Don’t Drink the Clorox or Inject the Lysol

Stay at home orders seem to be working and the coronavirus lockdowns that require us to shelter-in-place to provide proper social distancing are saving lives and flattening the curve, slowing the spread so that fewer people are contracting the infectious disease.  Anxiety is taking a toll on society because of the pandemic, and also since humans are social beings that don’t enjoy being cooped up, or having to stay isolated from others.  Some symptoms may include sadness, irritability, edginess, depression, but for our own good, we must continue staying safe.  The world has changed, and most likely it will never be the same, but we will survive and eventually this will be over.

Last week we had Familiar Place which was an unusual prompt and it was challenging.  This week we have on Song Lyric Sunday Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo as the prompt words, a topic that seems to relate to the pandemic that we are all dealing with.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.  Everyone, please try to stay safe amid this current pandemic!

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about The Grateful Dead song ‘Feel Like A Stranger’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Mexico’ by the Jefferson Airplane.  The upcoming prompts will be:
May 3, 2020 – Burrito/Fajita/Mexican/Tequila
May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us
May 17, 2020 – Song that includes a number
May 24, 2020 – End/Finish/Over/Stop

52 thoughts on “Don’t Drink the Clorox or Inject the Lysol

  1. I am a person who enjoys isolation, so this is normal for me (but it does get lonely sometimes). But, I did spend the day on various Zoom calls with people, even attending a yoga class. I am also writing a novel and just talking to people over Discord to help with the novel and just chitchat.

    I just miss the normalcy of everything as stores are closed and so are restaurants.

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      1. Me either. It’s hard to believe how brainwashed his followers are. I would say he needs to fire his writers but I think he says whatever the next stupid thing that pops into his brain instead of any kind of semblance of professionalism his staff writers would have preparation for him.

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  2. This is from Elbow’s excellent Seldom Seen Kid album from 2008.
    I just love the orchestration throughout and the sublime choir that comes in near the end.

    Gotta get out of TV
    Just pick a point and go
    The ticker-tape tangles my feet
    As I search for a face that I know
    Come on, tower crane driver
    There’s not so far to go

    I must have been working the ropes
    When your hand slipped from mine
    Now I live off the mirrors and smoke
    It’s a joke, a fix, a lie
    Come on, tower crane driver
    Oh, so far to fall

    Send up a prayer in my name
    Just the same
    They say I’m on top of my game
    Dwindle gentle rose
    Send up a prayer in my name

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Craig Lee Potter / Guy Edward John Garvey / Mark Potter / Mark Ellis Potter / Peter James Turner / Richard Barry Jupp

    The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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