Song Lyric Sunday: Inside Our Heads

The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is Brain/Mind/Think. The song must contain one of these words in either the title or the lyrics.

I would like to write something witty and pertinent, but I can’t. Today is Valentine’s Day and in Bulgaria, this has bugger all to do with love. Because for Bulgarians this is the feast day of Trifon (also known as Trifon Zarezan), the patron saint of vine growing and wine-producing.

This involves meeting at a friend’s house for a ceremonial cutting of the vines, followed by drenching the plant roots in red wine. Then whoever had the best harvest is crowned king or queen, and everyone retires indoors to eat their own body weight in food and drink way too much wine for a Sunday afternoon.

So, my brain has closed up shop because my mind is spinning and I can’t think straight.

The only song that springs to mind is Tom Jones’ 1968 hit Delilah. A sweet ditty about a person driven out of their mind by a cheating lover. Who can resist this karaoke classic about obsession and jealousy? Not forgetting a violent death.

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me, I watched and went out of my mind

My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away, I was waiting
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah, I just couldn’t take anymore

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my, Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn’t take anymore
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn’t take anymore

Songwriters: Henry Katzman, J. Shirl, Jack Mendelsohn & H. Manners Pseud.
© Double Vinyl Music, Universal Muzik Taksim Ed. A. S., Donna Music Ltd

And just for a laugh here’s a version by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame…