Does anyone else out there have a song permanently stuck in their head? Yes, I mean forever! As in it never goes away.
I’ve had the “If I were a rich man” song from the movie Fiddler on the Roof stuck in my head for the last 5 years (at least, probably more) . I’m not kidding. Okay, so it’s not ALWAYS there, but unless I have something else in my head IT IS THERE. Anyone who is around me enough knows this. It drives my family, friends, co-workers, and people standing in line at the grocery store insane.
Now before you imagine me standing in line at a grocery store, shaking my chest (shimmy anyone?) like the guy in the movie, and singing the song loudly for all to hear, it’s not quite like that. I whistle. I learned how to whistle sometime between the ages 10 and 13. I haven’t stopped yet. It’s just a soft whistle through my teeth (I stopped the incessant normal whistle a long time ago). I’ve actually gotten better at not whistling so much, but most of the time I really can’t help it. It just happens.
I usually have no idea when I’m whistling. Sometimes people will stop me and say “Hey what movie is that from?” or “Is that the song from the goofy movie?” and I really have no idea what they’re talking about. Then they’ll ask me to keep on whistling it and I can’t. I’ve been made fun of for whistling who knows what. It just happens. It’s there. I bet if I could remember more of my dreams they’d be that guy from Fiddler on the Roof, singing If I were a Rich Man, shaking his chest and then screaming “LET ME STOP SINGING THIS BLASTED SONG!”
Most of my friends and family have learned that if they start singing, whistling, or if they turn on the radio, my whislting will either stop or change to that song.
One of my friends told me to watch the movie from beginning to end (or maybe he just said to listen to that song all the way through). He figures I probably heard part of the song and my brain never quite got closure on the whole thing and has refused to stop playing it over and over and over again in my head. I’m not sure I dare listen to it again. Of course, it could cure me by giving me that “closure”, but who knows? It may make it worse.
So does anyone else have a permanent head song? Are there doctors for this type of thing? ;)