A dream about school and life events that I’m only now connecting after becoming fully awake explain what I Woke Up Singing today. And what song would that be?
Let’s start by examining how disappointed I should be to be sitting at my work desk when in my dream I called out of high school not once, not twice, but three times to make sure they knew I wasn’t going today. Oddly, I was trying to call out myself, but that wasn’t allowed. I kept calling numbers that were the school, but not the right office. Dream interpretation for that part is ongoing, but first thought: Am I Bono and I still haven’t found what I’m looking for?
After waking and realizing I’m not still in high school (thank all things holy) and adulting requires I get up and go to work, I rationalized it thusly: tomorrow is likely a snow day so save the vacay day for a sunny spring day.
As I got out of bed, the DJ in my head (DJ Tara… DJ T-Siz (thanks, Marc!)) dropped the needle on the record. And that is so the case because this song is old. I was but a wee one when it dropped, as the kids say, but it’s a pop culture icon and a classic tune. Also, it’s not surprising after one dreams of school to perhaps start humming this tune. Even less surprising, when life features events that make you want to start fortifying the wall around yourself with certain people, well, it makes sense that my brain picked this. (The songwriters have said that the song is about a barrier around a person that they erect to protect ourselves from life events.)
I am still singing this, in my best British accent. But here, for your listening and viewing pleasure, the song I Woke Up Singing, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in The Wall.
Almost every day, my brain wakes with a record already dropped on its turntable. Sometimes, it’s like a dream — me telling me something or revisiting something about me/my life. Other times, it’s random as f*ck and I like to think my subconscious is just trying to keep me entertained on this crazy roller coaster ride called life. I celebrate this in my Frequently Infrequent Series Woke Up Singing. Look for more Infrequently Frequent posts, you know, infrequently. Read more of Woke Up Singing here.