When I see you again
I'll know not to expect
Stay one step away
We won't have to wait

from The xx – Sunset Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Romy learns a lesson from her first encounter with the person after breaking up. She will “know not to expect” anything more from the person than what she will expect from a stranger. She feels that she and the person should “stay one step away” from each other, so they won’t have to meet again and they “won’t have to wait” for each other to say something, which shows how awkward it really was during the encounter.

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