What a day

I woke up this morning humming a song then the
wife told me B.B. King had died. I told her of the
addition to my ongoing program of getting a song
stuck in my head and she asked if it was a B.B.
King standard.

So I explained to her that the song spinning
through my brain was “Bouquet of Roses” by Mickey
Gilley. She didn’t recognize the tune so I added
that it was written by Steve Nelson and Bob
Hilliard and performed by everyone from Eddy Arnold
to Mickey Gilley.

I even recited the lyrics-

I’m sending you a big bouquet of roses
One for every time you broke my heart
And as the door of love between us closes
Tears will fall like petals when we part

I begged you to be different but you’ll always be untrue
I’m tired of forgiving, now there’s nothing left to do
So I’m sending you a big bouquet of roses
One for every time you broke my heart

You made our lover’s lane a road of sorrow
Till at last we have to say goodbye
You’re leaving me to face each new tomorrow
With a broken heart you taught to cry

I know that I should hate you after all you’ve put me through
But how can I be bitter when I’m still in love with you
So I’m sending you a big bouquet of roses
One for every time you broke my heart

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When that didn’t work I found the video and then
she admitted she had heard the song.

Later I find out that after 17 years of faithful
service my pizza oven died. I called him Luigi.
The wife nixed a proper burial in the back yard
claiming that if I buried everything I named, we
wouldn’t have a yard left.

So I guess what this post is really about is:
how do I get this song out of head?
Comments are always welcome.

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7 Responses to What a day

  1. ekurie says:

    sing “Happy Birthday” over and over. I promise it works, and you won’t have “Happy Birthday” stuck in your head, for some reason.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    ekurie,
    thanks. Sounds like the cure I’ve been looking for.

  3. QC Ghost says:

    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    The bird, bird, bird; the bird is th’ word!
    Oh, papa ow mow mow . . .

  4. Grumpa Joe says:

    When you learn the secret, let me know. I have the same problem.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Ghost,
    lol, that’s so crazy it just might work.

    Grumpa Joe,
    ekurie’s suggestion worked this time.

  6. “Give the song to someone else” – Sarah Silverman did this on FB. I’ve done it since and it worked. You piss off innocent bystanders, but you rid yourself of the repetitiveness.

  7. cruisin2 says:

    cimmonetellsall,
    lol, I’ll try it next time.

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