat comes a violent noise

The melody sung

And I don’t know the voice

Now I go out

But every beat is a violent noise

The xx Naive

That’s the wrong thing

That’s the wrong thing to

That’s the wrong thing to do

That’s the wrong thing

That’s the wrong thing to

That’s the wrong thing to do

I turned a blind eye

Let the borders get wavy

Nothing touches me lately

Shouldn’t I be having fun?

(That’s the wrong thing)

(That’s the wrong thing to do)

It’s hard to define

When my memory’s hazy

Everyone’s trying to save me

Can’t they see I’m having fun?

(That’s the wrong thing)

(That’s the wrong thing to do)

Something’s wrong, but I choose to be naive

(Can’t tell no one what it means to me)

Something’s wrong, but I choose to be naive

(And the longer that I leave it, I can feel it taking over me)

Shy away and hide out

When it’s calling me out

When it’s weighing me down

I’ll play it down

When all the trouble I’ve found

Comes back around

If it’s catching me now

(That’s the wrong thing)

I’ll play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

(That’s the wrong thing to do)

Something’s wrong, but I choose to be naive

(Can’t tell no one what it means to me)

Something’s wrong, but I choose to be naive

(And the longer that I leave it, I can feel it taking over me)

Either way, I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

Either way, I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

Either way, I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

Either way, I play it down

Either way, I play it down

Either way, I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)

I play it down

(That’s the wrong thing)