For your amusement, sympathy, and perhaps to snare an unsuspecting soul into the same trap that has tortured me for the last few days ... for some reason, this song has been an earworm in the back of my brain:
The Red Shoes - Kate Bush
The song references a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a pair of enchanted shoes that force the wearer to dance endlessly. This particular version seems to imply a cure that, while not part of the original fairy tale, is a very common trope: to escape the red shoes, one must give them to someone else, passing the curse along.
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