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Back when the chemist sold records, we knew music was the best medicine,
The natural remedy of melodies played on record players and tape decks,
Bedrooms and basements bristling with beats that felt like balm,
For messy teenage lives, the storm before the calm.
Back when we held songs in our palms, we played each cassette until the tape snapped,
Mapped our lives through CDs we made ourselves,
Filled shelves with every emotion we couldn’t quite express,
The immeasurableness endlessness of being alive, expressed in 4/4 time.
We read lyrics like incantations, confirmations that we were never quite alone,
And we sung every word as if it was our own…Leanne Moden
Our latest podcast is a stunning audio poem in celebration of the power of music – “More than Music”, written and performed by Leanne Moden.
Did you like this podcast? Listen to “My Son Was Taught”, “The Orchid of the House” and “We Haven’t Eaten” by Christopher Bowen, next.
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