Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
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Day 8

Day 08. A song that you know all the words to

One of my great weaknesses is an inability to remember all of the words to just about anything. Even as a child, the most terrifying things I had to do were to memorize poems (to read in class) or (even worse) music (for recitals). Every single God damn time I had do that it just didn't work: no matter how many times I was asked to memorize and even the simplest e. e. cummings poem, it simply never cohered. I used to have dozens of "thanks for showing up" third-place ribbons from frustrating competitions where I was supposed to play something on solo piano or saxophone; the only thing I can even remember how to play at all is about the first measure of a Gershwin piece whose name completely escapes me.

I just spent the better part of an hour trying to find a single YouTube video which features a song for which I know all of the words; if I couldn't write down the lyrics before listening to the song, then it didn't count. Even Hooch, a song for which I know most of the words, didn't cut the mustard.

Instead, I give you this:



Of course, this is actually what I was looking for: Severed Heads, Alaskan Polar Bear Heater, which features the following lyrics:

"Well, if you like it that much, you oughta do it again. You like that? Wanna do it again? Do it again."

Listening to it again, however, I realize that I've forgotten half the lyrics. Sigh.

I guess this is the only song to which I actually know all of the lyrics:



Sad, isn't it?
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