I’m a writer by trade, but when there is a perfectly good song — a breathtaking blend of poetry and music — that explains what’s going on between my ears, I see no reason to try and improve on it by floundering around for different ways to say the same thing. At least half the time, whatever it is I’m feeling has already been summed up by someone far more talented. And all the time — 100% of the time, whether I like it or not — a song is playing in my head.

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