COVID-19 Homesick Blues
This is a song about the lives we are living today.
It is a parody of Bob Dylan’s immortal ”Subterranean Homesick Blues” recorded on the album Bring it all Back Home in 1965. 1965 was a time if great social upheaval, just like 2020.
Covid 19 Homesick Blues: Bob Dylan, Capo V
Johnny's in the basement, mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement, Feeling like a patient
Man on a cruise ship, Hand out, bad cough
Now I’m laid-off, Looking for my pay-off
Look out kid, it’s not something you did
God knows when, but we’re doing it again
You duck down to Trade Joe, looking for the Charmin.
Can’t find it, anyway, find it quite alarming
This is more important than all your global warning!
Maggie starts coughin’, She does it quite often
We all start plotting, Where to put her coffin
Another Covid day, Is on its way
Go away by early May, maybe longer anyway
Look out kid, get off the grid
Don’t shake hands, watch for swollen glands,
Stay away from those who carry rounded Virus
To keep a clean nose, maybe use Papyrus
Can’t find tissues, they are horded by some Pirates
Ah, all good, get sick, better keep your distance
Try to get assistance, better have persistence.
Confined, combined with work from home, you cannot roam.
Look out Kid, Keep yourself Hid
Your effort is for mankind, Covid on the Decline
Get behind, the outline, bear in mind we’re saving Lives!
Wish you all peace of mind, as we live in Quarantined!
Investment, assessment, market’s in the basement.
Call you advisor, you think me might be wiser
Buy low, sell high, I think he is a miser.
Look out kid, the markets have slid.
Talk though for fears, wipe away your tears
All happiness & cheer. When end is drawing near,
By this time next year we be toasting with pint of Beer!
I got those Covid 19 stay at home, Homesick Blues.