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Nancy Rost: Music

Remixed Emotions

(Nancy Rost)
February 1, 2014
Nancy Rost

Back in the day all you needed was a tape deck

Underground radio or vinyl to cassette

A track list in four-color ballpoint pen  -- we’d make ‘em for each other back then


And everything we didn’t say in the light of day would come through in the songs we’d play


Gooey sweet and dirty grit (Remixed emotions)

Tiny speakers sound like shit (Remixed emotions)

Whisper through a buzz, poetry and fuzz

The story of us in remixed emotions


Along the way you went and cleaned up your act

Traveled light and left some things behind when you packed

Ditched the cover art for mp3s - you were way ahead of me


And everything we didn’t say in the light of day would come through in the songs we’d play


On the stereo (Remixed emotions)

Losing highs and lows (Remixed emotions)

Back to Black and Kind of Blue, one for me and one for you

Gain and loss and remixed emotions


Now and then we like to send each other oldies

You know, the kind we used to reproduce in dolby

Sounds and pictures on a screen - suddenly we’re seventeen


And everything we don’t say in the light of day comes through in the songs we play


Bittersweet with (Remixed emotions)

Our hearts beat with (Remixed emotions)

Some are hopeful, some resigned, some we wish we could rewind

Then and now and remixed emotions