(Love Theme from) Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh


I enjoyed the movie Contagion (2011) starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in a story about the spread of a deadly disease.  The movie lacked one thing that it would have had if only it had been made in the 1950s or 1960s: A song, the Love Theme from Contagion.

The song would've occurred in a scene in the first 30 minutes of the movie, where the male and female lead characters meet in a night club where there's live entertainment.  In the background there would be a singer accompanied by a piano player and a guy on conga drums, and their song would be played in a minor key to a moderate calypso beat, and it would go something like this:

Contagion
What I'm catching is you
It's raging
And it feels like the flu

I hope what I'm saying to you is truly 
Communicable
For I'm sure that there's no remedy
Swallowable or chewable

Infected
By the idea of you
Directed 
By a heart that is true

I'm plagued by the symptoms of something that might be 
Microbial
Let us run away to find a cure in my sporty
Automobile

Oh darling
Please do not quarantine me
This virus
Got someone and I mean me

…you get the idea.