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Don’t Fear the Reaper

When you invite Death into a love song, choose your words with care.  Build a regular, reassuring heartbeat of guitar and drums, with 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, dead thuds of ‘d’ or ‘ug’. Light words, layered with the lalala of summertime, life and love:

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