XX, The

Intro:

[N.A]

VCR:

You used to have all the answers

and you, you still have them too

And we, we live half in the daytime

And we, we live half at night

Watch things on VCRs

With me and talk about big love

I think we’re superstars

You say you think we are the best thing

And you, you just know

You just do

I wanna find myself by the sea

In anothers company

By the sea

I wanna go out to the pier

I’m gonna dive and have no fear

‘Cause you, you just know

You just do

Watch things on VCRs

With me and talk about big love

I think we’re superstars

You say, you think we are the best thing

And you, you just know

You just do

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 doeses

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

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

You don’t move slow

Taking steps in my direction

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

Go slow, go slow, go slow

Islands:

I don’t have to leave anymore

What I have is right here

Spent my nights and days before

Searching the world for what’s right here

Underneath and unexplored

Islands and cities I have looked

Here I saw

Something I couldn’t over look

I am yours now

So now I don’t ever have to leave

I’ve been found out

So now I’ll never explore

See what I’ve done

That bridge is on fire

Going back to where I’ve been

I’m froze by desire

No need to leave

Where would I be

If this were to go under

It’s a risk I’d take

I’m froze by desire

As if a choice I’d make

I am yours now

So now I don’t ever have to leave

I’ve been found out

So now I’ll never explore X 2

Heart Skipped A Beat:

Please don’t say we’re done

When I’m not finished

I could give so much more

Make you feel, like never before

Welcome, they said welcome to the floor

It’s been a while

And you’ve found someone better

But I’ve been waiting too long to give this up

The more I see, I understand

But sometimes, I still need you

Sometimes I still need you X 2

I was struggling to get in

Left waiting outside your door

I was sure

You’d give me more

No need to come to me

When I can make it all the way to you

You made it clear

You we’re near

Near enough for 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 it before

Heart skipped a beat

And when I caught it you were out of reach

But I’m sure, I’m sure

You’ve heard it before

Fantasy:

For the desired effect

Would you come back August or June, June

And I hate that tomorrow’s too soon

But this collisions, came mid bloom

Better built to resume

I’ll see you August, I’ll see you June

I’m building higher than I can see

I want fantasy

Don’t rest with the less

I’m burning to impress

It’s deep in the middle of me

I can be fantasy

Shelter

I find shelter

In this way

Undercover

Hide away

Can you hear

When I say

I have never

Felt this way

Maybe  I had sold

Something that was wrong

Can I make it better

With the lights turned on

Could I be

Was I there

It felt so crsytal

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

I’ll mirror images back to 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

[Repeat]

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 adjust, can’t relearn

Got to keep what I have, pressure

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 X 2

Infinity:

After all the time

After you

Had you seen me with someone new

Hanging so high for your return

But the stillness is a burn

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

Could you tell

I was left lost and lonely

Could you tell

Things ain’t worked out my way

Wish the best for you

Wish the best for me

Wished for infinity

If that ain’t me

Give it up

I can’t give it up X 2

To someone elses touch

Because I care to much

Give it up

I can’t give it up

Night Time:

You mean that much to me

And it’s hard to show

Gets hectic inside of me

When you go

Can I confess these things

To you

I don’t know

Embedded in my chest

And it

Hurts to hold

I couldn’t spill my heart

My eyes gleam looking in from the dark

I walk out in stormy weather

Hold my words, keep us together

Steady walking but bound to trip

Should release but just tighten my grip

Night time

Sympathise

I’ve been working on

White lies

So I’ll tell you the truth

I’ll give it up to you

And when the day comes

It will have all been fun

We’ll talk about it soon

I couldn’t spill my heart

My eyes gleam

Looking in from the dark

I walk out in stormy weather

Hope my words keep us together

Steady walking but bound to trip

Should release but just tighten my grip

Night time

Sympathise

I’ve been working on

White lies

So I’ll tell the truth

I’ll give it up to you

And when the day comes

It will have all been fun

We’ll talk about it soon

Stars:

I can give it all on the first date

I don’t have to exist outside this place

And dear know that I can change

But if stars, shouldn’t shine

By the very first time

Then dear it’s fine

So fine by me

‘Cause we can give it time

So much time

With me

I can draw the line on the first date

I’ll let you cross it

Let you take ever line I’ve got

When the time gets late

But if stars, shouldn’t shine

For the very first time

Then dear it’s fine

So fine by me

‘Cause we can give it time

So much time

With me

If you want me

Let me know

Where do you wanna go

No need for talking

I already know

If you want me

Why go

I can give it all on the first date

I don’t have to exist outside this place

And dear know that I can change

But if stars, shouldn’t shine

By the very first time

Then dear it’s fine

So fine by me

‘Cause we can give it time

So much time

With me

*Source: [The XX Lyric Booklet]


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