HAVE you ever heard of the term “Last Song Syndrome”?
It’s a condition wherein a song constantly plays in your head and no matter what you do, it stays there, and you have no other choice but to sing it out loud just to satisfy your brain’s ‘karaoke’ moment.
When you have LSS, you keep on hearing the same song over and over again, and if you think hard enough, you can isolate certain parts like the voice, the chorus and other little details that you don’t normally hear when you are actually listening to the song.
It’s hard to lose the song if you already have memorized it or if it’s one of your favorites, and you may think that there is no way you can escape from this mind-numbing fate.
Take me, for example. I had been hearing “Linger” by the Cranberries inside my head for the past week now, mainly because when I drive, that song pops up from the radio every once in a while.
Up to now, I still can’t get it out of my head, and what I’m trying to do now is to strip it from my mind by writing a part of the song here.
“If you, if you could return, Don’t let it burn, Don’t let it fade
I’m sure I’m not being rude, But it’s just your attitude, It’s tearing me apart
It’s ruining every day for me…
I swore, I swore I would be true, And fellow, so did you
So why were you holding her hand? Is that the way we stand?
Were you lying all the time? Was it just a game to you?”
“I’m in so deep You know I’m such a fool for you
You’ve got me wrapped around your finger…
Do you have to let it linger?
Do you have to, do you have to, do have to let it linger?”
Maybe I can now get this off from my mind now, or maybe I may have infected you with LSS if you know this song.
If you can hear this song in your head after reading this, then you’re infected.