A Song for 2020
The fucking world is on fucking fire, tra-la-la-la-la.
Between the plague and the fucking pyre, tra-la-la-la-la,
So many coffins on the bier, tra-la-la-la-la.
We’re paralyzed with doubt and fear, tra-la-la-la-la.
Someone else is saving the world, tra-la-la-la-la.
Filmed on an iPhone, click on this URL, tra-la-la-la-la.
Listen, be silent, speak up, support, tra-la-la-la-la.
Can’t trust the government, police or the court, tra-la-la-la-la.
What can be done, what can be done?
Wring our hands and stare at the sun?
Wash the dishes until day be done?
Ignore it all for escapist fun?
The poets would sing our troubles away, tra-la-la-la-la.
Pack up, for an hour, our cares away, tra-la-la-la-la.
See something, say something, do what we can, tra-la-la-la-la.
It’s not perfect, but it’s a plan. Tra-la-la-la-la.
— Michaeline Duskova
That song about fits the world right now. Certainly the US. Here’s hoping that next week brings a better song.
Things are ugly right now, that’s for sure. I join the chorus in hoping/working for a better tomorrow.
I saw a really good Tweet that said, “Just go do something productive. Do it again tomorrow.” https://twitter.com/esisogah/status/1266506756420763648
And, Trevor Noah had some brilliant things to say about the situation. Worth 18:12 of your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c So smart, so good at synthesis.
Thanks for summing it up in song, Michaeline.