It’s that song
That song that keeps playing in your head
But it’s only the chorus
And you can’t remember the name
Or maybe you never knew it
So you just sing along
Hoping that it will just go away by itself
A passing infection
Not serious enough to wonder how
Not yet annoying enough to wonder when.
It’s one of the songs you used to love
The song you played every morning when you woke up
And every night before you went to sleep
But you don’t know the name of the band
Or the album it’s on
Because when you swapped playlists
With your lover, or maybe it was your best friend
The data was lost and even Microsoft cannot recover it.
It’s a song, maybe one of many
That you loved once
And now you wish you could delete forever
From your hard-drive, or your heart
But you won’t
Because there are too many to sift through
And some you haven’t yet heard
So you skip tracks
Sometimes several at a time
To get to the ones you know
The ones you still want to hear.
It’s the song that always plays first
When you set your media player to random
The one you can only find deliberately
Sorted by the date the exchange was made
Or the date the file was modified
And your life was altered.
It’s the song that reminds you
Of him, or of her
And you don’t care anymore
It doesn’t hurt
It’s just a good song
That you loved once.