Through my work as a voice teacher, I've observed that modern tongues are hyper-vigilant. So much of modern life means answering what Gertrude Stein calls, “the same rapid question." Our tongues are trained like guards to respond immediately.
Usually, she was too amped up by steroids to rest, but, over time, through trial and error, I happened upon a couple of songs that did the trick. They were tuneless, gentle, and persistent. I went on and on until I won.