I’ve been on a trend of waking up to a song. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve got this piece in the back of my mind or something going on in my subconscious while I’m sleeping but this is the third night in a row I’ve woke to a song in my head. This morning’s was a favorite of yesterday, “Wouldn’t Get Far,” by The Game ft. Kanye West. I was admittedly a little annoyed. I prefer to wake to silence and avoid any interjection from my thoughts or the outside world for as long as possible. Alas, such was not this morning, though the music didn’t last long, and by the midpoint of my commute to work I was reveling in nothing more than the hum of my tires on the freeway.
The busyness of my morning workday kept terrible pop at bay, until I made my way out to the range to check on our staff and “Girls Like You,” from Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B serenaded my trek down the practice tee. I find Maroon 5 only slightly more likable than a penalty kick to the groin so this is a less than ideal tune to spend any amount of time with. Thankfully, our starter approached me with a sufficient amount of questions to refocus my attention away from Adam Levine and his ilk.
For the remainder of work I bounced from pop hit to pop, alternating between Halsey’s “Bad At Love,” to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” and finally Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” None of them stayed for more than about 10 minutes as the last third of my shift was a rollercoaster between frenzied chaos and tranquil emptiness, allowing songs to creep in but stay no longer than the moment the next flurry of people descended upon the pro shop.
As soon as I got off work my mind battened its hatches and shut out any outside invasions. Some of this was due to my elation at having completed my second to last shift, and the other part was just general ADHD. In fact, that same ADHD led me on several largely circuitous ventures throughout the rest of the afternoon, but, thankfully, I kept my thoughts free of repetitive song. Now I’m sitting here trying to drown out the abysmal performance of the Cowboys while the earlier day’s visitors make revolving appearances in my mind.
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