This, of course, means that I could barely hear the song. I couldn't hear the lyrics at all, except for some snippets here and there.
I would stop in my tracks in the middle of the cereal aisle, annoying the harried moms and gray-faced teenage stockboys as I tried to make out the words so I could look it up later.
Of course, this was always a random encounter; I couldn't just look it up, I had to be wandering listlessly in a dump truck of a grocery store before I could even attempt. It's like a burglar walking down the street trying car doors and hoping to get a score. Only instead of rattling doorknobs I was buying pumpkin filling and instead of larceny I was trying to figure out a half-remembered song.
I've only been able to make out one bit of lyrics, which are "Wake me up." That's it. Standing there, cart in hand, eyes squinted towards the speakers in the ceiling, all I could come up with is "Wake me up mummmmble mummmmble."
Anyway, I heard it earlier this week and I was determined to find out what it was. I went online and asked people. I hummed it to myself, trying to translate the humming into words so I could type it up and the magic computer machine would spit out an answer.
And then, suddenly, it occurred to me. I typed in "Wake me up" in a browser and the answer immediately came up. For months, this never occured to me.
And that's a reason why I'm a dope.
Here's the song, if you're interested, by Avicii, called "Wake Me Up." I'm not much into EDM but I'll take what I can get. (For the record, this hit #4 on the Billboard, which should tell you what I know of popular music.)
(By the way, this isn't the official video, because the official video is kinda weird and has dialogue between the stanzas. It's easy enough to find if you're interested, but Vevo stamped their name on this so I'm assuming the royalties somehow make it to Sweden in either case.)