Monday, December 8, 2008

Stalked by the Ghost of Elvis

I have heard the Elvis song "Suspicious Minds" more in my two months here in Macedonia than in the rest of my 23 years combined. To be honest, I don't think I had actually heard the song at all until I arrived.

I have heard this played by cover bands, on Euro MTV and Euro Vh1, on the radio in taxis and grocery stores, on bar playlists, and most recently sung by an overweight Northern Irishman in a British pantomime play. I think it also made an appearance on the playlist for the after-party for that same play.

Of all the songs - no, just of all Elvis songs - why "Suspicious Minds"? Why is this song following me around the country?

It's like a disturbing recurring dream, that must have some greater significance. Time will tell.

All I know is, I can't go on forever with such a suspicious mind.

2 comments:

CWest said...

yes I have one of those songs here, it's Toni Braxton's "Unbreak my Heart"
I can totally relate my friend

Ryan said...

Seth. Suspicion and paranoia? Perhaps I have finally brought you over to my dark and tragic and lonely and paranoid vision of this despotic world...

You owe me one.

Also, I am really tired at work today, so sorry if this one doesn't make sense. Passing out "Good Job" stickers is getting to be a pain in the ass.