The other morning, upon waking, a song played over and over in my mind. I couldn't quite grasp it . . . just snatches of words, resounding, repeating . . .
if you don't . . .
if you don't . . .
What was it? Soft melody . . . was it in some movie we watched recently? Perhaps an Irish band? Rock song, right? Kind of folksy.
if you, if you . . . There's another snippet! It's definitely sung by a male voice . . .
All throughout my morning routine, the song haunts, follows, whispers. The song would not step out of my mental shadows, just lingered there in the background. Another snippet appeared -
I've got my eyes on you . . .
Is it a love song? a break up song? what have we watched recently? This is maddening!
This is one of those universal problems - an 'earworm.' Lucky for me, I'm married to someone who knows a lot about music. I called out to Tony. "There's this song that keeps playing in my head . . . I'm wondering if it's from one your playlists?"
"What's it sound like? What are the words?" Yes, my sweet husband dropped what he was doing to meet my silly little need!
I sang aloud what I heard in my head, but it didn't do the tune justice at all. He heard my female, off-key voice and he suggested Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys, both of which would definitely be on one of his playlists.
"No, no, the song isn't that old, much more recent," I interjected, pausing him as he began to sing a Roy Orbison hit. He understood immediately that I was trying to hold onto the remnant, so he went quiet and waited. I continued, "I think my voice is messing with the tune, let me try to hum what I hear."
I began to hum. He listened.
The humming was a much better medium for replicating the song!
Tony immediately suggested, "That sounds like Kings of Leon, here let's play this, 'Eyes on You,' " and he moves over to the computer and turns on the song. The music pours out into the room and I immediately KNOW it is the one that has been playing over and over in my head.
"Oh my, Tony! That is it! Holy smoke. How did you get that from those sad little crumbs I threw your way?" And we laugh.
I love my patient and thoughtful hubby!
Today's our 33rd wedding anniversary! Hip-hip-hooray! Celebrate!Even after all these years, we continue to make each other laugh and to be dear friends. We still enjoy each other's company.
especially, being together during this past year of the pandemic. We have held one another up during this season of pain and grief.
Such a blessing.
|Our anniversary flowers