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The xx - Crystalised

You've applied the pressure
To have me crystalized
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) (x4)

You don't move slow
Taking steps in my directions
The sound resounds, echo
Does it lesson 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) (x4)

Glaciers have melted to 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 (5x)

"Crystalised" is the debut single by English indie pop band the xx. It was released on 27 April 2009 as the first single from their 2009 self-titled debut album. “Crystalised” is about a complicated relationship, and ultimately uses crystallization as a metaphor for love. It’s the lead single from The xx’s eponymous debut album. Romy and Oliver wrote the song when they were 17 and The xx only had written 5 songs. They helped each other finish their verses, so it is fitting that the vocals weave in, out, and on top of each other. "We wrote our lyrics separately and sent them to one another over email. We were so new to songwriting, I don’t think either of us had the courage to share and write face to face. We eventually came together and built the bare skeleton of the song in Romy’s dad’s front room." – Oliver "Oliver sent me the first half of the first verse, and then I wrote the second half. It was like sort of like playing tag." – Romy The basis of the song – the concept of crystallization – was introduced by Oliver after his mother told him some people crystallize their ashes post-mortem.

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