"I'm moving slow and steady, and my head feels like a waterfall." (Slow and Steady, Of Monsters and Men)
This is the song lyric I have stuck in my head today. (Yes. I only ever get one line stuck in my head, and then I sing it all day. Aren't you glad you don't live with me?) What does this even mean? How can your head feel like a waterfall? Right now, I'm imagining Rapunzel. "Let down your hair! Oh, it looks like a beautiful blonde waterfall!" (Is this really a compliment? Hmmm...) Other examples of odd lyrics that often get stuck in my head are:
· Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles. "Always know sometimes think it's me, but you know I know and it's a dream." Isn't this a paradox? (However, it was written by the Beatles... probably in a drug haze... I shouldn't be searching for too much meaning.)
· Take Me to the Riot, Stars. "Good news is my shoes is lined with all my nickels and my tens." How do you fit nickels in your shoes? I guess it would be a good workout- like weight-lifting for your legs!
· Alligator Sky, Owl City. "Where was I when the rockets came to life and carried you away, into the alligator sky?" What exactly is an alligator sky? I'm picturing Can anyone explain this to me? And where did these rockets come from, anyway?
· Ours, Taylor Swift. "I love the gaps between your teeth, and I love the riddles that you speak..." This one is simply perplexing. How are teeth gaps in any way attractive?
· Taylor, Jack Johnson. "She used to be a limber chicken, time's a been tickin', now she's finger lickin'" KFC reference? Really?
Have you heard any of these songs? What kind of songs do you get stuck in your head?