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Sometimes "things" sneak into my mind and take control over my life. You may have experienced this yourself with a movie, a book, a song, a person, a job, or a lover. The strange thing about this phenomena is that your life become lost around this "thing" and you can't have enough of whatever this thing is.

Recently this hit me hard and it's about to drive me crazy.

It all started when I visited a member profile over at Mixx, and discovered a music video of "Simple Man", by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I had never heard the tune before, But from the first time I heard the song it went straight into my heart and has stayed there ever since.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but this particular song is currently dominating my entire life. I have to listen to it over and over again - before I go to bed, while eating, working on my computer or taking a walk outside. Everyone who visits me must listen to Simple Man whether they like it or not, otherwise they will suffer my wrath!

Even when I'm not playing it, I still hear Simple Man played loud and clear in my head. I must hum or sing the tune while people around send me worried looks.

Another thing that's irritating is whomever I play Simple Man for, everyone seem to have heard it before. Well I haven't, and I don't understand how in heaven's name everybody else has heard this song, but it has never crossed my path.

Is this destiny?... Was I meant to be overdosed with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man in my mid-twenties, and have the rest of my life spoiled by this obsession?

The music video is a beautiful live version that lasts over seven minutes. The song grabs and hold me firmly - the quiet organ layer, the drum back beats which give the song vitality along with the steady bass. Both powerful and soft guitars, and it's beautifully sung by the lead singer supported by harmonic backing vocals. The entire band seems to enjoy this performance, which adds a lot of positive energy to the song.

The song inspires me to write articles and poems, compose songs, spent time with friends that I haven't seen in quite a long time, and to call my parents on a daily basis.

But the song has now caused me to suffer from a personality disorder. It has become extremely annoying because my whole life revolves around Lynyrd Skynyrd and Simple Man. I don't want to play it, which is useless, because I just have to. Or could it be, that I want to? I'm not sure.

Help me....

4 comments

Daisy said... @ December 9, 2008 at 8:29 PM

HA! Well, I'm afraid I don't know how to help you. Yes, I have heard this before (but then I'm pretty old, so I've heard a lot of older songs) :D.

Best of luck to you in getting past this. ;)

McCafferty Himself said... @ December 10, 2008 at 3:16 AM

Lisa, Been there and done that, where it takes over your life I mean. Usually, for me, it is a woman, but I have had a few songs I got stuck on like you are stuck on "Simple Man." I never thought of it as a bad thing though because I was stuck on it because I liked it. So just roll with it. It will eventually fade.

DR VINNY BOOM BOTTS said... @ December 10, 2008 at 5:51 PM

This will help.
http://vimeo.com/1778399

Enjoy
DR VINNY BOOM BOTTS

Lisa said... @ December 14, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Daisy, thanks.. wish I could switch off my brain sometimes...

McCafferty Himself, I am rolling and rolling, but the song is still there. Why the heck doesn't it go away?...

Dr Vinny, been there, done that... never going back :o)

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