This is a bit of a cheat. I've got a bunch of fragments from other FAWMs that I never finished. I got this one finished enough now to post it. If you look at the tags, you'll have some idea of how I hear it.
It's a classic kind of jazz song: Verse, followed by a Refrain of the form AABA with coda.
Today, I woke up smiling, my lover next to me in bed,
The dust in the sunlight, beguiling. No voices in my head.
I left my lover sleeping took a walk, my toes tapping like a song.
But I’m afraid of knowing, with all this joy overflowing,
that there has to be something terribly wrong…
I’m so happy I must have a tumor
I’m so in love, I’ll have to go blind.
Is all this clover about to bloom, or
is it all ivy, the poisonous kind?
I keep blushing. It could be phlebitis.
So chipper. Could my thyroid be stressed?
My heart’s is so full…is it pericarditis?
Is this really love, or pains in my chest?
(Bridge - heartbeat and/or clock fx under the music)
Tick, tock, what’s going to happen?
Tock, tick, the shoe’s gonna drop.
Tick tock, if I get any happier
Tock…my heart will stop.
I’m so bubbly, so fucking loquacious!
It could be Tourette's, or ADHD.
But, don’t worry! It isn’t contagious.
At least, I don’t think so. We’ll just have to see...
But I’m so rich. So slim & attractive.
My luck can’t run out! Heaven forfend!
There's only one answer
I'm radioactive. . .
and the world must be,
The world must be,
The world must be