A journal of ear worms

I may not have a visual imagination but I hear songs really clearly. Sometimes I get phrases or bits of poetry stuck too. Generally they don’t bother me unless they stick for days. Sometimes they are so strong they are there like background noise even if I listen to something else. Sometimes I indulge them. Sometimes I try to divert them into something else.

This is a small journal to keep track of them. I’m looking for common threads.

Unknown?

Introitus, Mozart’s Requiem

23rd April 2021, 2.30. The bit after the Exaudi’s and before Et lux perpetua, luceat eis. (and let perpetual light shine upon them). No trigger but I do sing this to the cats, substituting their names for the words I don’t know. Ex lux Scu um spawn…..

Requiem aeternam dona eis,
Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in
Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis care veniet.
Requiem aeternam dona eis,
Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on
them.
You are praised, God, in Zion,
and homage will be paid to You in
Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer,
to You all flesh will come.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on
them.

The Sea, Morcheeba

22nd May 2021, I hate this fucking song. Trigger was some music in an advert.

Flocking to the sea Crowds of people wait for me Sea gulls scavenge Steal ice cream Worries vanish Within my dream I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free Fishing boats sail past the shore No singing may-day any more The sun is shining The Water’s clear Just you and I walk along the pier I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free A cool breeze flows but mind the wasp Some get stung it’s worth the cost I’d love to stay The city calls me home More hassles fuss and lies on the phone I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control here Living free I left my soul there, Down by the sea I lost control with you, And living, living, And I, living, by the sea

 

Never Ever, All Saints

18th May 2021, work up with it. I hadn’t realised that the earworms oscillate between each other.

A few questions that I need to know
How you could ever hurt me so?
I need to know what I’ve done wrong
And how long it’s been going on
Was it that I never paid enough attention?
Or did I not give enough affection?
Not only will your answers keep me sane
But I’ll know never to make the same mistake again
You can tell me to my face or even on the phone
You can write it in a letter, either way, I have to know
Did I never treat you right?
Did I always start the fight?
Either way, I’m going out of my mind
All the answers to my questions
I have to find
My head’s spinning
Boy, I’m in a daze
I feel isolated
Don’t wanna communicate
I’ll take a shower, I will scour
I will rub
To find peace of mind
The happy mind I once owned, yeah
Flexing vocabulary runs right through me…

Crazy in Love, Beyonce

17th May 2021, noon, no trigger.

I look and stare so deep in your eyes. I touch on you more and more every time. When you leave, I’m begging you not to go
Call your name two, three times in a row. Such a funny thing for me to try to explain. How I’m feeling and my pride is the one to blame
‘Cause I know I don’t understand. Just how your love can do what no one else can
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s (your touch). Got me hoping you’ll page me right now, your kiss. Got me hoping you’ll save me right now. Looking so crazy, your love’s. Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no

When I talk to my friends so quietly. Who he think he is? Look at what you did to me. Tennis shoes, don’t even need to buy a new dress
If you ain’t there, ain’t nobody else to impress. It’s the way that you know what I thought I knew. It’s the beat that my heart skips when I’m with you. But I still don’t understand. Just how your love can do what no one else can
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s (your touch). Got me hoping you’ll page me right now, your kiss. Got me hoping you’ll save me right now. Looking so crazy, your love’s. Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love
Young ‘Hov, y’all know when the flow is loco. Young B and the R-O-C, uh oh (oh). Ol’ G, big homey, the one and only
Stick bony, but the pocket is fat like Tony Soprano (oh no). The ROC handle like Van Axel. I shake phonies, man, you can’t get next to. The genuine article, I do not sing though. I sling though, if anything, I bling yo. A star like Ringo, war like a Green Beret. Crazy bring ya whole set. Jay Z in the range, crazy and deranged. They can’t figure him out, they like, “Hey, is he insane?”. Yessir, I’m cut from a different cloth
My texture is the best fur, chinchilla. I been iller than chain smokers
How you think I got the name Hova?
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) I been realer, the game’s over
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) Fall back, young, ever since I made the change over
(Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no) To platinum the game’s been wrap, one
Got me looking so crazy, my baby. I’m not myself, lately I’m foolish, I don’t do this. I’ve been playing myself, baby, I don’t care
‘Cause your love’s got the best of me. And, baby, you’re making a fool of me. You got me sprung and I don’t care who sees. ‘Cause, baby, you got me, you got me so crazy, baby
Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s (your touch). Got me hoping you’ll page me right now, your kiss. Got me hoping you’ll save me right now. Looking so crazy, your love’s. Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

John Henry Split My Heart, Ohia

17th May 2021. Woke up with it at 6.30 am. No trigger.

I stood on the 66 Highway, Wysteria, Magnolia beside the green line track  Said “Don’t come back”

I found myself standing on the mountain. Beneath my full moon heart. John Henry split this heart, split this full moon heart. Swing the heaviest hammer you got. Hit this one out of the park.

He says “Boy what you going to do, with your heart in two?” If it’s good enough, but only if it’s good enough, half I’m going to use to pay this band, half I’m saving because I’m going to owe them.

It’s The End of The World. R.E.M

16th May 2021, 7.30pm. no trigger

 

Never Ever by All Saints

16th May 2021, 3pm.No recognisable trigger

Out of Touch by Hall and Oats

16th May 2021 woke up at 6.30 with this in my head. I heard this on the radio in the car yesterday and we were singing along to it.

 

Shonen Heart by Home Made Kazoku

15th May 2021 8.40pm. Her cheese is soft memorya, gonna make your dreams come true smily

The Coventry Carol, Maddy Prior

15th May 2021 6pm specifically the one sung by Maddy Prior

Eureka Seven confusing Manga with some catchy openings

The Tiny Art Gallery Manual

a book to help you run your own small gallery kindle and in print

a book to help you run your own small gallery kindle and in print

Newsletter


Intangible Bot

Alt Text Haiku