Earworm du Jour

This is "My Life," by Iris Dement.

The first time I heard it, I was turned off by Iris's voice (I think you'll hear what I mean). And yet. I listened to it over. and over. and over that day.

It's those lyrics... Just when you think it's suicidal bleak, Iris pours on a chorus of pure maple syrup (it's the simple sweet things, after all) to keep you from reaching for the razor.

Since my first listen back in March of this year, her words have wormed their way through my ears every so often, and they went and did it again this morning. Hence, my Earworm du Jour.

Parenthetical: It's too bad that the handy word they've concocted to describe "a song that's stuck in my head" is so creepy. It's enough to give me nightmares.


Anonymous said...

Iris has a way of grabbing your soul by the hand and taking it for a walk, a dance, or a hug. When this happens, her voice becomes one of the most beautiful sounds on earth.

figment said...

you're so right. despite myself, i've gone and fallen in love with her voice.