Thanks to The Winder, I've found a song that I absolutely, unequivocally refuse to put in my library. That song is I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany. That poor girl Tiffany. I feel all sorts of bad for her, don't you? I'm all for that 15 minutes of fame business, except I wouldn't want to do what Tiffany had to do to get my 15 minutes of fame. I'd rather a video of me barfing go viral. (That was way rude, wasn't it? I'm still wishing I had that barf video -- I'm not comparing Tiffiny to barfing.)
So how did The Winder manage to bring this little tidbit of info to light? Let me tell you! For the last eleven years, since I've known The Winder, she has phoned me the night before each of my marathons. And during each of those phone calls, she's managed to construct new lyrics along the lines of "go Rabid run," to various songs that are popular, or not-so-popular. At first I answered the phone. But now I don't so as she can leave her song as a message. That way I can listen to her fine creation for all time and infinity.
This year, it was the following lyrics to the tune of Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now:
That's my advice for you tomorrow.
And what else can I say?
Have fun while you are running.
Running just as fast as you can,
Pretending you are holding Spouse's hand.
Tryin' to beat your record,
Then you run so fast and run so fast
and finish at the li-ne
Then you say, I got my personal best,
It was lots of fun this time a-round.
I'm still not going to put this song in my library. For the first time in the duration of the Tuesday Tune, you get a tune I don't own. Or plan to own. I also thought about giving you The Winder's version of this song, but couldn't because she uses my real name. Smart thinkin' Winder. If I had more time, I'd edit the sucker and share. It's fantastic.