Admitting 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!