I wonder what percentage of people have a song in their head – ALWAYS.
I’m not talking about an ‘earworm’; a catchy popular song or jingle that is over-played on the radio and works it’s way into your head and repeats for the day. I’m talking about a line or a lyric of any song, from any era, at any moment of any day, that is playing often on a loop – a seemingly endless loop. Sometimes the same song will play for days.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
Are you one of those people?
I am. I don’t know when it started but I noted it in my teens.
For me, if there is a song on the radio, that becomes the song in my head but once the radio is off, my internal frequency picks up its own signal and the beat goes on. Perhaps this is why I don’t often turn on the radio, throw on a CD or plug in my iPod while I’m alone in the house. There is no need for external music when the internal juke box is playing my song.
Once, while on a camping trip deep within protected wilderness grounds, I suddenly noticed an absence of internal tunes. I literally stopped what I was doing, aware of the foreign silence. The next day as we drove toward the park’s boundary, the music returned. It was both welcome and not.
I’ve often wondered why that happened or why myself and others, yet not everyone, have this ability or anomaly.
Are we some sort of radio receivers?
When I approach a radio, often the signal will go off frequency and return once I move away. I joke that it is my animal magnetism that is causing the fluctuation but I wonder if I am emitting an electro-magnetic field from all the gunk I’ve absorbed from the state of the environment we live in today.
At one time I was seeing a naturopath and I mentioned to her of my constant sonatas and she responded very sincerely that I should pay close attention to this internal music for it is a porthole to my subconscious – particularly upon waking.
Each morning that I awoke unassisted by the radio, including if I were to awake in the middle of the night, I was to note what song, and particularly which line or lyric was playing in my head. This would be a window to my soul. An indication of what my true thoughts and feelings were given whatever was happening in my life at the time.
This has become a habit and has proved most insightful.
I don’t remember many of my dreams and dream interpretation, although very interesting, is in my opinion very subjective. For instance, if I dream about swimming, could that simply mean I like swimming, or could it mean something deep like I am infantile and am swimming in the womb, or could it mean that I am feeling like I am drowning and am trying to get a way from some stress in my life?
But paying attention to the line or lyric that is playing in my head upon waking has at times surprised me, often confirming a far off feeling, and has provided ah-ha moments like no dream interpretation ever has.
So perhaps it has nothing to do with radio reception and I can stop worrying that an alien civilization will one day make contact through me via their inter-stellar FM station.
Perhaps it means that I am so out of sync with my true feeling that I have these constant messages trying to get me to pay attention and perhaps those few days in the park, where I was relaxed and at peace, there was no need for a skipping record to play the same line over and over telling me how I was feeling because I was taking a break from the daily grind and was actually letting feelings filter in.
Or perhaps it means that I am so in tune (no pun intended) with my subconscious that I am in constant sync with it. A highly involved individual – prime for alien connection.
Regardless of my evolutionary state, Waking Lyric Observance (my phrase) has helped me note the negatives in my life and therefore aided me in being able to confront them allowing positivity to shine through.
And after all, having a constant melody to accompany your daily tasks is like living in a movie – my own personal soundtrack – and that’s pretty positive, for the most part.
If you are like me, pay attention to the lyrics that repeat in your head. It may bring a whole new meaning to waking up!
Bring on the music and dance! The aliens are waiting.