Today I am DJ’ing an event in Long Beach. Minus the excitement, I am also very nervous (a habit of mine that will only disappear when I play that first song). Today, I am going to discuss a group that speaks to me through their song lyrics. As an Xtreme (had to stay with the X theme) music connoisseur, I take different elements of music into account when downloading, listening, and then deciding if I like what I hear or not. For each band, song, or remix, I assess them on a different level depending on the genre. The genre of this group, as Myspace is calling it, Pop/Soul/New Wave attracts me because of the quality vocals, musicality, and of course…the lyrics.
I’m not going to post one song today because I am tied to multiple songs on this album. Here are some lyrics from my favorite songs on The XX – XX.
1. Crystalised: You’ve applied the pressure/To have me crystalized/And you’ve got the faith/That I could bring paradise…Things have gotten closer to the sun/& 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 Crystalised – YouTube
2. Heart Skipped A Beat: No need to come to me/When I can make it all the way to you/You made it clear/You weren’t near/Near enough to me/Heart skipped a beat/And when I caught it you were out of reach/But I’m sure, I’m sure/You’ve heard if before Heart Skipped A Beat – YouTube
3. Shelter: And I’ll cross oceans, like never before/So you can feel the way I feel it too/& I’ll mirror images back at you/So you can see the way I feel it too Shelter – YouTube
4. Infinity: Had I seen it in your eyes/There’d have been no try after try/Your leaving had no goodbye/Had I just seen one in your eyes/I can’t give it up/To someone elses touch/Because I care too much Infinity – YouTube