15 March 2011

springtime for...

Today, I begin my spring countdown.

While running this morning—on the indoor track {darn you time change and making it dark again at 6am}—I was thinking about songs that make me feel springy.

And this one came to mind: "Springtime for Hitler." I didn't want it to come to mind. And then get stuck there. I wanted something more about fields of flowers or the excitement of new growth in the spring.

I wanted something, you know, charming and appropriate for Disney.

But no, I get this song from The Producers. I know it's tongue-in-cheek. I know that's the point of it. But do you ever want to be asked, as you sprint around the track, "What is that you're humming? Such a fun tune!"

And then you have to answer, "Oh, it's 'Springtime for Hitler'. It's catchy, isn't it? The tune, I mean. I don't actually mean the concept of Nazism. No, that I'm against. Shall I sing some of it for you?"

Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Winter for Poland and France...

Springtime for Hitler and Germany
Deutschland is happy and gay!
We're marching to a faster pace
Look out, here comes the master race!

I have tried all day to replace this song. But now, here I am about to go home to make tater tot casserole, and I'm still singing about Hitler. This is not a problem I ever thought I'd have.

For fun: a video! I've never put a video in here before, and it annoys me that whoever posted this video on YouTube made a typo in the title. That is not my doing. My doing is making you think about Hitler on a lovely almost-spring day.

You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. I've been humming "You Can Never Hold Back Spring."


    (BONUS[?]: It is accompanied by a fanboy montage of Tom Waits pictures.)



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