That song (John Prine's "Muehlenburg County"), has been playing in my head this morning. When Jerry and I travelled down to western Kentucky this past summer, a variety of music played in my head. Of course, as soon as I saw the sign for Muehlenburg County, that one began. Then "Bowling Green" (Everly Brothers). Before that, the bluegrass song, "Eight More Miles to Louisville."
Every summer my mother would drive us to visit relatives in West Virginia and she would always begin singing the Johnny Cash/June Carter song "Jackson" when we got to Jackson, Ohio. It's the only time I ever heard her sing.
When I was a child I sang myself to sleep. Literally. I would begin singing quietly, just to me, until I fell asleep. Sometimes I would finish the song. Sometimes not.
Many songs mean many things to me, and they often take me back to certain periods in my life, happy or sad.
Does your life have a soundtrack? Do you ever wake up with a song already playing in your mind that plays, off and on, throughout the day?
(I have a drawing to post later this morning, done in yesterday's last Life Drawing session...so check back later today!)