Stuck in my head.

Fascinating Rhythm
–George & Ira Gershwin
from Lady, Be Good! (1924)

Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
That pit-apats through my brain;
So darn persistent,
The day isn’t distant
When it’ll drive me insane.
Comes in the morning
Without any warning,
And hangs around me all day.
I’ll have to sneak up to it
Someday, and speak up to it.
I hope it listens when I say:

Fascinating Rhythm,
You’ve got me on the go!
Fascinating Rhythm,
I’m all a-quiver.

What a mess you’re making!
The neighbors want to know
Why I’m always shaking
Just like a flivver.

Each morning I get up with the sun —
Start a-hopping,
Never stopping —
To find at night no work has been done.

I know that
Once it didn’t matter —
But now you’re doing wrong;
When you start to patter
I’m so unhappy.

Won’t you take a day off?
Decide to run along
Somewhere far away off —
And make it snappy!

Oh, how I long to be the gal I used to be!
Fascinating Rhythm,
Oh, won’t you stop picking on me?

Nuff Said.
I hope you picked up on the irony. Five days is enough for any mental concert.

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~ by jackelopette on April 1, 2003.

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