Saturday, September 06, 2008

Earworms.....

You know what earworms are, right? Those songs that get stuck on your mental iPod, and the skip buttons don't work. Sometimes, even the pause button doesn't work. Then, another song comes on and knocks that one out..... then repeat procedure. Worse, they're usually the songs you can't stand in real life anyway.

This morning's earworm isn't a bad song at all -- I actually do enjoy it when it hits my airwaves. Yet, I have no idea why it's going through my head: "Needles and Pins" by The Searchers (1964). Or actually, sung more like, "Needles and Pinza."

And so that you can share in my pain/pleasure:

"Needles & Pins" (written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono*):

I saw her today, I saw her face
It was the face I loved and I knew
I had to run away and get down on my knees and pray
That they'd go away

But still they begin
Needles and pins
Because of all my pride
The tears I gotta hide

Hey, I thought I was smart, I wanted her
Didn't think I'd do, but now I see
She's worse to him than me
Let her go ahead, take his love instead
And one day she will see

Just how to say please
And get down on her knees
Yeah, that's how it begins
She'll feel those needles and pins
a-hurtin her, a-hurtin her

Why can't I stop and tell myself I'm wrong, I'm wrong, so wrong
Why can't I stand up and tell myself I'm strong

Because I saw her today, I saw her face
It was the face I loved and I knew
I had to run away and get down on my knees and pray
That they'd go away

But still they begin
Needles and pins
Because of all my pride
The tears I gotta hide
Ah, needles and pins
Needles and pins
Needles and pins


(*-Yes, that Sonny Bono).

1 comment:

Talmadge Gleck said...

Seems I have the same model of Ear-Pod(tm) ... same problems with the "skip" function.

I have several "earworm" stories of my own I'll share later in a post. But right now, the song in my Ear-Pod(tm) is Journey's 1981 hit reckid "Don't Stop Believin'" That's one of the songs my son's HS band is playing this year during their halftime show (all Journey songs).

That A) my son is now a junior (!!!!) in high school, and B) that Journey song was a hit during the Fall of MY 11th grade year, makes the whole thing surreal on several weird and disturbing levels.

PS - I never knew Sonny wrote N&P. Wow, a new piece of music trivia to stick to my brain's hull like a barnacle.