For this week's Two Shoes Tuesday, Josie gave us the word "earworm" defined as a song you can't get out of your head. I'm paraphrasing that last part. If it's a direct quote, it's entirely on accident.
You would not believe how many lyrics are trapped in my head. If I like a song, I can't truly enjoy it until I know the words, timing, and any drum solos so well I can sing as perfectly as my limited vocal ability allows me to even when it isn't playing.
I can listen to the same song an replay for hours on end without losing interest. There are days at work where I quite purposefully sing the same song to
myself over and over because it suits the mood I'm in that day.
I don't just listen to music, I consume it.
Despite all of this, there are times when my mind takes over the DJ booth and irritates the bajesus outta me. In the middle of a perfectly wonderful brooding day, it will start playing Don't Worry, Be Happy. Do you have any idea how hard it is to brood to that song? Or, when I'm in a great mood, it starts playing The Dance. I'm in a good mood, why are you playing me a song about people dying? And every now and then, for no reason at all, my mind will start playing the Sanford and Son theme song, which I love until my mind plays it for 12 hours straight.
My mind has a mind of its own.
None of these are as annoying as when my mind starts playing songs I don't know completely. With all the material it could pull from, it picks something I know half the chorus to. This is not just annoying, it's time consuming. See, when this happens I have to seek out the song and learn it. Oddly, it seems to fall out of my mind's top 10 list at that point, replaced by some other song I heard once.
Still, I love that my mind can take itself over forcing me to annoy myself. Just sounds like something I would do.