Song you last sung...
I rarely finish a song, but I often break out into song. Usually I don't finish singing songs because I don't know all the words. I seem to remember how a lot of songs start, but then it all kind of falls apart because the lyrics aren't there for me. Maybe I'll sing the chorus or part of a chorus, but I don't seem to have the patience to sing entire songs. Also usually I burst into song while I'm doing something else but then it all peters out as I get distracted by something else or am particularly engrossed in a specific detail.
Songs that I typically sing these days are almost like parodies. I'll take an existing song and add lyrics pertaining to whatever it is that I'm doing at the time. Most often lately I sing the old Donna Summer disco tune of "Last Dance" except I'll sing "Last game..." instead of "last dance...". I sing this when I'm playing a game of solitaire on the computer and get caught up in playing until I win a game. It becomes such a waste of time that I'll sing to encourage myself to quit. It's really kind of an annoying song that I sing. It's almost like I'm trying to annoy myself into quitting. This method of being forced into quitting by annoying myself seems to work. Maybe.
Aside from that singing, the last actual song that I sang was a Prefab Sprout song called "The Sound of Crying". This is because prior to the time of composing this post I had just posted the song on my blog Tossing It Out. Here it is again in case you're interested:
Do you ever ad lib song lyrics to accompany something that you are doing or a mood that you're in? Do you enjoy singing while you work? What is your favorite song to sing?
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I've always had music stuck in my head. This morning I woke up w/ 'Golden Age' by Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Last night it was Raspberry Beret when I found out Prince died. I have ad libbed lyrics before on purpose. I still sing 'takin care of Finster' instead of 'business' by BTO cause my cousin thought that was the line...we were kids when it came out and she'd just seen the Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was supposed to look after Finster baby, the bank robber. And my friends and I made up lyrics to 'every breath you take' by the Police too. I still sing, 'every well done steak, every arm you break, every cake you bake, every orgasm you fake I'll be watching you....Oh can't you see, I have to pee, my poor bladder aches, with every step I take..'ReplyDelete
JoJo, I'll bet a lot of folks have been singing Prince songs. I don't really know any. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who makes up silly lyrics to songs.Delete
One day, I started ad-libbing lyrics to the theme from "Quincy": Oh his name is Quincy, he's the L A Coroner... that's as far as I got. I also managed to fit the name "Oconomowoc" into the George M. Cohan tune "Harrigan," and came up with a new set of lyrics to the A&W Root Beer song that included a reference to having to visit the restroom after drinking two or three root beers... (I was a little younger when I came up with that one, because that was when the commercial was on.)ReplyDelete
John, I usually don't get much past the first line or two of a song. When I was a kid I'd make up lyrics as well. I guess we are not alone in that.Delete
Too many ad-libbed songs... last one legitimately sung, Dave Edmunds' Almost Saturday Night.ReplyDelete
CW, I don't know any Dave Edmunds songs so this I have not sung.Delete
I love to sing, but not publicly. The first song that came to mind that I like singing is Keep Pushin' by REO Speedwagon (used to be my theme song). And I love to sing Guess Who songs.ReplyDelete
I haven't been creative enough to ad lib songs and substitute lyrics. I think that takes some talent Lee. :)
Michele at Angels Bark
Michele, I make up some pretty stupid lyrics sometimes that take as much talent as saying stupid things.Delete