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A song a day, day 6: a song that reminds you of somewhere.

From the song a day meme: a song that reminds you of somewhere.

A song about December 1963 reminds me of July 1992. But that’s okay, because music bends time like that.

I had just moved back to Pennsylvania and was warmly accepted by a group of incredible people I will never forget. One of these people made me a mixtape and this song was on it. It was the first time I had ever heard it. I used to blast this while driving at night, marveling at how dark it could get so far from any city. Everything smelled like hay and nothing smelled like exhaust. But I was born here, I had lived here before, so while it was so strange it was also so familiar. The lyrics to this meant something and nothing all at once. Just like me.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons -- December 1963 (Oh What a Night)

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