Please Can't You Just Make It Stop?

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

SingingAdmitting that you have a problem is the first step towards a new beginning.  At first it seemed that this post should possibly be marked as members only.  Letting the public in on an issue that your family has been tortured with for years might be a cathartic experience or it could possibly ruin your real estate career.  I'm going to take the chance that the public will understand and perhaps even be able to help.

Being tormented by a song in your head is a terrible thing.  Even worse is the fact that no one can pin down the reason that this particular song is taking up precious space in my brain.  It would be understandable if the song had been sung to me as a child or even if it represented some long lost love.  My parents never had the record and I know I never saw the entertainer that made the song famous in concert.  But still it is there rattling around in my head.

To make matters even worse I only know the first few lines of the song.  It might help if I  could belt out a chorus or two but no, I get just a few lousy lines.   We have reached a critical junction in our family now and if we can't cure this problem another generation can and will be inflicted with the song.  I've already slipped up once or twice with my granddaughter but fortunately I don't think any damage has been done yet. 

So what is the tune that has caused so much agony in my life?  Well here it is.  To my dear family this is actually how the song sounds.  The rendition that tumbles out of my mouth announced and unwelcomed in no way resembles the wonderful tune you are hearing here.

 

Perhaps the issue with Strangers in the Night is related to why I play the same two lines of Beethoven's Fleur di Leis over and over again whenever I get near a piano.  Who knows but one thing is for sure if you find the cure my family will be eternally grateful!

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Patricia Kennedy
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Cindy, I have a different problem!  I have the first line of the Mozard G Major Flute Concerto stuck in my head.  I had to memorize it when I was 16 and it just took up residence.  I could do the whole first movement probably, but I stop with the first line of the flute part.

Jun 27, 2008 12:33 AM #2
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that comerciall on TV FREECREDITREPORT.com won't get out of my head!
Jun 27, 2008 12:34 AM #3
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Ken Montville
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Starngers in the Night.  That is torture!  I like a lot of Frank's stuff but that was one of his worst and yet it made Top 40.  Here's what you do.  Meditate on a cow -- the kind with black spots in the Chik-fil-A commercials -- for 5 minutes a day for a week.  Solves all your problems.

Maybe.  :-)

Jun 27, 2008 01:17 AM #4
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Frank & Jodi Orlando
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Cindy,

     I'd rather Sinatra than Three's company. This happens to me constantly but my repertoire is HUGE so no problem...

Jun 27, 2008 01:18 AM #5
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Gregory Lohr
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I get kids songs stuck in my head...the curse of having a 5 year old in the house.  Just as I am getting into the shower each morning, I am greeted with some song from "The Wiggles" and they just won't go away.  BUT...I know a lot of other songs I do love, so I spend a few minutes singing something else (which can be hard as the first tune seems stuck on background replay).  And I will immerse myself into the new song which I do like.  That's what it takes for me to overcome those pesky annoying tunes.  Replace something bad or annoying with something you like.  If I don't do the above, I am stuck singing Wiggles ALL DAY LONG. 

And...put me near a piano...and it's "Fur Elise" over and over and over.  Thank goodness I love that tune!  I'm glad I don't have a piano.  Guitar is my instrument of choice, and I purposely haven't learned it on guitar...LoL!

Jun 27, 2008 06:26 AM #6
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Elaine Hanson
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Cindy, I know the first line and the last -- Do bee do bee doooooooo!

If one were to psychoanalyze, we could get some pretty interesting theories going...meeting strangers on dark nights...the year 1966...and of course some deeply symbolic freudian b.s......

I think you should just embrace the Do bee doos and dance around the room with your granddaughter.  She will love it! 

Jun 27, 2008 08:38 AM #7
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Rich Dansereau
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Though it generally only lasts while you are at one of the many Disney theme parks, sing with me now..."its a small world after all, its a small world after all,its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all, its a small world after all" forever! UGH!

Jun 27, 2008 08:40 AM #8
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Elaine Hanson
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RICH!  You DIDN'T!!!

Cindy, I must urge you to have your post cleansed of that music from the underworld that Rich let leak into these comments. 

Oh, man!  The damage is done.

Jun 27, 2008 10:43 AM #9
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Chad-OMG that would make me even crazier than Strangers in the Night!

Jun 27, 2008 11:31 AM #10
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Patricia-do you hum it or whistle it?  Or even worse do you hold up an imaginary flute and wiggle your fingers as if you were playing?

Jun 27, 2008 11:33 AM #11
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Fernando-that is better than the Matress Discounter Guy screaming at you over and over again. :-)

Jun 27, 2008 11:34 AM #12
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Ken-I would find this black and white cow where in DC?

Jun 27, 2008 11:35 AM #13
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Frank and Jodi-I'm glad you have a jukebox brain and can enjoy more than one song.  I'm stuck!

Jun 27, 2008 11:36 AM #14
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Gregory-maybe we could do a Flur de Lis duet at a cruise ship talent contest sometime.

Jun 27, 2008 11:38 AM #15
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Elaine-my granddaughter gets another strange song.  She gets the Tom Jones version of "What's up Pussycat". 

Jun 27, 2008 11:39 AM #16
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Rich-for that little stunt you should be forced to spend 24 hours on the spinning teacups

Jun 27, 2008 11:42 AM #17
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Elaine-at least he didn't put a link to the acutual music on here.  Otherwise I would have had to delete and ban him forever from my blog world :-)

Jun 27, 2008 11:43 AM #18
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Rich Dansereau
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At least this is in another language and sounds harmless...until you realize you are singing it in a second language!!! Don't taze delete me bro sis!

Jun 27, 2008 03:17 PM #19
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Rich-that is just plain cruel.  But I will leave it there and see who is sucked into the Vortex never to be seen again.

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Cindy - I have a handful of songs like this (i.e. I know the first few lines, and they repeat in an endless loop in my head sometimes).  Thanks for entering this month's contest!

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