"Music is a world within itself
With a language we all understand
With an equal opportunity
For all to sing, dance and clap their hands"
—Stevie Wonder, "Sir Duke"
"Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing 'Hallelujah'"
—Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah"
"Music is the ultimate medium for expressions of love, and those expressions find a beautiful backdrop in the environment. Music is also a popular rallying point — at its central core, it's a way for people to get in touch with the best parts of themselves and to voice the love in their hearts. And the environment is one of the great loves of our lives — when we think of the best parts of ourselves, the environment is always there, informing us, as a backdrop."
"Nobody ever asks me about my lyrics"—Gord Downie, 2014
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