Do you ever have dreams where you're in school and you thought you had dropped a course but the paperwork didn't go through and now you have to write the exam even though you didn't attend a single class?
Or that you have to hand in an assignment, but for some reason you haven't done it and now you have 30 minutes in which to complete it and get to the other side of campus to hand it in?
I had recurring dreams like that into my 30s. Gradually they went away.
Then I went back to school in my 40s and I once again have anxiety dreams about exams and assignments.
In a recent one, I was assigned to do something about linguistic ambiguity; and I had decided to take a piece of text, print it in big letters and block out the ascenders and descenders in the letters (the parts of the letters that fall above and below a lowercase "o"). In the dream I was aware that this was not what the prof wanted me to do, but I was convinced that I could give an explanation that would allow me to get a passing grade.
I had the text picked out, a song lyric, and I knew how to accomplish the printing and removal, but I kept having computer problems that wouldn't allow me to get it done. I was going nuts and then I woke up. The anxiety from this dream lingered with me so long, that I wound up actually doing the task for the first verse and chorus.
Can you tell what song it is?