Singing the pandemic blues (a musical interlude)

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Artwork by Caroline Wedel. Like it? More at Sci-Illustrations.

Here are the lyrics to the song Elton John didn’t perform at the One World: Together at Home concert.

To the tune of “I guess that’s why they call it the blues” by Elton John

Time blurring away
Every day feels like its forever
Between you and me, I can’t honestly say
That things are gonna get better

And while I’m at home
Dusting and baking inside
And it won’t be long before I go and check
On the number of people that’s died

That’s why I’m singing the pandemic blues
Time on my hands, only numbed by the booze
Play with my children, cry under covers
Hoping the virus won’t get my mother
And I guess that’s just the pandemic blues

Staring into space
Picture my life back in Jan
Living each moment without consternation
And plain unaware of Wuhan

Staying at home
Shop with a mask if it helps
But more than ever, I’m hoping to see
Fresh toilet rolls on the shelf

And I guess that’s just the pandemic blues
Time on my hands, bored and searching for news
Play with my children, hiding from others
Hoping the virus won’t get my mother
That’s why I’m singing the pandemic blues

Staying at home
Trapped with the internet memes
Now more than ever, my previous problems
Seem just like a big hill of beans

That’s why I’m singing the pandemic blues
Time on my hands, stood in toilet roll queues
Play with my children, Zooming with lovers
Hoping the virus won’t get my mother
And I guess that’s just the pandemic blues

(Play with my children, Zooming with lovers)
That’s why I’m singing the pandemic blues
(Hoping the virus won’t get my mother)
And I guess that’s just the pandemic blues
And I guess that’s just the pandemic blues

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