Every now and then my brain gets fixated on a particular song at a level that goes way beyond ear worm. It gets embedded in there and my brain keeps stirring it up the way one might absent-mindedly fidget with a pen, or twiddle a lock of hair.
It’s been on a pretty much non-stop loop in my brain all week.
Fortunately it’s a song I don’t mind and it hasn’t driven me crazy yet.
One possible reason my wife offers for the continued looping in my brain is that since Sound of Silence doesn’t really have a firm definite ending, my brain keeps replaying it trying to end it. Seems plausible.
At some point, probably in a few more days or so, the song will fade and my brain will find something else to fixate on. In the meantime, here’s another cover version by Pentatonix.