I keep hearing a song on the radio that sounds to me the way a bad acid trip would sound, keeping in mind I’ve never had an acid trip at all. Here’s how it opens:
You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep.
It goes on to talk about getting hugs from a million lightning bugs. I don’t think I’d be thrilled by either of those things, myself. I believe I mentioned on this blog how we get infested with ladybugs every so often, and having hundreds of them banging against the windows is disturbing enough. I can’t imagine multiplying them by a thousand and then having them light up.
Just the sound of all their little feet…! Ugh!
I’m not the biggest fan of the song, but Kiddo#1 suddenly piped up after I did the “hear one note and change the station” trick, saying, “Hey! I like that song!”
Oh the sacrifices of Motherhood. I changed it back. By now I’ve listened to The Acid Trip Song a few times.
The last time it came on the radio, I thought toward my guardian angel, “Someone was doing the good drugs when he wrote the lyrics.”
A moment later, a thought popped into my head: that this song might well be part of the Alice In Wonderland movie.
It made sense: I’ve always disliked Alice In Wonderland because of its creepy-disturbing factor, and this song had the same kind of disconnect at its back.
The song ended, and the DJ said, “From the Alice In Wonderland soundtrack released last Tuesday…”
Good call, huh?
I’m still not keen on the fireflies, ten million of them or otherwise, but at least now I know why I want to change the station. I’ll just have to get faster at it.