running in the background
of one's mind
as one goes about
the day. used affectionately for the songs that
persist for minutes
or hours and that
, like a movie soundtrack, reflect or amplify one's mood (rather than the odd, irrelevant songs that
occasionally get stuck in one's head).
it's april, sunny, and getting warm. my mental soundtrack
is, "oh what
a beautiful morning."
she dumped me. my mental soundtrack
is playing, "here he comes
/ that's cathy's clown."
that guy looks just like donald fagan. everytime i see him, my mental soundtrack
switches to steely dan, "hey nineteen."