I wipe the counters clean with “Down By the Bay” belting out of my mouth. I pay the bills and find myself whistling the song some more. I brush my teeth and discover I’m humming (humming!) the song.
Great song with kids – catchy tune, but I’d like something different going on in my head – maybe something that might even point out what issues my brain is working on in some deep recess (eg. “Should I Stay or Should I Go Now” when making a big decision or “What a Marvelous Night for a Moondance” while getting ready for a date – neither are issues in my life, but those two songs were the only ones I could pull up for the sake of the example)
Going through my head, I just have “Down by the Bay”.
So I say to myself, “Elise, think of another song”.
And the ONLY song that comes to mind is “Downtown” which was the first song I ever remember repeating itself in my head far past its welcome. It seems there is a room in the brain for storing “Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head” and the wonderful perky Downtown tune lodged itself there while I worked making barbecue rib sandwiches at some tiny little shack during college – a little shack that played the same music selection over and over and over – and it has now lodged its way for forever into my brain.
So which is better? Downtown or Down by the Bay? I’m voting for the latter because at least I know the lyrics. The first one gets stuck in an endless loop of, “Downtown, where the…Downtown, where the…etc”.
I think I’m going to go make some coffee and put a CD in the disk player and see if I can get my brain back.