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The Soundtrack of My Mind

Question:  When you wake up, do you have a song playing in your head?  I don't mean your alarm tune, either. 
 
Very often, when I wake up, I realize that I've got "background music" in my mind.  Sometimes, it's a song that I heard the previous day, particularly if I don't know all the lyrics.  It's as though my brain is trying to learn the words while I sleep.  (I'm not sure how it would think it could do that.  It must have a higher opinion of itself than I have of it!)  The best way to stop that soundtrack is to learn the words during my awake moments.  

Often, the song in my head is one of our church choir numbers.  Since I start practicing our Christmas music in September, I usually have Christmas carols playing in my mind all autumn.  

Sometimes, especially if I wake up in the middle of the night, the music will just be a seemingly random song.  If I pay attention to it, though, I realize that the message is just what I needed to hear.  

Music is a powerful tool.  When our children were small, every time we moved, John would put our new phone number to music.  The kids were quickly able to learn their new phone number that way.  What is set to music tends to stick with us. 

What is playing in the soundtrack of your mind?   (Due to the mention of the movie, "Groundhog Day" a few days ago on another blog,  I'm currently playing, "I've Got You, Babe."  I'm ready for another song!)

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Thanks for music.

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  1. Haha no but I wish I did! I usually fall asleep with the TV on- maybe that is my problem.

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  2. We watched Groundhog Day on Sunday evening too! We love it. Tonight on the way home from the Pathway Gathering I heard an old James Taylor song from my teen years "You've Got a Friend." I enjoyed singing along and remembering the good friends I've had throughout my life.

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  3. I don't mind waking up with a song on my mind but I hate when I can't get it out of my mind when I am trying to go to sleep! My song this week has been My Valentine (Paul McCartney) and it is definitely stuff there!

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