• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 09
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Reel to Reel

We used to know
how to punch it up
when we heard the songs
and thought real to real
instead of ache, more fake.
We heard old songs
that were new
when we were the world
and the women said I am
with the people getting ready
to be everyday people
born in the U.S.A.
on paved paradise,
carrying hammers
to show the unions lived
with R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
That revolution was not on TV,
and the what’s that sound
we could imagine as what
was going on with lyrics
blowing in the wind up
of reel to reel,
real to real.