Hang On Little Tomato

I've mentioned before that sometimes I live my life as if it has a soundtrack. My moods have songs. Songs that I never, ever, ever get tired of hearing. EVER. My Semi-Sad / Slightly unsure what to do next / Need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel Song is called Hang On Little Tomato by Pink Martini (who for sure make my top ten favorite people to listen to).

I had a particularly rough day at sea awhile back. I must have played this song about five times in a row while I was on watch. My AB who had been staring out the window finally looked at me and said, "uh Mate.....is everything okay?". I had to chuckle and say "yah, I just needed a dose of some little tomato!". He was a big burly guy from the south and I was pretty sure he thought I was CRAZY. A few days later he said, "Mate, can we listen to the little tomato song?". It was then that I knew the magical powers of this song were real.

Yesterday the ladies and I were hanging around the house with Pandora Radio playing in the background....and then all of a sudden Hang On Little Tomato started to play. I let out a squuueee! jumped up and made the ladies start dancing around the living room. (for realsies...the squuueee! happened) The dog got really excited and then he wanted to dance too!


After the song ended and we all resumed our previous activities I realized a little tomato action was exactly what I needed. My 2012 word CHOOSE has been haunting me. I'm on the cusp of a big choice (which I'll share with y'all in the next few days).

This song actually made it into my mantra for 2012.  Shake it out little tomato!

If you're struggling with tough choices too, here is a little tomato-y advice:

Just hang on, hang on to the vine Stay on, soon you'll be divine If you start to cry, look up to the sky Something's coming up ahead To turn your tears to dew instead

And so I hold on to his advice When change is hard and not so nice You listen to your heart the whole night through Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you


(The album version has a lot of clarinet in it ...it's lovely but, I figured you'd like to see them live.  If you're hooked and would like to sample the album version as well click HERE.)