Yesterday, I woke up with a song in my head. I don’t remember if it was in my dreams. It was just there as soon as I woke up, and it wasn’t what was playing on the radio when the alarm went off. When it’s a song I like, I don’t mind so much having it stuck in my head, but yesterday it was an old song that I don’t know very well, and so the only two lines of lyrics I remember just ran over and over. The music is more familiar. I remember it very well from my days in junior high band, but it was kind of an old song even then. Because I don’t know very many of the words, it got annoying rather quickly. At least it wasn't THAT song, the one I really dislike that lodges itself in my brain and would like to stay there for eternity. THAT song is the bane of my existence! I’ve been tortured many times by jokers who know what song it is, and what it does to me. They’ll sing just the first few notes, and yep, doggone it, it’s off and running, and soooo hard for me to get rid of. SHHHHH!! Do not name that tune! I do not want that playing in my head for the next few days. If you don’t know what song it is, don’t ask, because I’m not going to tell you!
Anyway, back to the original thought…
After the same two lines had run through my head for a couple of hours, I gave up and played the whole song, hoping to be able to move on. Thank goodness for modern technology like YouTube and iTunes that make pretty much anything accessible. In the end, to get rid of the song for once and for all, I had to play other music so my mind would settle on a different soundtrack. I was so relieved that it finally worked!
So, what was the obscure song stuck in my head from the moment I woke up? Promise you won’t laugh. Do you promise? Ok, I’ll tell you…Coming straight from 1973 (when I was just 4 years old, by the way), was Barry Manilow’s Could it be Magic. Hey, at least it wasn't Copacabana! I know even less of those lyrics.
I knew it. You're laughing!