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Lost It on the Internet

They say that once you post something to the internet, it’s never lost. You can post it and decades later, it can still be found. And I believed that. But it’s not true…

Years and years and years ago, I don’t even remember how long ago, I had a YouTube channel. It had way more videos than I currently have on there, including at least 4 or 5 original songs. I can remember the titles of almost all of them. But then I decided I was going to start all over again and deleted the whole channel.

Years and years and years later, I can’t find any of those videos. I can’t find any of those songs. I can’t even remember most of them. This morning, I woke up with one of my old songs stuck in my head. It’s probably the best song I’ve ever written, one of the most significant things I’ve probably ever written, it’s a great song. But it no longer exists anywhere online.

I’m not sad about that particular song. I remember all the words and the guitar. It’s all good. But some of the other ones, I can’t even remember if they were any good. I had a song called “That Thing I Do”, I can remember that I really enjoyed singing it. But I can’t remember any of the words or how to play it. I’ve searched high and low, everywhere I can possibly think and still can’t find it anywhere.

So, it’s not true. You can post things to the internet and lose them entirely. The world was wrong!

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