Friday, August 22, 2014


by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Don't you hate it when a song gets stuck in your head and you can't stop thinking about it?

There are a few that I simply cannot stand that once I hear them, they bug me for days.  (Especially Puff the Magic Dragon.  Ooooh!  Gosh, I hate that song.)

But lately I've had an earworm of a different type.

It's no secret that I'm an insomniac. I'll wake up in the middle of the night and get an idea in my head and won't be able to get back to sleep, and sometimes it happens as early as 1 or 2 o'clock.  That makes for a very unproductive next day.

Lately songs have been coming into my head and I think about them over and over and ... suddenly I'm asleep and when I wake up, it's several hours later.  What's with that?  I'm not going to complain.

The songs?  California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Pappas and (of all things) I've Been Working on the Railroad.

How weird is that?

Anyway, it's working for me and I've been sleeping better for the past 2-3 weeks.

What earworms bother you?


Kate Collins said...

I get a new one every day and it's usually the last song I heard the day before. Today it's Hallelujah (the k.d. lang version.) AACK!

CroneJan said...

I have found that frequently my "earworm" has a message for me. I have been very concerned about a number of recent events & have been hearing "Ella's Song" (written by Bernice Johnson Reagon & sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock) for days now. I've even posted a YouTube video & the lyrics - that's how strong it has been in my head. Chorus is "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes." The verses are very insightful, as well. I've been given gifts by the hearing. Makes up for the ones that are crazy-makers.

Unknown said...

currently that song " happy" is my tormentor.

Leann Sweeney said...

Colleen, it's my earworm, too, but you know I never seem to get tired of it! So is it really an earworm? Hmmm ....