You know what it’s like when you get a tune or song in your head? It is usually random, and not because you have just heard it. Sometimes, it is one you really don’t like, or something as obscure as an advertising jingle from your childhood. It can hang around for days, sometimes weeks, and the moment you stop concentrating on what you are doing, there it is, overwhelming your brain.
Last night, I was preparing some vegetables in the kitchen, and this popped into my head.
WARNING! PLAY THE CLIP AND IT MAY HAPPEN TO YOU!
It’s not that the song is terrible. The film is fun too, and was a big favourite of my mum’s. But it won’t go away now. I lay in bed trying to sleep, and there was Phil Harris singing about Paw Paws and Prickly Pears. This morning, I woke up to the chorus playing in my head, my right foot tapping uncontrollably as I waited for the kettle to boil.
“The bare necessities of life will come to you
They’ll come to you”
Somebody make it stop!