Making [Kind of Bookish] Music @ Reading In Winter (4)

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When I had set out to write a song a day in May two years ago, I knew that at some point I would get completely stumped on what to write. By the time I hit day 26, though, I had a great idea — and it was kind of bookish, in a way!

Sing Into the Machine is probably one of my favourite songs that I wrote in this time period. It turned out to be kind of dark, but super catchy. When I listen to it, I think of that room in Beth Revis’s Across the Universe book, the one where they keep history. In a way, I feel like even if you’re sitting on the sidelines, or if you’re in the game, we are all a part of history. We’re all creating this thing we call life and even if we’re not playing a huge role, we’re all important parts of it. We all write our own history, which makes us all stars of the show.

“Step right up, it’s your turn.
This won’t hurt,” they say.
“We just want your sound.”

“Sing into the machine,” they say.
“Everyone’s a star.
All the words, all the sounds —
We’re lucky we wrote them down.”

Everyone’s a star … 

“If you live forever,” they say,
“don’t worry — we’ll remember.
We’ve got it on tape and
everyone’s a star.”

“All the words, all the sounds —
We’re lucky we wrote them down.”

“Sing into the machine,” they say.

Copyright © 2014, Kristilyn Robertson. All rights reserved.

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3 thoughts on “Making [Kind of Bookish] Music @ Reading In Winter (4)

  1. Kristilyn, I love this! The beginning sounds SO FAMILIAR — probably similar to another Sarah Slean song — (no wait, I think it’s Charlotte Martin, I’m thinking of)! Thanks so much for sharing your music with us, even if you don’t get much commentary. I always listen and enjoy. 🙂

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