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NEW SONG: Aural Vixation

Aural Vixation
by Rob Wynne
TTTO: “The Girl Who’s Never Been” by Michelle Dockrey

This last weekend I had gone to an SF music con
And I sat down at the concert Friday night
Songs of battle filled the room, torch songs followed none too soon
And the classic songs were all a big delight
Having heard all of the rest, the last set would decide the best —
On the stage there stepped a girl with hair of red.
And she sang to us this song; although it wasn’t very long
Since that moment it’s been trapped and it won’t get out of my head!

Save me! Save me!
It’s trapped in my head, you see!
Oh no, I think it’s starting up again!
Save me! Save me!
It won’t leave my memory!
I swear, this is the song that never ends!

Many other songs were played, I’m not quite sure why this one stayed;
Four days later and it’s still on endless play.
Other earworms can’t prevail, even “It’s A Small World” failed,
But it’s stuck in here and it won’t go away
So I went to see the girl who let it loose upon the world
She said “My lord, aren’t you guys sick of it by now?”
I suppose it could be worse, at least this is a pleasant curse
But I would send it out of my head if you’d only tell me how!

Save me! Save me!
It’s trapped in my head, you see
Oh no, I think it’s starting up again
Save me! Save me!
It won’t leave my memory
I swear, this is the song that never ends

Just another west coast filker singing her songs late at night
Sitting with her pers’nal guitarist and notebook held too tight
Just a singer in the circle with a smile bright as the sun
But I don’t know how she does the things she’s done

“Oh, take pity on me please! I’ll even get down on my knees!”
I begged her to relieve my aching brain
She said “Well, now since it’s you, I guess I’ll see what I can do”
And with a wink began to sing again
Well, I sat and listened well as she began to tell the tale
Of the man who makes a family of his crew
And it wasn’t very long until she finished up the song
And now where there’d been just one song, there suddenly were two!

Take love! Take land!
Take the place where I can stand!
But you can’t take the sky away from me!
Take out! To black!
Tell them that I won’t be back
I swear, you cannot take the sky from me!

And she faded, leaving just this parody


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  1. LOL

    There are times I’m glad I’m alone in the office. 🙂

    I swear to god, Rob, they’re not going to LET ME INTO THE CON next year!

  2. Oh, god, the ending is brilliant!

  3. ow ow ow ow ow

    You are an evil, evil man!

    That was brilliant. Painfully brilliant.

    I’m going to hate you in about 15 minutes for the earworm, you know.

  4. gah . . . I suppose its nice to know that I am not the only one (or that Evan and I aren’t the only two, and now I’ve hooked a co-worker on it). Good job with the parody!!

  5. You are a bad man.

  6. *LOL* I wish I *wasn’t* in the office, it’s hard to suppress the laughter…. I double-dawg dare you to pull that out at GaFilk… besides, I just want to hear it done!

    That’s really, really good…. And now you’ve gone and got the original tune stuck in my head, arrrghhh! 🙂

    (And you’re so right, listening to her can be quite addicting…)

  7. Fun, fun, fun! I can totally relate. It happened to me last year!

  8. LOL!

    That’s wonderful!

    And thank you… now it’s stuck in my head too…

    (May I offer the theme from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”? It frequently works where “It’s a Small World” fails…)

  9. I had something similar stuck in my head earlier this week. Thank you for writing this so I didn’t have to finish mine. 🙂

  10. Thank you sooo much 🙂

    My brain is now sore from laughing.

  11. That’s great, love it! 🙂

  12. o/~ What’s that you say, Bobby? ~\\o

    “the best title… some obvious ones… Suggestions welcome.”

    Disclaimer -- I’ve read the lyrics but not heard the original.

    Is “Be Careful What You Wish For” an obvious title?

    Ann O.

  13. That’s great.

    I don’t know the tune but…it’s wonderful. Firefly lives!

  14. Evil! But very well-done evil, so yay!

  15. “Cheshire Cap’n”?

  16. LOL.

    Also, very true. It’s still stuck in my head. And this won’t help!! 🙂

  17. heeheehee…

    Every time I hear vixy perform this song, it takes at least a week to get it out of my head. Other insidious songs from this weekend include Tony/Carla’s “Chip Wonder” and of course, Jonathan Coulton’s “RE Your Brains.”

    Meaning, of course, that it’s ALL Tony and vixy’s fault! 🙂

  18. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t know the song very well. Otherwise I’d be reaching for the lime and the coconut right about now. 🙂

  19. HAHAHA I love this. 😀

  20. Nicely done! [pets the earworm.]

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