SOCIAL MEDIA

26 March 2020

Staying Home - A Song Parody about Being Quarantined

Hello.

How are you?

The Movement Control Order that we're living with right now just got extended until April 14. I think the extension was both discouraging in some ways and also entirely expected. Everybody is in a state of uncertainty, truly not knowing what will happen next as we race to slow the spread of the virus.

This isn't a fun time for anyone on the planet, but I was reminded recently by a friend of J. R. R. Tolkien's words in Fellowship of the Ring:

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


Funny how the words from these 'old' writers keep coming back and ringing true in different seasons of life. 

What I've decided to do with the time given me is to keep on being creative. Using my talent with words, taking care of my family, keeping my ears and eyes open for those in need, and praying.

This is a heavy time, but I think the human response to extreme heaviness often involves humor. That's why we've seen so many coronavirus memes, and the like. This is my contribution to the humor needed in this season...and also a bit of a "stay home" PSA. I hope you enjoy our newest parody music video--it's been a while!


Vocals by my talented sister, Lizzy!

Lyrics to "Six Feet Away":

I'm staying six feet away
Staying home to save the day
No viruses on me
I'm staying six feet away

Call me, baby, if you need some bread
I just wanna sanitizE
Come on, come on, come on
Washed my hands for you, don't take a chance

No matter where you go
You have to be alone!

I'm staying six feet away
Staying home to save the day
No viruses on me
I'm staying six feet away

No matter where you go
You have to be alone!

Stay inside with me and don't be scared
Covid-19 is outside
Come on, come on, come on
You and me cannot go anywhere
For now we can stay here for a while
Even though it might be a long, long while

No you cannot go,
Unless you go alone!

I'm staying six feet away
Staying home to save the day
No viruses on me
I'm staying six feet away

And we seem weak, the virus strong
We're gonna keep fightin' on
I know you worry, but it won't be long, darlin',
And when you feel like hope is gone, 
Just stay inside your home!

I'm staying six feet away
Staying home to save the day
No viruses on me
I'm staying six feet away
I'm staying six feet away
Staying home to save the day
No viruses on me
I'm staying six feet away


Kristin said...

In the records of history, there were definitely much worse times to have gone through.

And trying times can bring out our creativity!
Hoping things get easier :)