I have a friend who has an absolute tin ear... could not carry a tune to save her life. But she is a genius with lyrics. Because of this, she loves to sing along to things. It is almost as if she is showing off that she knows all the lyrics, but I don't think it is quite that vain. She just gets immense pleasure singing along to songs because she knows all the words.
And it is awful.
Much of the time I cannot enjoy the music with her singing along.
Sometimes she'll burst into song at completely inappropriate moments. For example, there might be a very emotional portion of a movie that is set to sad music. If she knows the lyrics, she will sing along right then and there, even though people on screen are crying because somebody left them or died. I'm trying to get into the moment and internalize the drama unfolding on screen, while she is smiling and belting out the lyrics like she's in a karaoke bar.
Here's the thing. I love my friend. I love that she has a way to enjoy music and I don't want to take that away from her. So I don't want to tell her to shut up or anything. But I also don't to be miserable.
How do I manage this? What I can I say to her that won't ruin the joy she gets from music while saving my ears from the horror?