Elvis Presley Earwigs got me

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Eugene, Oregon
January 31, 2017 11:13pm CST
Fairly early this morning, I wrote about Elvis and his many impersonators. Since then, he has haunted me with "Heartbreak Hotel, "Suspicion," "Wooden Heart " (GI Blues), "I Can't Help Falling in Love" and (oh, no) "Crying in the Chapel" and "Blue Christmas." The only way I avoided those songs, to which I seem to know most of the lyrics, was to listen to the news, not a good thing since the election, or to play other music. So, I heard lots of Miles Davis, Keely Smith, Beatles, Ben Webster, Ray Charles and more. It is funny how just the suggestion of an artist or a familiar tune can set it off in your head. I know this happens to all of us at times. How do you get rid of an earwig?
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 17
I try desperately to come up with a replacement - then I need a replacement for that one - then that one, etc, etc.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
Yep, impossible to get rid of without a lot of variety.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Feb 17
RWhy avoid what the heart wants? It grows fonder if the rylics are mastered. You can relate with it
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
It was not what I wanted to hear. The music came unbidden and it was music that I have no great liking for. So, I played new music that I wanted to hear.
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@themrs (158)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Why get rid of if just enjoy the tunes .... :) :) :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
I tire of them after a while and want to change that singer to what I like better.
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@themrs (158)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic @ Try putting on a new song that you like and just keep playing it over and over that should get rid of the earwig and replace it with a new earwig.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
@themrs Yes, I did that and it finally worked.
@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 17
And now you have passed the earwigs to me. I think I am going to listen to some music, I do not want to listen to the news, too depressing.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
It surely is, Anna! It will be a long four years. I am concerned though, that once in power, His Egoness will be loathe to give it up.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic I fear he will become more and more arrogant and dictatorial.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
@LadyDuck He grows more so daily.
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@teamfreak16 (41333)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
You simply cannot go wrong with Miles Davis!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 17
You are so right, Scott!
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@TRBRocks420 (82464)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Feb 17
Happens to me all the time, if I even read a Elvis songs lyrics, they will play in my head for days, but not necessarily a bad thing lol.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 17
No, not at all.
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@FourWalls (15159)
• United States
1 Feb 17
"Suspicion" wasn't an Elvis song. That was Terry Stafford (who later wrote George Strait's song "Amarillo By Morning"), who tried -- and apparently succeeded -- to sound an awful lot like Elvis. As for how to get rid of earworms, I play the song. And play it. And play it. And play it. And play it again.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
May be a good idea. I read that "Suspicion was first recorded by Stafford, then Presley recorded it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Suspicion" Single by Terry Stafford from the album Suspicion B-side "Judy" Released February 1964 Format 7" single Recorded 1963 Genre Rockabilly Length 2:27 Label Crusader C 101 Writer(s)
1 Feb 17
Earwigs? Is it thw same as sideburn?
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
Not exactly. It is a song that you hear constantly in your head and can't get rid of.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Feb 17
I just let it play out until it plays its way out of my head.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
I find other music to take its place.
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@jstory07 (69762)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Feb 17
I like to sing those songs in my head. Elvis's song were really good songs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
Many of them were good and were huge hits.
@JohnRoberts (62806)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Feb 17
Did the earwigs whisper Thank you, thank you very much?
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
I wondered what that murmur was after I spontaneously applauded!
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Feb 17
I do have songs whirling around in my head so I put different music on.
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