My journey to shoot for the moon.

Recently, David, Michael and Chris saw part of an American Dad that had the Pina Colada Song Michael decided that it was a “catchy tune” and so he’s been singing it. He had me get him the lyrics. Of course, now it is stuck in my head too! I used to listen to the song (it was released in 1979) and at some point knew all of the words. So, I figured I’d share the lyrics – Thanks Rupert Holmes.

Escape (the Pina Colada Song)

I was tired of my lady
We’d been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read:

“If you like Pina Coladas
and getting caught in the rain,
If you’re not into yoga
If you have half a brain,
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape,
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for
Write to me and escape”

I didn’t think about my lady
I know I sound kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I’m nobody’s poet
I thought it wasn’t half-bad:

“Yes I like Pina Coladas
and getting caught in the rain,
I’m not much into health food,
I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon
and cut through all this red-tape
at a bar called O’Malley’s
where we’ll plan our escape”

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked into the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, “Oh, it’s you”
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said “I never knew”

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you’d like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You’re the lady I’ve looked for
Come with me and escape

Why is it that songs get stuck in your head?  The last one I had stuck in my head was Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes.  It was a song that Michael enjoyed and was listening to over and over again.  I wasn’t even sure that I liked the song, but there it was, in my brain – over and over again.

When I was a kid, I used to listen to a song over and over again to help get it out of my head.  As I’ve gotten older, that doesn’t seem to work anymore.  I’ll listen over and over and think that I’ve gotten enough of it and then a few days will go by and then POOF! it is back.  For a while, I thought it was just me – but I learned that it was a regular occurrence.


Comments on: "Songs that Get Stuck in Your Head" (1)

  1. Oh yes, I remember this song well, and the memories that go with it.

    Blessings – Maxi


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