What are your favorite pieces of music about music? Songs about songs?
Here's two to start with.
"When I'm tired and thinking cold
I hide in my music, forget the day"
Begin the day with a friendly voice
A companion, unobtrusive
Plays the song that's so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood
Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle with the energy
Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free
All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted it's really just
A question of your honesty, yeah, your honesty
One likes to believe in the freedom of music
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity, yeah
For the words of the prophets were written on the studio wall
And echoes with the sound of salesmen
Of salesmen, of salesmen