Last month, I spend the weekend with a group of friends. Suddenly, in a pause in the conversation, someone said, "Freeze. What's the song going through your head?"
Mine was Sweet Jane by the Cowboy Junkies. His was something obscure I'd never heard of but was tangentially related to the topic at hand. One other person had something going.
What shocked me was that about half the people in the room didn't have any music going at the time - maybe 6 people. I can't remember a time that there wasn't background music in my brain. And I can remember far back.
Often my internal song comes from the constant input of my external world. Right now I'm REALLY working to keep hubby's horrible zombie song from becoming the standard track in my brain (it is just so damn catchy and the kids randomly burst out singing it). For the past few years it has often been one Suzuki guitar song or another. During the many years I worked in retail, my internal music came from the ever present top 40 radio stations playing through the speakers. Sadly, for several office years, it was the muzak I heard on my way up the elevator in the morning.
Several times a day, my brain attaches some lyrics to a conversation or situation. You know, someone is telling me they moved last weekend with some help from their friends. Then I'm all Beatles for the rest of the day.
So how about you? Does you have an internal soundtrack? What's playing right now? Or are you quiet inside? What's that like?