Producer Patrick Leonard loves to tell the story of 

By Viral / August 16, 2023

how Madonna wrote the lyrics to "Live To Tell"

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on paper while sitting on the floor in her living room.

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The demo audio, recorded on an 8-track record player also at Leonard's house,

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was the sample used for the hit from the 1986 album "True Blue".   

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It’s easy to forget that along with the leonine dance moves,

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savvy selling of sex and chameleonic maneuvers to remain relevant,

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Madonna was an expert songwriter possessed by innate scrappiness.  

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