Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Always a Song

Mindy here. I love music. And it never fails. Every day when I wake up, there's a song playing in my mind. It doesn't matter if I wake at two or eight a.m., my internal Ipod is still going. I used to think it was a song I heard the day before or, perhaps, the last song I heard. But, occasionally, something crops up that I haven't even thought of in years. When was the last time you had Copacabana rolling around your brain?

Because of this, I have to be careful of what I do allow myself to listen to. I like words, but I tend to be all about the beat. However, just because the beat is good, doesn't mean the song is. And if I allow myself to listen to something I know I shouldn't, guess what ends up stuck in my brain? Yep. The bad stuff.

Having a song in my mind isn't always bad. I like Walking On Sunshine and reminding myself to let Jesus Take the Wheel.

Now I know voices in our head is strange for most people. For writers, though, it's the norm. But what about songs? Music. Do you ever wake up with a song in your head? Or am I alone in this?

Happy Tuesday, y'all. And don't forget to check out this week's author interview over on Divine Imagination. Cathy West is joining us on the heels of her interview with Lindi. So make sure you stop by for yet another chance to win her debut novel, Yesterday's Tomorrow.


  1. I often get a song stuck in my head after choir practice on Wednesday nights! I sing it all night and all the next day. Drives me crazy! LOL

  2. Right now, since I watch my daughter's shows with her, those children's songs are so catchy that they play over and over in my head :)

    Mindy, the beat to Copacabana is also so catchy and yet when you know the actual words to the whole song, it's not exactly as cheery as one would assume. Just like the song You Are My Sunshine, such dark subject matter.

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. I am a music lover - especially praise and worship. I usually have music playing most of the day, especially if I'm working at my computer. So yes, I have songs playing in my head all the time.

  4. Yes, I have songs in my head in the a.m.
    Lately it's T. Swift.
    "And I'm standing alone in a crowded room and we're not speaking,
    and I'm dying to know if it's killing you like it's killing me and..."

    Hmmm...Black moment time?

  5. I love the Need to Breathe song, "Down by the River" I always hear it in the car and I will CRANK IT UP!

    And my daughter loves Taylor Swift, so a lot of times I'm singing "You Belong with me - e - e, you belong with me!"

  6. Eva, you are very right about the story in Copacabana. It's also kind of tongue-in-cheek. But what a great beat:-)

    Edwina, I can't write with music. I like it dead quiet. But when I'm cleaning house, crank it up.

    Lindi and Christy, I love Taylor. My daughter says she wants to be her BFF. "It's a love story, baby just say...yes." That's what we're all about, aren't we, girls?

  7. Missy, I don't know if you remember Faith Hill's song THIS KISS. She said she had to do the song because after hearing it for the first time, she couldn't get it out of her head.