Friday, February 2, 2007

Stuck in my head.

One of my all-time favorite movies is The Jerk starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters. It's ridiculously full of quotable lines that I have memorized and whip out during appropriate occasions, much to the confusion of friends and family. More than just being silly (roll-on-the-floor, wet-yourself hilariously silly), though, The Jerk is a story of family, of self-discovery and ultimately, of love.

At one point, Navin and Marie cuddle on a beach beside a campfire and sing a sweet duet to each other while Navin plays the ukulele he has brought along, presumably for just this moment. It is this song that I have in my head this morning:
I know (I know)
You belong - to somebody new
But Tonight you belong to me...

Although (Although)
We're apart - your part of my heart..
And tonight you belong to me...

Way down by the stream..
How sweet it will seem..
Once more just to dream
In the moonlight...

My honey I know...
With the dawn..that you will be gone..
But tonight you belong to me...

Way down way down along the stream..
How very very sweet it will seem..
Once more just to dream in the silvery moonlight...

My honey I know...
With the dawn..that you will be gone..
But tonight you belong to me...
Just to little old me...

Here's Josh Ritter and Erin McKeown performing their version of this song via YouTube. Now you can have it stuck in your head, too. You're welcome.

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