No time to rewind

Common now to say

Quality in sound 

No longer matters 

Since music has moved 

Further from sacred experience

Closer to sales accessory.

The so called 'content' of music

Pays $.006 per play

If you work that out per hour

A cold wind howls

“Better than nothing”

Really a loss leader

For endless tours

Advertising dollars

Along the way for some.

The brittle high frequencies

In endless hours of sound

Stream through tiny plastic

Earbuds where speed output

And consistency prevail.

There is no time to rewind.

Still a room full of 8 year olds

Can’t get enough of the

Record that spins

Not forever only a little while

“I like the scratchy sound

It makes me feel calm.”