30 Day Song Challenge, Day 4: A Song That Makes You Sad

What’s sadder than the moment you finally give up on a relationship? “No Distance Left to Run” is about the best encapsulation of that sense of resignation that I’ve heard in pop song form, mixing a gorgeously mournful descending chord progression and Damon Albarn’s reverb-drenched vocals with just enough of that trademark British stiff upper lip to elevate it above your average wallow. It’s not angry; it’s not pleading; it’s not even particularly poetic. It’s just heartbreaking.

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