Eloise — Barry Ryan

No Words, No Song
4 min readJan 15, 2022
Photo by Eddie Kopp on Unsplash

Once upon a time, the music business was more about the music than it was about the business.

Sure, record companies wanted monster worldwide hit records that would make them millions. But they understood that sometimes the least likely things would capture the mood of the moment and go straight to Number One around the world. Just one of those would pay back the other interesting songs that never went anywhere a thousand times…

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.