Favourite Songs

I was already sure I liked the sound

before I really heard the song.

Sure I liked the promise it held

before I could sing along.

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The tune crept inside my head

and caught itself on repeat,

an ever present melody

and time consuming beat.

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And then the words appeared,

just an accompaniment at first.

A voice to put to the music,

memorable, new, rehearsed.

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The more I listened the more I learned

about what it truly contained.

The mind behind the lyrics,

the composition now explained.

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Now and then a new meaning comes

and I learn a little more

about one of my favourite songs;

I open another door.

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I won't ever stop finding them,

I hope I never do,

like turning the pages of an unread book

and learning something new.

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But now I've really heard that song

and I've kept it on repeat

and I know that whatever I hear now

will find it difficult to compete.