The XX Basic Space

Neck, chest, waist to floor

Easy to take, you could take me in fours

Make me a deal, a day a piece

Take it all, just stay a week

I’ll take you in pieces

We can take it all apart

I’ve suffered shipwrecks right from the start

I’ve been underwater, breathing out and in

I think I’m losing where you end and I begin

Basic space, open air

Don’t look away, when there’s nothing there

I’m setting us in stone

Piece by piece, before I’m alone

Air tight, before we break

Keep it in, keep us safe

It’s a pool of boiling wax

I’m getting in

Let it set

Got to seal this in

Can’t adjust, Can’t relearn

Got to keep what I have, preserve

Basic space, open air

Don’t look away, when there’s nothing there

Hot wax has left me with a shine

Wouldn’t know if I’d been left behind

Second skin, second skin

I can’t let it out, I still let you in

I can’t let it out, I still let you in

The xx 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’m 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

The xx 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

The xx 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

The XX Say Something Loving

Before it slips away

Say something loving

I just don’t remember the thrill of affection

I just don’t remember

Say something loving

I need a reminder, the feeling’s escaped me

I went looking for it

Could have been anyone’s kiss

Throwing my arms at no one

When I gave up, I found love

The thought flows through my mind

And it’s growing all the time

I do myself a disservice

To feel this weak, to be this nervous

You say something loving

It’s so overwhelming, the thrill of affection

Feels so unfamiliar

You say something loving

Without hesitation it hits me, hits me

It feels so unfamiliar

Before it slips away

Your touch stays on my skin

I feel it start sinking in

Here come my insecurities

I almost expect you to leave

Were you really looking for me?

Try your best to reassure me

I wasn’t patient to meet you

Am I too needy, am I too eager?

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

I don’t know what this is, but it doesn’t feel wrong

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

I don’t know what this is, but it doesn’t feel wrong

Did you hear me say it?

Say it

Did you hear me say?

I say something loving

I can’t hold it inside, the thrill of affection

Is only getting stronger

I say something loving

All my hesitations are fading, fading

I feel it taking over

Before it slips away

Don’t let it slip away

Before it slips away

Don’t let it slip away

The xx Together

I know to be there

When and where, I’ll be there

You know what’s to be said

We said out loud, we never said

My premonition of the world comes to me

A sun in your hands from the middle life

Says I’m alright

You said you don’t have to speak

I can hear you

I can feel all the things you’ve ever felt before

I said it’s been a long time

Since someone looked at me that way

It’s like you knew me

And all the things I couldn’t say

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

Together, to be

Together and be

The XX 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

The xx Brave For You

In all I know

And all I’ve done

I take you along

Though you’re not here

I can feel you there

I take you along

And when I’m scared

I imagine you there

Telling me to be brave

So I will be brave for you

Stand on a stage for you

Do the things that I’m afraid to do

I know you’d want me to

I will be brave

I know you’d want me to

I see things change

And now watch them grow

And I know you do too

When the things don’t make sense

I have courage

Because of you

And when I’m scared

I imagine you’re there

Telling me to be brave

So I will be brave for you

Stand on a stage for you

Do the things that I’m afraid to do

I know you’d want me to

I will be brave

I will be brave

Do the things that I’m afraid to do

I know you’d want me to

Oh, there are things I wish I didn’t know

I’ll try my best to let them go

The XX Crystalised

You’ve applied the pressure

To have me crystalised

And you’ve got the faith

That I could bring paradise

I’ll forgive and forget

Before I’m paralyzed

Do I have to keep up the pace

To keep you satisfied

Things have gotten closer to the sun

And I’ve done things in small doses

So don’t think that I’m pushing you away

When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

You don’t move slow

Taking steps in my directions

The sound resounds, echo

Does it lessen your affection

No

You say I’m foolish

For pushing this aside

But burn down our home

I won’t leave alive

Glaciers have melted to the sea

I wish the tide would take me over

I’ve been down on my knees

And you just keep on getting closer

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Ahh, ahh, ahh

Placid as I melt into the sea

(Things have gotten closer to the sun)

I wish the tide would take me over

(And I’ve done things in small doses)

I’ve been down onto my knees

(So don’t think that I’m pushing you away)

And you just keep on getting closer

(When you’re the one that I’ve kept closest)

Go slow

Go slow

Go slow

Go slow

Go slow

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