This series will be comprised of pieces that are more or less "close readings" of songs. Take into account a particular song's musical and lyrical components, and set those against your own personal reflections. Write about the way a certain song makes you feel, or the events that make the song important to you. 

We are hoping these will be nonfiction, and no longer than 4,000 words.

There is no single thing we're looking for. We just want it to tie together music and meaning, with the focus around a single song. While the piece can be about you or your life, try to bring in other cultural elements.

Here is an example of what we are looking for.

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