66 thoughts on “Just Like Yawning

  1. Samilja

    Huh. The line from that song that always gets me is,

    “You promised me heaven, you put me through hell.”


  2. jon deal

    Our design studio used to have as a client a scrapbooking company called “Close to my Heart.”

    Someone would spit out that song in a meeting, replacing the lyrics with the name of the company and then the day would be essentially over.

    Now I have the “icks.” Both because of that song and remembrances of all those crazy scrapbooking people.

  3. MomVee

    Yeah, except here’s how one of my high school friends sang it:

    “Shot at the DOG!
    And now he’s lame.
    You gave Spot
    A bad leg.”

  4. quirky

    It’s a world of laughter a world of cheer, it’s a world of hope and a world of fear… There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware

    It’s a small world after all!

    Nope, not running through my head.

  5. denise

    i have had “thinking about you” by radiohead stuck in my head for over a week. the acoustic version. the whole thing over and over.

  6. feep

    Did you know that every rose has its thorn just like every night has its dawn just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song…

    yeah… well you do now

  7. Logos

    No, but I have had the theme to CHiP’s stuck in my head for a week. Before that it was the theme to Magnum, PI. I haven’t seen either show in years and I think this may some disease.

  8. Keagansmom

    I friggin HATE bon jovi and wish they would fall off the face of the earth….

    thanks ALOT, beotch.

  9. Chrissie

    It gets me every time someone sends one of those “you know lived through the 80s if” e-mails… And now, I don’t even have to wait for that to circulate again! Great… ;)

  10. Renee

    Dammit! Though it’s okay, it replaces the lame-o Platinum Blonde song that was going through my head all day at work today. Hey, does anyone outside of Canada even know who those guys are?

  11. catwalker

    OK – first of all, isn’t that BonJovi, crankmama? Or was your Pat Benetar comment just a ‘blanket’ 80’s nostalgia comment?

    and kimblahg if I wake up tomorrow with Tom’s Diner **STILL** in my head.. I’m gonna find you… and no doubt the first place I’m looking is in a diner ’round the corner.

  12. jenB

    my favourite bon jovie lyric is “with an iron clad fist, i wake up and french kiss the morning”. i want it on my headstone baby.

  13. apostol apostolopoulos

    Air Supply…”I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you…hmm hmm hmm hm hmmm, hm hm hmmm hmmmmmm hmm”

    The worst thing about this song is you never remember the rest of the lyrics.

    Ha HA! So THERE!

  14. Ryan

    My girlfriend was singing along in the car to that and took on a southern twang. And she’s a Pacific Northwest German/Irish girl with no ties to the South whatsoever. I laughed and she asked why I was laughing and I said because you “put on an accent” and she said Bon Jovi always makes her do that. She’s a cowgirl and on a steel horse she rides.

  15. paul

    “I want to make you feel free.” (accent on make!)
    – Joni Mitchell

    “the only time I’m happy’s when I play my guitar” (my personal eternal internal mantra)
    – Jack Bruce

  16. liz

    The one that always gets me is “Dead or Alive”. It’s got some really great, overly dramatic lines that I sing out loud when it’s stuck in my head:

    “I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride.
    I’m wanted – WAAAA-AAAAANTED! – dead or alive.”

    You know what I’m talking about.

  17. schmutzie

    The cure for a song running through your head is to sing “The Candyman“.

    Who can take a sunrise / Sprinkle it in dew / Cover it in chocolate / and a miracle or two? / The candyman / The candyman can / The candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

  18. dd

    Ha – I was out to dinner Friday night and heard a guy sing that phrase while we were waiting to be seated. I really hope it’s because you stuck it in his head…

  19. April

    It didn’t dislodge Afternoon Delight, which I have had in my head for EIGHT LONG DAYS.

    Kill me, please.

  20. Adam

    I’ve never understood having trouble with a song stuck in your head. I pretty always have a song running through my head- but if I get tired of it, I just sing another song. Switch tracks, if you will.

    “When I find myself in times of trouble…”

  21. Piper

    When I have a Bon Jovi song stuck in my head, it’s usually “Dead or Alive” ‘I’ve been everywhere (oh yeah) and I’m standin’ tall, I’ve seen a million faces, and I’ve rocked ’em all!!!!’ sometimes it’s almost as good as coffee in the morning. Almost.

  22. Weremonkey

    I’ve got an even better one stuck in my brain today – “Brand New Key” and in “I’ve got a brand new pair of rollerskates. You’ve got a brand new key.”

  23. Tim

    At least you have not had “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid stuck in your head for over a week.

  24. Mo

    Actually, I had another song in my head when I read those lyrics, but they seem to have canceled each other out. I can’t even remember what the other song was anymore.

  25. latenac

    I guess this is better than the Richard Thompson version of “Oops I did it again” that’s been going through my head for 2 weeks now.

  26. lokibat

    I just worked a week of Disney on Ice: The Incredibles…. let me tell ya. By the time we loaded out last night we were all singing various versions of Small World, the Tiki Room and the Disney-fied Version of Dancin’ In the Streets.

    I never thought I would be grateful for what you just did.

  27. bellacantare

    Funny Story – When my boyfriend and I said that we loved each other for the first time, that Bon Jovi song was playing in the background. We were taking a walk through the upper Fillmore and it was playing from some apartment a couple stories up. We didn’t realize it right away, but then we both started cracking up. The next song after ‘You give love a bad name”…?

    “Sweet Child of Mine.”

    Both songs have SO much meaning now. :-p

  28. sleepingKelly

    At any given time, I will have a Bon Jovi song stuck in my head. This particular one reminds me of a road trip w/ my sister and parents. My sister and I fought over the lyrics being either shot thru the heart or stabbed thru the heart, and my folks got so pissed they invoked the 5 minutes of silence rule.

  29. ~A

    While sick last week my visiting-from-out-of-town friend made me pay for daring to fall ill during his trip by singing some made up thing that went, “Ocean Man! Take me by the haaaannd-and…” something something. I’d be a minute from sleep (perchance to heal) and he’d break into this one line intro of a song that didn’t exist and I’d be wide-awake again, sick to my stomach.

    …Thanks to this post and the comments I now have You Give Love A Bad Name and Dead or Alive battling it out for dominate space in my consciousness right now.

    …and that isn’t fun. :'(

  30. Lorie

    Better then having honky-tonk-b-donkey-donk stuck in my head. I just left a convenience store with that song blaring in the background. Try singing that all day Mighty Girl.

  31. Markalope

    Yes, “Ask a Ninja” made a very sly reference to that song some weeks back, and to get it out of me head I had to buy it offa iTunes. Very interesting how many people referenced “Dead or Alive” – I’ve loved that one since that one episode of Miami Vice with Willie Nelson on it. OK – enough with the 80’s references.

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