Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Music and Dreaming

Sometimes I wake up with a song in my head. Usually it speaks to whatever I was dreaming - maybe just evocative of a feeling, an image, a thought. If I've been turning over a problem, the song can point me to the solution or to what I really think or feel about the situation. Kind of nifty.

Sometimes it's a really annoying song, but this morning I can't complain. I woke up with Neko Case's "I Wish I Was the Moon" thrumming through me - and not just a snippet, but a big ass chunk. If you don't know it, you should check it out. Here are the lyrics:

Chimney falls and lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
Now I've freezing hands
And bloodless veins
As numb as I've become
I'm so tired
I wish I was the moon tonight

Last night I dreamt I'd forgotten my name
'Cause I sold my soul
But I woke just the same
I'm so lonely
I wish I was the moon tonight

God blessed me I'm a free man
With no place free to go
Paralyzed and collared-tight
No pills for what I fear
This is crazy
I wish I was the moon tonight

Chimney falls as lovers blaze
I thought that I was young
Now I've freezing hands
And bloodless veins
As numb as I've become
I'm so tired
I wish I was the moon tonight

How will you know if you've found me at last?
'Cause I'll be the one be the one be the one
With my heart in my lap
I'm so tired
I'm so tired
And I wish I was the moon tonight

I'm so tired
I'm so tired
And I wish I was the moon
I'm so tired
I'm so tired
And I wish I was the moon tonight

5 Comments:

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Christian said...

Once I dreamed that my junior high English teacher wrote the lyrics to PJ Harvey's "The Dancer," ("He came riding fast like a Phoenix out of fire flames/ He came dressed in black with a cross bearing my name.") tapping along with a pointer as the song played. Who knows why these things creep in there? You're right in that you're lucky it was a cool song. I hate those recurring Right Said Fred dreams.

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Sometimes I find that classic tune, 'I Wanna be an Airforce Major' informing my work.

How concerned should I be?

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Steve G said...

An earworm is bad. A big ass chunk is worse.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger angie said...

"I Wish I Was the Moon Tonight" is a lovely song, so I don't really mind at all. Right Said Fred...time for serious intervention. And yes, Mindy, you should absolutely seek help NOW.

 
At 2:32 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

I hate waking up with songs in my head. I sing them all day and end up annoying myself.

:o)

 

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