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Don’t Fear the Reaper

If you invite Death into a song about Love, choose your sound carefully, to keep Death in its place. A regular, reassuring, constant heartbeat of guitar and drums. A hint of melancholy in the A minor scale.  And the words?  Warm, round ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘y’ and ‘b’ sounds. No sharp cuts of ‘k’, ‘tt‘ or ‘ss’. No heavy ‘d’. Light words, layered with the lalala of summertime and love:

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