Ever get a song that just keeps going and going in your head? That happens to me a lot. I used to be a Prince junkie. But I haven't bought or played a Prince CD in... well, it's been years now. A couple at least. But when I get in a good mood, I usually start groovin' to a Prince tune -- at least in my head. It's A-U-T-O-matic.
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I've seen him live in concert ten times and even went to Paisley Park and played his ol' drum machine and the symbol guitar. But I made up my mind to quit Prince shortly after becoming a father. Why? Well, the lyrics were either too racy... too whacky or just theologically incorrect. And music is a powerful thing that can just get stuck in your head. So, one day, I just decided to go cold turkey.
Cold turkey sucks... except in sandwiches and it really took me a while to find music I could really get into again... but with great fatherhood comes great responsibility. I wouldn't want that stuff playing around my daughter. I guess it's like when a pregnant mother or father gives up their smokes.
So what's going through your head?... I just picked some random lyrics from artists I used to plug into and strung them together:
Well, my legs are shakin' and my knees are week -- I can't seem to stand on my own two feet... how can you just leave me standing, alone in a world that's so cold? Just beat it! Beat it! No one wants to be defeated. I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me? But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. Where do you want this killing done? On the road again.
-Elvis/Prince/MJ/Beck/Johnny Cash/Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson