You’ve heard this one before

3 Mar

It’s that song

That song that keeps playing in your head

But it’s only the chorus

And you can’t remember the name

Or maybe you never knew it

So you just sing along

Hoping that it will just go away by itself

A passing infection

Not serious enough to wonder how

Not yet annoying enough to wonder when.

 

It’s one of the songs you used to love

The song you played every morning when you woke up

And every night before you went to sleep

But you don’t know the name of the band

Or the album it’s on

Because when you swapped playlists

With your lover, or maybe it was your best friend

The data was lost and even Microsoft cannot recover it.

 

It’s a song, maybe one of many

That you loved once

And now you wish you could delete forever

From your hard-drive, or your heart

But you won’t

Because there are too many to sift through

And some you haven’t yet heard

So you skip tracks

Sometimes several at a time

To get to the ones you know

The ones you still want to hear.

 

It’s the song that always plays first

When you set your media player to random

The one you can only find deliberately

Sorted by the date the exchange was made

Or the date the file was modified

And your life was altered.

 

It’s the song that reminds you

Of him, or of her

And you don’t care anymore

It doesn’t hurt

It’s just a good song

That you loved once.

 

 

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