each person that ever was or is or will be has a song.
it isn’t a song that anybody else wrote.
it has its own melody, it has its own words.
very few people get to sing their own song.
most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices,
or that our words are too foolish or too honest, or too odd.
so people live their songs instead.
~Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys