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What better occasion than Free Speech Week to pause for a moment to recognize the incredible importance of free expression, especially to music makers. We don’t take it for granted. Lyrics mean different things to different people. And music, perhaps more than any other content, is highly subject to interpretation. We make and use music to express our joy and anger, to protest and to empower. Throughout history, there have been many efforts to squelch selected songs based on some people’s interpretation of another person’s music.